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Address: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 02 681 4455
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A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other...

A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.

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$88*
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Abu Dhabi All-Day Tour
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City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks
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Abu Dhabi City Highlights Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Zayed Centre and Heritage...

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Interesting and worth the trip

Heritage Village is a good place to start your trip if you have never been in Abu Dhabi. It sets the scene in terms of the old and new City. It is well laid out, well maintained... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tina V
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was great to be able to see a little of the historical and cultural side of the UAE but when we visited it was extremely hot and although each hut / in-doors area we walked into had AC, the walk from one place to the next was in the blazing heat so it made it a little difficult to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice stroll over the banks of the creek in December and the Village gives an insight of how life was in the old days. You can taste some of the snacks (Sweet) cooked in front of you, do some shopping of handicraft and local flavoured products. Finish the vening by tasting the Tagines in one of the restaurant on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heritage Village is a good place to start your trip if you have never been in Abu Dhabi. It sets the scene in terms of the old and new City. It is well laid out, well maintained and a nice day out.

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Thank Tina V
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and really enjoyed seeing the history of the area. However, it was unbearably hot, and only a small part of the village was air conditioned, obviously to keep everything authentic as possible. Would highly recommend. Our visit was part of an Abu Dhabi city sites trip.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing historical place. Giving you an insight to the history of Abu Dhabi. Amazing things to lip at such as the ancient jewellery, cutlery, weapons e.t.c. A very posh cafe, lovely food and great staff. It's just near the beach front and all this for free!! Except the cafe where you have to pay for what you eat and drink!!... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good collection of historical items, next to the beach. Great View from the beach. Free entry. Busy place

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Thank Hasza
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to go to gain an understanding about the history and way of life in the Middle East. Lots of little traditional shops selling things such as carpets, pottery and traditional clothing. There is also a small museum with artefacts depicting the ways of life and old money and weapons etc. There is only one buffet style Arabic restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little museum/learning area. You can do as much or as little as you please and it will be equally enjoyable. There are numerous wild and captive animals, reconstructed Bedouin dwellings, a delicious restaurant, an unearthed grave, etc. I felt I learned the most of the UAE's history from the exhibits here. The views of the corniche are really phenomenal... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit during your visit to Abu Dhabi. Small attraction. Only a few shops have A/C. Sidewalks can get slippery. Beware

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This village was interesting and offered a lot for photo taking tourists. I enjoyed it, but it would not be on top of my list of future places to return to.

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