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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 #78 of 189 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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Zagreb, Croatia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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Karachi, Pakistan
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31 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Well this was simply awesome and beautiful. Saw this magnificent and majestic only from the outside, couldn't go inside because of time management. But this place gives a helping hand in telling about Dubai's past desert life.

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Seattle
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13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Imagine good food, Hookah pipes being smoked by men and women alike in traditional dress all happening at hundreds of tables along the river into the wee hours of the nights under sparkling cafe lights and you get the idea! Pretty special and authentic especially since I had never been in the Middle East and felt like I was capturing... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

You step off the plane and the heat just hits you - it is so hot and humid. Everywhere in Dubai is Air Conditioned. The hotels are beautiful with no expense spared - marble, gold, brass on everything. The people are lovely - although they don’t talk much of us Westerners. I have blond hair so people stare at you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

And you will look at the desert with different eyes. This place will show you how these people were looking and living before the civilization of the region. The original air towers and crafts are interesting, once you can compare what the future brought to this country, finding they have lived over a sea of petrol.

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Ujjain, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

If you want to spend an evening fully wrapped up in UAE culture, then visit this place and be here in the evening till dawn. you can see the arabian architecture, along with local people around, traditional attires and stuff to buy. the best part of the evening is to have dinner and sheesha puffs at any of the creek... More

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