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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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As featured in Dubai for young kids
Ranked #82 of 197 attractions in Dubai
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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191 attraction reviews
830 helpful votes 830 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

There are two parts to the Heritage village. There is the souk and the older part. I had not been to this site for some time and arrived by ferry which I do recommmend. The souk is a problem - the stores outnumber the customers and you can only look at so much imported stuff under a heavy pressure selling... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is nice to see, it allows you to see the culture and architecture of the Dubai before it became the city it is now. If you are interested in the heritage of the Dubai, than this is the place to go and see. I would recommend to visit it during the evening, or during the winter days, as... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Unfortunately I am unable to score higher as we didn't give this sufficient time. We didn't realise how much there was to do and it was our last day - it looked really interesting if you like a bit of heritage and there are a number of lovely places to eat lunch round and about. I would plan for about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We walked from here to the Dubai museum alongside the creek and it was a most pleasant day. It was unfortunately closed on Friday when we went as it is their holy day (like our Sundays). It appeared worthwhile but was made for tourists.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Don't even think of going there during the day. It is dead. I think it livens up later in the day and being able to sit outside with views of the Creek must be amazing. However, most of it was closed and the only activity was a bored bus load of school kids on a field trip! A much better... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A sort of time warp-meets-craft fair, the Dubai Heritage & Diving Village is a great place to see the more traditional aspects of Dubai life that are missing from the modern city. The Village is ideal for uncovering ancient artifacts unlike those found in any other part of the world, and to pick up a unique Arabian bowl or basket.... More

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