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The Dubai Heritage Village

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“craft shops”(3 reviews)
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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Fahidi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the place.. only that we visited During summer months (August 2019) the weather was very hot..

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank naizatul
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

It is in bur Dubai near Creek. Worth visiting here for those who don't know much about Arabian cultural. Better plan to visit here same time when you are visiting Abra boat or Dubai Creek. Many Arabic restaurant are along the Creek. I really appreciate....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Yousaf_shahid
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Every city has an ancient past and some have maintained their heritage, culture, customs, traditions, architecture that’s typically a part of their past. As an avid traveller who loves Islamic Architecture and old heritage structures, museums, libraries and antiques this place really fascinated me !!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

This is oldest part of Dubai and as usual old parts of the cities are the most beautiful You can find there history of Dubai.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Marcin-PL-75
Reviewed May 10, 2019

The Dubai Heritage Village is located next to the Creek and Al Ghubaiba Metro station. It holds a number of museums and old buildings, which are all close and can be visited at the same time. To get a good idea of how life in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manish K
Reviewed March 11, 2019

This place gives 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. It is fascinating. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sk4546
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I wish I had realized earlier tht this was available. A pleasant experience. Some cultural events going on in the evening.. watched a young many playing a cultural game with children. watched women doing henna. was within easy walking of my hotel Arabian Courtyard

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed March 2, 2019

The Heritage Village is a living exhibit of the arts and crafts of Dubai that showcases the many traditional cottage industries that is something completely overlooked by tourists. A visit to the Heritage Village will shed much light into the ancient art of pearl diving...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank luc_victor_jr
Reviewed February 19, 2019

I love taking photos and this is a good place to take photos with all the old type of buildings of Dubai. it is still a work in process but once finished it will be excellent to visit. The cultural museum at the Al Fahidhi...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DanielB56
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A bunch of hot closed up streets, nothing to see or do. Total waste of time, even the water front was bare. All refurbished but to what end?

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 31, 2018|
Response from Juanita F |
Yes the souvenirs are inexpensive.
January 24, 2015|
Response from Gabriella326 | Reviewed this property |
No. It has restaurants and shops but not a market.
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