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“A great disappointment needing urgent attention”
Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
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$23.00*
and up
City Tour of Abu Dhabi Landmarks
Ranked #28 of 144 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A great disappointment needing urgent attention”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Heritage Village is in urgent need of attention. It is run down, dusty and unloved. There was dreadful touristy rubbish for sale, the photos had no captions, floors were not only dirty but dangerous, you could trip over easily. Please someone in Abu Dhabi go there and have it cleaned up and looked after by professional curators - this is your heritage and needs love and attention.

Visited May 2012
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Freebie”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is free and has lots of little stalls, camel rides, museums. There are a food vendors and ladies doing henna tattoos. The views from the waterside are amazing too Very interesting!

Visited March 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice place to visit”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Heritage Village is a nice place to visit, it shows a lot about the cultural roots of the UAE. Well worth a visit, especially for kids.

Visited February 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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279 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

If you have free time and nothing more special to do, go there. Nice place but not special. Good option if you want to learn a little about their young society and their history.

Visited April 2012
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Milan, Italy
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Discover the roots”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Heritage Village is a reconstruction of a typical arabic village; it is quite interesting but I think that it is worthwhile mostly for the great view of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Visited February 2013
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