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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: (04)393-7139
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Old town charm oasis before you hit the glitz

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were on a guided walking tour of Dubai as part of our Big Bus Tour and had a stop at Dubai House. It is a an interesting museum that takes a look at a traditional Emirati house and how people used to live. The rooms are set up in various displays to give a sense how people in Dubai... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Interesting museum. Worth a visit. You can combine the visit with the Al Ahmadiya school which is right in the corner and with the souks in the area: gold souk, perfume souk and spice souks.

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bristol uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited this free museum house on our way to the Gold Souk. Quite well done and certainly interesting to see how the original buildings were constructed and used. Certainly worth a little time if you are in the area.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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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