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Heritage House

Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(04)393-7139
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Ranked #74 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Type: Other
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Heritage House took some finding on foot from the nearby gold and spice souks. It is free and we were offered a free coffee or water on arrival, which was welcome. The house consists of a central courtyard with a diorama of children playing and rooms off with various displays. There is also an upstairs section with an outside view.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Interesting example of a large traditional Dubai house, and worth going to after the Dubai museum. Fairly central location (across the creek), but a bit hard to find on foot; had to ask a few people. Note: there was an excellent cafe just to the left of the place (when facing it), which I would recommend for lunch.

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We got a real feel of old Dubai and it was free! There is also the opportunity to taste traditional food and coffee in the courtyard.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Free entry and the Al Ahmadiya School is almost next door so you can visit both very easily. Close to the gold souk. Lovely museum, well thought out, once the home of a wealthy merchant and now displaying many aspects of life in Dubai before the oil boom. Set around a courtyard, it was fun opening doors as you are... More

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Leeuwarden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This little museum is worth to visit. The house is renovated in a traditional way and gives a wonderful impression of the old Dubai days. The visit takes about 45 minutes. No entrance fee.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This place was simply a good experience. This house tells about the culture,heritage and life style of the people of UAE and Dubai in general.

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Earth, Texas
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stumbled across it by surprise while on a stroll in Deira. Very nice small museum focussing on the living of the locals before Dubai´s boom. No entry fee but really worth a visit of 1 hour or so.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We came across this delightful historical house purely by accident when we were looking for the gold souk. It really was a great find, as we were both interested in finding out about old Dubai, before the boom. It is a house set up as it would have been, along with short videos, models and the occassional 'real' person to... More

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Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This house was really insightful to get an idea of how the people in Dubai lived. You get to go into the different rooms of the house and read about what might have happened in each room with educational videos to help visual and experience how it was to live in Dubai at that time. This is free to get... More

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Heritage houses are located in Bur Dubai over looking the creek a must place to visit for travelers to know about the ancient civilization of UAE. I wonder the knowledge they possess about the beautiful housing designs and the bedrooms, balcony, terrace areas, bath rooms terrace rooms over looking the sea and creek. Well ventilated houses designers stair cases. I... More

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