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The Dubai Heritage Village

The Creek
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Address: Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0)4 393 7151
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage Village...

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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Ancient dubai

We can see a beautiful old Dubai ,traditional shops with Arabic culture . This place is help us to know about old Dubai history, because it's near of creek the view is so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nikky R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We can see a beautiful old Dubai ,traditional shops with Arabic culture . This place is help us to know about old Dubai history, because it's near of creek the view is so natural, so many dhows cross around the sitting which is enjoyable. We can enjoy football with different cuisine and shisha, Al bandar is nice restaurant ,food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wander down narrow stone aisles, drop in to a nice variety of shops, talk to expatriot artists, find things you can't live without, enjoy some tea. It is a lovely stop

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are in You have see the Heritage Village. It gives you an insight of how people lived hear before modernisation. One thing was very cool was the natural air conditioning system they used at that time simply genius!!!

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit as this amazingly modern city has some very interesting history that you should take the time to explore.. Loved it!

Thank Anne C
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for all history lovers or just people who want to get a perspective on where the country comes from! Really neat and clean, a nice experience!

Thank Onarollgirl
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ventured out in the cold and rain, Had to shelter in a tent until rain shower had passed. There was a camel and a donkey, craft houses displaying working trades and there were toilet facilities

Thank figsbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The Heritage Village was created in 1997 in Al Shindagha Historical Neighborhood in Dubai, close to the Diving Village, to embrace the heritage events and to display a live image of the old traditional life in UAE. It represents the components of wi

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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was there to have dinner but I was enjoing my time there! You can have an idea about how it was before they discovered oil underground! nice experience!

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I love this place specially during Dubai shopping festival coz they have many events suitable for kids , teenagers and families .. Local food there are tasty and freshly made Traditional bands sing old songs .. It is really nice place to visit

Thank Khaled A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Well..what can I say...word "beautiful" is not enough to describe this place...everything made of flowers...its a man made beauty...parking is easily availalble...although the food available inside is very expensive...1.5 dhs cold drink is sold @ 10 dhs...other than that its a good experience...must visit atleast once...

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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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