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All reviews world leaders his life police force great history small museum al nahyan sheikh zayed interesting place short visit the big bus tour on display worth a visit founded stamp nation uae portraits
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Reviewed yesterday

Great way to experience the culture and get an outstanding of what Abu Dhabi looked liked in the 60s. Good way to put everything in perspective

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marciaarlynp
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for a short visit one morning. Some of the exhibits showed some interesting history but the camel being restrained so that people could take photos was not to my taste. There were depictions of houses and how people lived in the wild desert...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V7533OBstephenc
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a one day tour of Abu Dhabi we visited the Zayed Heritage Centre. We really enjoyed our visit as we felt like it gave us a much better understanding of the UAE. We were impressed with how history has been preserved.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justjo008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only worth visiting if you have nothing better to do. Go early before the coach parties arrive, Nice views of down town hotels etc, Allow no more than 40 minutes to visit. A walk back to Marina Mall takes about 20 minutes. Not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OldseadogOxford_UK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its very beautiful and historical place, we can see culture of many countries, amazing family place to go.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

Interesting and informative. Opportunity to buy goods from stall holders. Exhibits with craftsmen at work. They were friendly and happy to answer any questions

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayne D
Reviewed February 4, 2019

it is not very famous and known but I highly recommend it for people who want to know more about the founder of UAE

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DNel11
Reviewed January 28, 2019

We learned a lot while here at the Zayed Heritage Center. It was a nice place to leisurely walk around and we never felt rushed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed January 10, 2019

I could've skipped this all together. Not really a must see for me. recreated village since there is not one in Abu Dhabi. Everything is new.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trvlchnnl
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Although the Heritage Center was relatively unimpressive, it provided us with a glimpse into the interesting history behind this city and the UAE. We spent about an hour here and it was worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GPaCalgary
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February 19, 2019|
Response from Shaun R | Reviewed this property |
Yes separate both good
February 19, 2019|
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Response from lindakelly007 | Reviewed this property |
It isn't far. If you get the Hop On Hop Off bus to the Heritage Centre, then once you are done there get the bus to Zayed Exhibition. It takes about 2 hours to see the \heritage Centre and there are good views of the Abu... More
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Response from lindakelly007 | Reviewed this property |
Am sorry I did not see any soaps