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The Dubai Heritage Village

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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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Its not exceptional but its good

We visited heritage village expecting something a bit different, but it wasn't disappointing either. Its a nice walk in the evening, with heritage houses, shisha, barn, museums... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Bangalore
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited heritage village expecting something a bit different, but it wasn't disappointing either. Its a nice walk in the evening, with heritage houses, shisha, barn, museums, restaurants, small shops. Quite pleasant. Don't visit in the harsh sun though. Its near Dubai creek so it can be combined. It can be reached by metro.

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Gnjilane, Kosovo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Been there and done that, seen U.A.E Heritage Village, it is perfect (not like one where I grew up :) ) If you are planing to visit Dubai, please add it to your list and you will enjoy!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited around noon on a thursday and the place was absolutely deserted and many things were closed. We got the impression that there wasn't much to see/do anyway. As an attraction it misses it's purpose.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A bit of old Dubai in a great setting on the side of Dubai Creek. There is lots to wander around and kids will love the space to run around with lots of books and crannies. Restaurants line the Creekside with the usual Arabic food reasonably priced. Locals enjoy it here too so there is a good cultural mix. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very nice hope to return to it ASAP To take shesha in ... But this place suitable for young only with family hope to be more clean in future

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Heritage Village on Sunday. Although the schedules promised that the Village would be open, there was nothing and all the houses and museums had doors closed. You could walk through the village, but we were not able to see anything. Quite a disappointment.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A must visit to sit by the creek in one of the open air restaurants and try various Arabic delicacies. See the life go by in the iconic Dubai creek. The village portrays the old historic Dubai and traditions with models of old houses and lifestyles.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are looking for quiet and space, then this is for you. The place was deserted, to the point of shops closed, there were renovations, which had not been mentioned at all, and apart from the old boats there wasn't much to keep you interested.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoyed souvenir shopping here. The shopkeepers are a bit aggressive (to this American), however, friendly and helpful. I was practically alone as a shopper, so I had plenty of attention. I didn't see much else at the attraction; it was devoid of people while I was there which I enjoyed - however, if I wanted to enjoy the bustle... More 

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Eventually found the site, but was not worth the trouble. Took us six minuets to look around and was rubbish. One shop selling shell trinkets and a diving school. A few boats (they were the only interesting part) and that was it.

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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.