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“OK but don't go out of your way to visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 681 4455
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Ranked #21 of 41 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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“OK but don't go out of your way to visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Good to see but certainly not worth travelling a long distance to visit. Lovely situation, right on the beach with lovely views of the city.
takes no more than one hour to visit. Very close to Marina Mall - we walked to the Mall after our tour of the Village.
Toilets shocking so make sure you go before you visit!

Visited December 2013
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“Waste of Time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went in as it was one of the stops by our tour. Didn't know what we will find - what we did find was a run down museum of sort. I have seen better heritage display in small towns. Expected much more from a Emirate.
Few of the buildings had craftsmen displaying there goods in what seemed like workshops. the prices asked were meant to rob tourist. If they had actual schedule of these craftsmen showing us there skills it would have been interesting.

Didn't waste much time here instead went to the adjoining building of Abu Dhabi Theater which had a garden and pier facing the water front. Seem like a picnic spot for locals with beautiful view of the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi

Visited December 2013
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“Good overview”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Great place fantastic layout and arabic culture well displayed.would recommend visit . Good stalls and lovely scenic view.

Visited January 2014
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“Good representation of Arab culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We spent an hour in the heritage village, which was a good experience. The Arab culture has been well presented in the heritage village. Layout is good with nice pavements, on the beach and well organized. Worth visiting for at least 1-2 hours.

Visited December 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I was going to corniche,when I came across the heritage village. If you are interested to know heritage and culture of U.A.E. you might want to visit this. Good place,the beach is amazing with wonderful views. But I don't think this is one of the best places to visit in Abu-dhabi,but if you plan to visit corniche or Marina mall,visit this also which is located near it. No entrance fee. You can find toilets here but not clean at all, Tissues and hand wash were also run out.

Visited December 2013
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