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Heritage House

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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: (04)393-7139

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Quiet place to see an old Arab style house

Free museum that is a quiet spot to browse through and see various rooms displayed as they would have been in the past. Bride room, women's room, meeting room at front... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

3 minutes walk to the metro station, 5 minutes walk to gold souk, 30 minutes walk to the creek dock, with the mosque nearby, we had the best Dubai stay here for 8 days!

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Muscat
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This place is centrally located in the Deira Al Ras foodstuff market place. It is surrounded with Food grains wholesalers on one side, with shops selling fishing and sea faring items as well as confectioneries, household items, toys, etc. Good place to go and sip a cup of local coffee and know a bit about the heritage and importance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

When visiting the Al-Ras district, one historical landmark to visit is the Heritage House (and the nearby Al Akmadiya School). An artist's venue, it also houses beautiful exhibits reflecting early life in Dubai. A must visit when in the area.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Interesting visit : 2 levels ans several rooms, showing how people of emirate lived in lasts centuries

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Quite a small exhibit/museum, gives insight into the traditional Dubai lifestyle. Only took 20 minutes to go see it all, wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit it, but if you are near the Spice or Gold Souks it's only round the corner so worth calling in since it is free.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

No one know this place exists. It's just super: the access road etc. Location: can't get better! Well connected to the transport system. Rooms are just fabulous. All authentic Middle Eastern feel. Very nice. Staff are helpful only if you ask them but that's okay right? It's worth the money!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Free museum that is a quiet spot to browse through and see various rooms displayed as they would have been in the past. Bride room, women's room, meeting room at front, traditional games room etc.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

on the free places in dubai. nice small museum in the heart of deira dubai. very informative showcasing household items of local houses and many other things...quiet place with not many people visiting.

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Sunnemo, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This free museum gives you an impression of the household and houses of the original Emirates. Very informative!

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

It was great to escape into a house off a side street and feel like you were stepping back in time. The house gives a taste of what it would have been like in the 50's. It was great to appreciate some cultural and historical elements of Dubai given how easy it is to get wrapped up in the luxury... More 

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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