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The Dubai Heritage Village

Address: Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0)4 393 7151
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Ranked #66 of 152 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

am here for 10yrs and for 100times have criss crossed in front of heritage museum butvhavent visited till now we headed last friday to the musuem tye weather was amazing and due to holiday crowd was high its carefully presved life of Bedouins there food small arab utensils and machinaries for sale and also a small flea market its a... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

no entrance fee but no guides,no audio tour, no written signs.. it's cute to see but lacks the explanation of any kind..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Heritage Village is located in Dubai at the Dubai Creek along the Shindagha area. Is one of the historical monuments, old houses designs, most of them were built of stone and mud. The village contains approximately 15 different kind of houses which show the old traditional way of life in Dubai, in the village you can buy a lot of... More 

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went to the Irish Village t experience the place at the height of the Dubai rugby 7's - amazing party atmosphere, great fun and the time ran away with us! We also decided to go back a couple of nights later (post 7's). It was much quieter, but still a great place to watch the world go by. Regular... More 

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Ellicott City MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We got here mid afternoon on a Thursday and everything was closed. Besides it really didn't look all that interesting. But it was open and anyone could wander through. Don't waste your time here as it was a bit of a walk from the abra.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

They have created a collection of traditional houses, but when we visited it was almost deserted, apart from the Indian shops, of course, which are always open.

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