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“Blast from Emirati's past” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heritage Village

Heritage Village
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$88.00*
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Abu Dhabi All-Day Tour
Ranked #24 of 139 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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Blast from Emirati's past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you are not fond of historical place and a way back from the past (Emirati culture) then this place is not for you. It is open for the public so you can just stop by and see the place yourself. It is not well-maintained though (some part of it inside the heritage) as compared from the last time we visited here. It's best to come here during the sunset as you can have a spot there where you can just sit on the sand and watch the sun as it fades. Souvenir items are available but quite limited. :)

Visited February 2014
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Queensland, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Heritage”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Caught a taxi to come and see this and found most of the village shut . The main gate was open so it was in open hours of my visit. Souvenir shops were open. Side by side and all the same gear. Only one attraction inside the village was open. All others wre closed or roped off. Very disappointing. Don't bother with this place. It's a waiste of taxi fare and time.

Visited May 2014
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Educational”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place is good stop to educate yourself about Emirati bedouin lifestyle before the discovery of crude oil. The main stage at the back is a good place to take a panoramic photograph of Abu Dhabi's coast.

Visited May 2014
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Scottish Highlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Don't waste your valuable holiday time visiting this place. On our last visit it was very run down. Usually when we visit there is a camel and a few other animals which the kids like. This time there was no camel and there was no water in the little water ways and pond. The place looked very sad. Theres a few stalls but not much else going on. The jet skis are a total nightmare going back and forth in front of the facility. Would be a good place if managed better and had more on offer.

Visited April 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“needs improvement”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

the biggest let down was the unclean toilet facilities. not meeting the regular UAE standards.
this place needs a big improvement. the place itself is too small.
most of shops were closed when i visited during evening time.
i saw camels, cows that were tiedup and chained.
overall there is not much to see here.

Visited August 2013
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