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The Dubai Heritage Village

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The Creek
History museums, Museums
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Address: Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0)4 393 7151
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage...
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.
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Old Dubai

My visit to the Dubai Heritage Village was an amazing one. I took a city tour and managed to see old Dubai. I was a bit fed up seeing all the modern, tall architecture. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Nish2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My visit to the Dubai Heritage Village was an amazing one. I took a city tour and managed to see old Dubai. I was a bit fed up seeing all the modern, tall architecture. They beautiful, but sometimes you need a break from it. I found the Heritage Village very interesting indeed. It was great to see the lifestyle of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There was nothing special, it was a little bit boring for us. There is some shops where you can get some souvenirs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While on the Big Bus Tour we visited the Heritage village but sadly it was a waste of time...only a few shops open and nothing else going on...not very interesting at all.....we were told it was better to come back later in the day but didn't feel it was worth the effort....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visit this place only if you've seen everything else in Dubai and still have lots of time to spare. Hard-core travel junkies will be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Heritage village at Dubai creek. Ask taxi driver to take you to Bur Dubai heritage village. Taxi from the Marriott was about $7AUD ( cheap and easier than the train- however train is best for other sites $7.50AUD for day pass unlimited trips ) heritage village is free entry, lovely original buildings( relocated to this site) and a portion of... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Its is not time consuming to visit the village. It is a nice pleasant stroll around the buildings to see the heritage.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There are displays of old houses and tents. You can see how locals lived decades ago. You can also visit ship hertiage village to see something about fishermen lifes.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Heritage Village has been rebuilt, and so is quite new. However, the area stands on the site of the original, old buildings of the original Dubai. The village takesthe form of different, traditionally styled buildings, which house a number of small museums. The Hose of Poety , Sheikh Zayed's house and the Diving Museum form just a few of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There was an extremely thin cow with overgrown lamanitic hooves. Goats crammed into a tiny dirty pen. Very cruel. Rest of village was dull with little heritage and no culture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One of the stops on the Big Bus tour, driver did not explain to us that none of the exhibits would be open when we got off the bus late morning. Nice location next to the Creek and a good photo opportunity...place is poorly sign posted and you are left to wander aimlessly through the site passing the area used... 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.