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“Nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 681 4455
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Ranked #29 of 70 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

There is nothing special there, no special attractions, just few shops, few banches and shaded bouildings. Not really worth it.

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit, just for the views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I wouldn't highly recommend this to visit, unless you have a car, and you are already driving to the Marina Mall next door.
The village is a little touristy, and there is nothing really to buy, unless you want overpriced make in China rubbish.
You're better off going into Abu Dhabi city centre and finding a nice souvenir shop there. Or a Souk.
However, the views from the beach are remarkable and quite frankly are the best views in Abu Dhabi for the buildings and skyline.

Visited February 2013
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“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This has so much potential but I don't think it's being we'll looked after, faded signs on the displays, a row of shops full of cheap, touristy things.
I did enjoy the dwellings and the craft demonstration but left me hungry for more.

Visited February 2013
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“an oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

this is a quietish outdoors place with animals, greenery, typical irrigation canals and a basic museum.

Visited June 2012
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“An interesting insight into the origins of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

There were a few fascinating elements to this site, in particular the original dwelling with the air conditioning system comprising flaps of material facing the four corners of the compass! I tried it out and it really worked.

It was also great to see water being raised by using a water buffalo and yoke linked to a pulley! An irrigation system had been set up to show how this primitive system worked in real life.

A good place to buy artefacts to remember the city.

Visited January 2013
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