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Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
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Zamal Lawal Village Heritage Tour from Abu Dhabi...
Ranked #57 of 158 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.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This cultural village has been build on th cheep, very cheep in fact. The castellated features of the Jerry built 'houses' are what you might expect the Kenyan tourist authority to build, not one of the wealthiest countries in the World. The souk is more reministant of a car boot Sale. On top of this, over rich youths insist on parading their Jet skis close to the water front of the village making a resl din. Redeming features, certainly. Local choir group of Arab men treat us to a really nice spell of communist singing accompanied by drums and Arab ladies in traditional
Dress, the highlight of the visit for sure. An unmemorable experience. -unless you are disparate to fill an hour, Give it a miss.

1  Thank John J
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Was taken here as part of a half day city tour. The different types of homes are constructed here which is a good insight into desert life. Great to show children how people adapt the living in the heat and trying to keep cool. You can get your hand done with a henna design. Also there are little shops showing you all the local crafts, some of which you can try yourself.

1  Thank M.C.Rose
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Not the greatest range of exhibits but an interesting taster of local culture, with a variety of stalls selling local handicrafts. It's located on a spit of landing sticking out from the Abu Dhabi waterfront offering the classic view of the city across the water. We had a decent buffet lunch at the village restaurant accompanied by the terrific view - not a bad way to spend an hour or two.

Thank PhilipRylah
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

It is more an attraction park than a culture and heritage village. Very commercial and at the time we visited packed with touringcar tourists. There was also such a loud music thru loudspeakers that we could not have a conversation. In the museum no explanation was given for the items displayed. We left after 1/2 hour.This attraction is not our cup of tea.

Thank AndyStef
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I like the village.It gives complete information about the uae civilization.How the people work ,making food ,their houses and all such historical aspects.The village is like heaven for the people who have interest in history.Byuing souveniours is a bit costly here as compared to carrefour or dubai mall.

Thank Rajan G
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