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“Good place to learn about Emirati history” 4 of 5 stars
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Heritage Village
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 681 4455
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Owner description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Good place to learn about Emirati history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Even though the heritage village is a bit small but the entry is free of charge and a good place to learn about Emirati history. You will have a small museum and a souvenir market. Also a desert village with some animals is there. Again it is not huge but informative and free (which is rarely in the UAE).

Visited April 2013
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“Could be so much more.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Although it is interesting to see the way the people use to live, this could be so much more . It is just good for a quick walkthrough to see everything, but not much more. A bit disappointing.

Visited January 2013
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“Not what it should be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Heritage Village sounds better than it is, a small section off the causeway going to Marina Mall with a few pathetic stalls, one poor camel, and some awkward attempts at demonstrating local culture. In most countries a heritage village is a major attraction. In Abu Dhabi it is an embarrassment

Visited December 2012
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“A little bit of Arabic history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Heritage Village is situated just past the Marina Mall off the Corniche. Easy to reach by bus or taxi, we visited as part of the Big Bus tour. The village offers a fascinating insight into early Bedouin life with lots of information available.

Visited September 2012
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“tourist hotspot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

the heritage village is filled with tourists. Its not glorious or eye pleasing to the extent of going all the way to visit it but if you came to be close to Marina mall I recommend you pay it a visit (its free entrance) and see Abu Dhabi's skyline while doing it

Visited November 2012
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