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Heritage House

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The Creek
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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 393 7139

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old houses

they were showing some old houses there and some of women were making some handmades there and they have small shops for supply their products there

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 25, 2016
Mahboobeh F
Tehran Province, Iran
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Good place to learn the change for the past 40 years in Dubai. From pearl diving industry with poor live and now ... all high rise building.

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Tehran Province, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

they were showing some old houses there and some of women were making some handmades there and they have small shops for supply their products there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

city tour operator took us their for a quick drive through, OK, not something very great, though didnt go inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very good to learn about history of Dubai and how economic development took place in barely 50 years!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Heritage House will give you a chance to know the traditional lifestyle that has been lived in historical houses, form old utensills, pottery etc.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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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