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“Check opening times before visiting”
Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
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Live a day in Bedouin style - UAE Heritage Tour
Ranked #27 of 146 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Owner description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Check opening times before visiting”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We visited on a Friday and many of the exhibits were closed. There were a couple of gift shops open, selling the usual tacky souvenirs. I was shocked by the neglected animals. The small pens did not allow the animals to excerise properly and the donkey in particular had badly deformed feet, due to over-grown hooves. If you still make a visit, take a walk the end of the peninsular for a great view of Abu Dhabi, you may be lucky and able to sit in peace for a few minutes, but our experience was marred by the noisy jet-skis using the bay.

Visited November 2012
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Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“village”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

A very nice area set up to reflect the past. Information boards in English explaining the areas. Friendly helpful staff.

Visited October 2012
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Lorton, Virginia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice tourist place”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We went there over the weekend, lots of history there, we really enjoyed it. They had a actual camel there and lots of vendors. Looked like they had a lovely restaurant but we had eaten before we got there so didn't check it out.

Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good preview of old UAE story”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This little heritage place is a good place to start the UAE / Abu Dhabi journey, even they have life camel there and can take picture for free and the beach behind the village is beautiful

Visited November 2012
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Visitor drop off point”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We've been several times as we tend to take visitors there, it's OK , but a bit tacky. OK, there's a camel and a couple of bedouin tents, but not much else

Visited March 2012
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