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The Dubai Heritage Village

Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0)4 393 7151
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Ranked #88 of 206 Attractions in Dubai
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Type: Museums, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage Village (Hatta Village) provides a glimpse into Dubai’s traditional culture and... more » Owner description: Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage Village (Hatta Village) provides a glimpse into Dubai’s traditional culture and lifestyle, including Emirate’s maritime history, pearl diving traditions and architecture. Displays include a tented Bedouin village, ancient armory, wooden chests and cooking utensils. « less
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not sure what to make of this place. Nice walk along the creek, a fabulous glimpse of Dubai as it was, and some good photo opportunities .... But where are all the people ?? The whole area was deserted to the point we weren't sure if things were open as we wandered round in perfect isolation. Highlight was the museum... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

To reach here u need to get down at Al Gubaiba Metro & it's jst thr. This place will take you back to the Dubai of Old times. There are models of old houses & thy perform the traditional dance of menfolk. Then there are stalls of traditional food too. The women serving at these stalls are very rude &... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The heritage village is interesting, but there is very limited information within the village and few areas open. Yes there were some shops selling souvenir stuff like you can get in other parts of Dubai and yes there were some buildings. There was very limited information on pearling, there were no weavers no potters as listed on the Heritage web... More

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Melbourne Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Extremely disappointing no one available to explain the heritage village ,totally empty except for myself not worth the time

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Heritage gives you the perfect insight of how Dubai was 47 years ago when it was just desert and the locals slept in tents and the form of transport was a camel! A lot has happened since then! I came here 30 years ago and they wer starting to make it the great city trhat it has become today.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A must see when visiting Dubai. Even if you are here for a short time, devote some of your stay to visiting Dubai Heritage Village. Good quality demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts, of course shopping opportunities, as per Dubai! However, they are not the normal commercial shops, but good value traders who know about what they are selling and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not such a large area but still you can be more acknowledge with UAE's cultural life from the past. I didn't like that strong smell of fish from the nearest fishmarket. And all those restaurants on the territory can propose only one style cuisine.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The quickest tour my friend took me there in the night time i did not enjoy it very well and i had to leave because i did see any thing deserve staying like the global village also the price little high

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Heritage village is a nice place for a walk along the creek. They have nice restaurants and you can sit outside having your shisha and arabic food. For me the restaurant Kanzaman is the best...very fast service and good quality arabic food. You can sit directly at the creek watching the passing Dhows(ships). Go early to catch a table. Restaurant... More

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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

its very nice they have some traditional stuff but is not that big thing, its better to go there and go to the creek and then to the bazar of gold, but in the village you can find some houses and interesting things

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