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Emirati House Experience
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Emirati House Experience

By Hiara Tours
Emirati house experience is an experience where visitors will be visiting a real Emirati house to learn more about Emirati Culture, Traditions, Hospitality & much more. Visitors will enjoy first thing when they arrive, The Emirati Hospitality with Arabic coffee and a very special home made sweets while I will be talking about stories about our practices and traditions, and the majlis Etiquette where Dinner will be served to guests on floor ( it can be served on a dining table for people who can not sit on floor by request) Home made Emirati main course with refreshments and side dishes, and we will talk about Emirati food. Later, visitors will enjoy having a conversation about Emirati Women from the past to present with having a Sulaimani tea (Red tea) also with some Emirati desserts. Guests will learn more about Emirati Scents: Dkhoon, Oud, Amber, Misk,..
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Dinner
  • tea
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Sweets
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (strictly not allowed)


Departure details
  • 21 Al Wujoud St - Mohamed Bin Zayed City - Z16 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101774P6

  • Dress code: comfortable and covered clothes (as dinner will be served on floor)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 101774P6

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    21 Al Wujoud St
    21 Al Wujoud St - Mohamed Bin Zayed City - Z16 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mohamed Bin Zayed City
    Stop: 3 hours
    Emirati House experience
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Soumia escorted my family to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. She was punctual collecting us from our hotel and very acco
SaibraH
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Great tour , highly recommend
Asma was wonderful and super knowledgeable. She helped me numerous times with my scarf , she took pictures for me ,
Deborah K
Deborah K
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Request Tahera as your food guide!
We thought Tahera was an excellent guide. She took us to restaurants we would not have found on our own, and was ve
deankF4848JR
deankF4848JR
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Tahera is the best!
Tahera was a wonderful guide—knowledgeable, open to questions, a delightful conversationalist. We definitely recomm
dilynnclark
dilynnclark
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Fun visit
We had a great time with our guide Soumia. She gave us a lot of history and thoroughly explained everything to us.
Meander712905
Meander712905
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Very impressive building. Guide was charming , courteous and accommodating. Houda was so knowledgeable and informative.
Well organised, no long delays waiting in line, enough time for photography and to look at detail. Guide very well
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rachelcT81JX
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Highly Recommend Asma as your tour guide!
Asma was incredible and very knowledgable - highly recommend her as a tour guide. She went over and above, even acc
815lo_cm
815lo_cm
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Good expérience
we had a very pleasant time with Soumia who introduced us to her beautiful country. a caring woman, cultured and v
johnpaul484
johnpaul484
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A Day Tour of Abu Dhabi Sites.
The Tour Guide was excellent. We got an excellent Tour and explanation of the History of the UAE and culture.
Cosmopolitan173611
Cosmopolitan173611
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Much more than a culinary trip
We had the pleasure of getting local food in places without Torists. Everything was explained to us wonderfully and
Evelyn_Sunny76
Evelyn_Sunny76
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A really great experience!
The tour with Tahra was a great experience. We learned a lot about the history and especially about the local food.
danunas
danunas
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque during sunset
We booked a private tour to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We enjoyed our tour very much, the view was just a
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DJABZOFFICIAL17
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Excellent Private Tour with Tahera
Excellent tour with great understanding of the Mosque history and architecture. Tahera was really nice and took her
tikicici2
tikicici2
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Wonderful place
the Mosque is all white. the tiles and carpet are amazing. There are tours available on site that explains every de
christianhG2949FV
christianhG2949FV
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Great City Guide!
Ali Is very knowledgeable and efficient. He took us to all the iconic places and gave us a lot of information and h
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Natasha Rukavishnikova
Dubai, United Arab Emirates87 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
I have been living in Dubai for almost 7 years and truly believed I knew a lot about Emarati culture and traditions. But I could never imagine that there is still a lot more to learn especially when it is presented by Maitha - an amazing person and a local tour guide at the same time.

This authentoc experience is taking place at the private house of Maitha and her mother. The first part is the talk about Emirati hospitality and Majlis traditions. You will also be served Arabic coffee with dates. By the way you can ask as many questions as you want, even embarrassing ones. The 2nd part is a dinner served in a traditional sitting layout on the floor or low pillows (be ready to seat low for about 40 mins).Food is simple, yet delicious, cooked by Maitha's mother. And the last part is dedicated to Oud and bahour-arabic scents. All in all we spent there about 2 hrs, and even my non English speaking mom enjoyed a lot.

Definetly will recommended Maitha's Emirati House experience to everybody.
Written December 1, 2019
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Pranjal P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
Oct 2019
Miss Maitha organized a very nice tour at her house. You get to learn and understand the cultures, rules, and traditions Emiratis have in their homes, their spices, food, scents, their marriage traditions from the beginning to how it has evolved over the years.
Maitha prepared authentic emirati food for us.
I would recommend this tour to people who want to learn more about the UAE and the people.
This type of tour is one of its kind in the UAE and all the details can be found online.
I am glad I was a part of this experience as I can share the information with my friends and family and enlighten them too.
Written October 19, 2019
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M Sau
3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
This experience was in the home of a local lady Maitha, She was very hospital and lovely. I loved sitting on ground and eating by had as how locals eat. The experience allowed us to know emirati culture from inside which I highly appreciate.
I think any visitor to UAE should try this highly recommended.
Written January 8, 2019
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Hi, Appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with Hiara Tours. Hiara Tours ensure that this experience is authentic and you eat and sit like locals. Thank for recommending this experience.
Written February 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mia A
5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I recommend everyone visiting or living in the UAE to try this experience. As an Arab living in the UAE I have never had the chance to experience the Emirati culture. You would be surprised how much you can learn. It was a truly authentic experience within the real home of an Emirati family. You get to experience the hospitality of the Emirati culture. Maitha Is an amazing host who is perfectly bilingual in Arabic and very good English. She was great at explaining each factor of the culture and traditions of the country with all aspects of life. In addition to that, you will get to taste a yummy traditional home cooked meal. You will be explained the tradition of before versus now. I highly recommend it.
Written October 18, 2019
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Bryanna A
34 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
This was an incredible experience to try authentic Emerati food, learn about the culture, and ask any question I have ever had about the traditions and society. Maitha provided a structured evening but left plenty of room for us to personlise it by asking our own questions or changing the itinerary here and there as we wanted. This, as far as I could tell, is the only cultural tour offered in Abu Dhabi and is well worth the time and money!
Written March 29, 2019
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Madline
4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Matiha was professional and she was very friendly with us. the home is in the middle of residance area but we managed to find it. unforgetable!
Written January 12, 2019
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Hi Madline, Thanks for reviewing Emirati house Experience. We are glad that you enjoyed being in an Emirati house. As this experience is in an ordinary emirati house it is in the middle of the neighbourhood. however, google maps makes it easy.
Written February 11, 2019
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Eton E.
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
The experience was amazing and unforgettable in an emirati house. It is not easy in Abu Dhabi even to meet locals but being in their home was the best thing in the trip.
Written January 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi, Thanks for rating us as 5/5. glad to hear that you found an unforgettable experience. Hiara Tours understands travellers are looking for cultural experience and we do offer it. Hope to see you in other experiences in Abu Dhabi.
Written February 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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