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Heritage House

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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: (04)393-7139
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Peek into the past

We walked around the Old Deira area and found this interesting house that once belonged to a pearl merchant. It is an interesting place. U get a glimpse of old Dubai houses. they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Goa, India
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another museum cum heritage house right in the centre of city... You can learn a lot about local heritage and culture

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We walked around the Old Deira area and found this interesting house that once belonged to a pearl merchant. It is an interesting place. U get a glimpse of old Dubai houses. they also serve some traditional tea - very refreshing!

Thank agrawaldivesha
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I was wondering through the souks and somehow, turning into some side street I stumbled first upon the Old School, close by and then upon this example of what an old Dubai house would have looked like, and how the life style probably still is for locals who live outside towns. It was interesting, nice and cool compared to the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Heritage House shows how the arabs used to live, on show are traditional tent-type houses, with utensils, boats etc. There are a few souvenir shops and alongside the creek you can sit and have a drink. We went in August in the afternoon, it was so hot that we just had a quick look, but in cooler months it will... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

we had gone to the Heritage House with a lot of expectations having read the reviews in some forums. However, if one is short on time , it can easily be skipped as the place mostly has a lot of photographs and very few other things which talk about the history.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I absolutely enjoyed it. I came across this place accidentally and glad I went in, was free admission. The place gives you a pretty good idea of how things are used to be... nice and quiet and all wad clear. A good break from busy streets. Can be seen in under 30 min.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was nice checking out how they used to live like before, how the houses were built, inside you will find a few pictures and reports that you will enjoy looking at and reading. Helped to show the history of the region and not just Dubai's past and how it came to be the city I love today.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We wandered round the old town on our first day after taking a boat across the Creek. Gives you a sense of context, though to be fair it's oddly lacking in 'reality' or any sense of place. This museum is a bit of a breath of fresh air, albeit the narrative detail is a little thin on the ground. Worth... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

During a stay in Dubai is this a place you must visit and see the evolution of Dubai Emirate. This together with Dubai Museum is a must to visit

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had spent a very hot morning touring the area near the gold souk in Deira when we fortuitously came upon Heritage House and the adjoining Al-Ahmadiya School. We were greeted very pleasantly at the entrance desk which is located in a small lobby where there are sofas, a water cooler, complimentary coffee, and complimentary literature available. The museum self-tour... More 

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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