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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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Original, old Dubai house

Great opportunity to see one of the original Dubai houses, this one belonging to a Pearl merchant. Very good interpretative information in each room. The old school next door is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We read about this place in a guide book, but no one in Dubai seems to know it exists! We asked our concierge who didn't know. He booked us a taxi whose driver didn't know. He phoned a friend who didn't know. In the end we told him Sikka Street (the address in the guide book) and he knew where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are in this area definitely see this house museum showing how one segment of old Dubais lived. Very well done with rooms set up like they might have been used. And if you are near lunch or dinner time, definitely consider eating next door at the Al Bait Al Qadeem. We had such a nice lunch there that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Heritage house should not be confused with Heritage Village, they are different. Heritage ouse is rather small, but gives one a good peek in to the old life of the locals. Their traditions, their home, rooms, kitchen, play area, seating area...its quite interesting small tour of possibly 30 mins. Its free too. Its near Gold Souq so it can be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm not into museums, but I decided to check it out because it is literally next to where I was staying at. Since I have no interest in museums, I found it quite boring, but I'm sure history and museum fanatics and possibly those who have some interest in museums will find it worth their time. Afterwards, you can visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great opportunity to see one of the original Dubai houses, this one belonging to a Pearl merchant. Very good interpretative information in each room. The old school next door is part of the same complex.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stumbled on this museum en-route to the Deira gold souk. It was a very pleasant surprise. Hardly anyone in the place, possibly because it is not well promoted. It is an old house that was owned by a wealthy merchant and is surprisingly large. The signage in English is good. One gets a really good feeling for what life... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Typical 'wealthy old Dubai' house, built round a courtyard. Some fascinating displays and artefacts. Interactive touch screen information that links with items on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This building was originally a pearl merchant's residence and has been restored with genuine artifacts to show how the people lived many years ago. Free entrance. It's well worth a short diversion from a stroll around Diera area - the rooms have been furnished as faithfully as possible to give a real flavour of what life was like 100 or... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

An interesting insight into traditional life in the UAE.It is nicely done with explanatory panels and models.Located near the old gold souk it is well worth popping in for half an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Best Place for History's lover and Tourists.Complete Display in Shape Of Statues And Things Which Used in Daily Life of Emirates People.It's Show That How They Lived In Past.2 to 3 Mints Walk From Al Ras Metro Station.Must Visit This Place If You Want To Know Inside Life Of Emirati House.It Was Great Experience.

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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.