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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 #105 of 207 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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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 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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Taipei, Taiwan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

you can see a few old houses and collections here and nothing else. The quality of interpretation is very poor. I can barely learn the history of old dubai. The government needs to work harder on this.

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punta del este/uruguay
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just like an old fortess with memorabilia wel diaplayed but that's it. Perhaps after visiting the tallest building in the world, the Gold souk, or the singing fountains one is not so much impressed not to say the safari to the desert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very nice place. You can see how people lived before Dubai thrived. There are women making traditional dishes. You can also buy souvenirs from there. There are many open air cafes along the seaside. We had some cold drinks and smoked shisha in the evening admiring the beautiful scenery.

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Rendsburg, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Dubai's heritage is best to see in the Dubai museum. Go there and not to this deserted place. It's an hour of walking thru heat and not worth it, at least during the day. At night it might be okay, as there are at least 3 restaurants.

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Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There is limited heritage to be found in the city, so for those interested in a bit of history I recommend a visit. Keep in mind that things in Dubai happen in the afternoon and evening. If you'd like to walk around and take photos with no people or tourists, visit before noon. Later on the shops and food stalls... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was probably very nice as it made it but as we visited it was somehow a desert. The entrance was probably the most attractive part. The museum was closed for renovation and almost half of the rest part was abandoned and closed as well. Only a few shops were open which sold the same "made in China" knick knack... More

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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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