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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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An interesting area

Between the gold souk and the spice souk , this house is next to the historic school and an interesting courtyard restaurant (dont be put off by the street view, step inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite disappointing as not too much to see at this attraction. Perhaps my timing was wrong but I was expecting more...

Thank Addelam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the gold souk and the spice souk , this house is next to the historic school and an interesting courtyard restaurant (dont be put off by the street view, step inside). Its full of those dioramas but the house is beautiful and worth seeing. It and the school are free.

Thank riversideBangkok
Washington, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this venue during a city walk about. It is free to enter and gives a good understanding of how people lived during the time before Dubai became so popular.

Thank Hermy555
Belgrade, Serbia
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful way of presenting the history through visual tools - with presentation using doll figures. Experience is like you are taking a journey through someones life as that person remembers it, like in the movie. So great feeling. There is not a lot to present, but the way it is presented it pulls you closer to their culture.

Thank Sandra D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you go to dubai, there are now a very few places that give u a glimpse of history of the region (otherwise Dubai is mostly glitz, high rises, etc). The Heritage House is one of these few. I will definitely recommend it for those interested in culture etc

Thank sahilagarwal
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well established and free. It provides an interesting perspective of home life in Dubai in the context of a traditional home.

Thank Michael A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance of this is free. It is located near the oldest school - al-mahdiya school. It is a good way to see the early Emirati way of life. This is a better way to spend time than wandering aimlessly in malls. So yes, I recommend this place.

Thank sophiegrayy
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Even with the signposting, this place wasn't easy to find... It is very well laid out and gives an interesting insight in Dubai history... The quiet serene rooms against the hustle and bustle outside it a great contrast,.. Something different and cultural to do whilst visiting the city.

Thank AM-AM-Travellers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I loved looking at the architecture here and having the opportunity to learn a bit about the UAE's history.

Thank SydneyCfr
Beverly, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Very interesting place and absolutely no crowd. While everyone else is busy buying things in different souks all around, you can be checking this place out which is free and very close to the metro station. You get to see how people used to live before Dubai became Dubai and even taste some free tea/coffee.

Thank dandreyev

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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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