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Heritage House

Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #41 of 111 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Other, Cultural
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Type: Other, Cultural

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Budapest, Hungary
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nicely organised free museum of traditional lifestyle in Dubai, just a few blocks away from main attractions in Deira.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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88 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Heritage House can be easily reached from the Al Ras Metro Station and is halfway from the Gold Souk and the Al Ras Metro Station. If you go in the afternoon you can tie it in with a visit to the Gold Souk when it will be cooler in the Gold Souk. This has recently been upgraded and provides... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A few steps inland from Al Ras metro station (exit 2), close to the spice and gold souks. A very warm welcome with free coffee/tea, and then a peaceful hour meandering around the exhibits. You have to push open heavy doors to gain access to many of the rooms, in many of which there are touch-screen information points, hidden in... More 

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Irvine, California USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Really interesting look into a traditional upscale Dubai home of the not too distant past. The building has been restored with dioramas and displays of daily life. You feel like you are snooping around someone's home. Don't think just because it is free that it is not that great. It is well worth an hour or so of your time.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice to see how the old Dubai started to take shape. Best prices on souvenirs, they are happy to see you and sell their goods at a better price than the SOUKs

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London, United Kingdom
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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