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“Nice contrast after super modern Burj al Khalifa area”
Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage Village (Hatta Village) provides a glimpse into Dubai’s traditional culture and lifestyle, including Emirate’s maritime history, pearl diving traditions and architecture. Displays...more
Entered the village to see a camel been chained up looking very distressed with markings all over its body from what looked like being abused, made to sit in a metal enclosure all day the size of a box room.
Then further I walked I...More
...for understanding historical and cultural Dubai region, combined with a retrospective view of former and today’s trades, especially touching for us was the scene and story about the risky life of the pearl divers.
It's nice to see a little capsule of the old times in this ultra modern city. The village is a bit disneyesque as it is thoroughly renovated and uninhabited. Still it's not crowded at all and I enjoyed discovering the wind tower architecture and we...More
We spent a lot of effort taking the metro to get to this place, only to discover it is closed due to extensive construction in the area. There is no signage to indicate that fact until you arrive--after some arduous walking through the construction.
There are a few shops and coffee places in the area but for the most part it is just empty alleyways. Saying that it is still worth having a walk round and take some photos. I don't know how realistic it is of old Dubai,...More
Definitely worth a visit here. You can really see what the traditional side to Dubai and there a shop within this little village where you can buy some traditional souvenirs and gifts. I enjoyed my visit here.
A place that gives you the opportunity to see what Dubai was like before the skyscrapers and the other mega structures came in. Also tried out some local cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Definitely worth a visit.
Gives a good overview of how much Dubai has changed and what the local culture is underpinned by historically
For me the most interesting thing was the photographic exhitbitions showing Dubai pre 1965 as a pearl fishing trading post.
Well worth a visit
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.