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Emirati House Experience provided by Hiara Tours

Emirati House Experience
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from £123.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Emirati house experience is an experience where visitors will be visiting a real Emirati house to learn more about Emirati Culture, Traditions, Hospitality & much more. Visitors will enjoy first thing when they arrive, The Emirati Hospitality with Arabic coffee and a very special home made sweets while I will be talking about stories about our practices and traditions, and the majlis Etiquette where Dinner will be served to guests on floor ( it can be served on a dining table for people who can not sit on floor by request) Home made Emirati main course with refreshments and side dishes, and we will talk about Emirati food. Later, visitors will enjoy having a conversation about Emirati Women from the past to present with having a Sulaimani tea (Red tea) also with some Emirati desserts. Guests will learn more about Emirati Scents: Dkhoon, Oud, Amber, Misk,..
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101774P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Dinner • tea • Coffee and/or Tea • Sweets • Bottled water
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Alcoholic drinks (strictly not allowed)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
21 Al Wujoud St - Mohamed Bin Zayed CityZ16 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Inclusions
Dinner • tea • Coffee and/or Tea • Sweets • Bottled water
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Alcoholic drinks (strictly not allowed)
Departure details
21 Al Wujoud St - Mohamed Bin Zayed CityZ16 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code: comfortable and covered clothes (as dinner will be served on floor)
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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5.0
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Natasha Rukavishnikova
Dubai, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
Must do by residents and tourists of UAE.
Nov 2019 • Family
I have been living in Dubai for almost 7 years and truly believed I knew a lot about Emarati culture and traditions. But I could never imagine that there is still a lot more to learn especially when it is presented by Maitha - an amazing person and a local tour guide at the same time.

This authentoc experience is taking place at the private house of Maitha and her mother. The first part is the talk about Emirati hospitality and Majlis traditions. You will also be served Arabic coffee with dates. By the way you can ask as many questions as you want, even embarrassing ones. The 2nd part is a dinner served in a traditional sitting layout on the floor or low pillows (be ready to seat low for about 40 mins).Food is simple, yet delicious, cooked by Maitha's mother. And the last part is dedicated to Oud and bahour-arabic scents. All in all we spent there about 2 hrs, and even my non English speaking mom enjoyed a lot.

Definetly will recommended Maitha's Emirati House experience to everybody.
Written 1 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pranjal P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates37 contributions
Emirati Culture and Traditions
Oct 2019
Miss Maitha organized a very nice tour at her house. You get to learn and understand the cultures, rules, and traditions Emiratis have in their homes, their spices, food, scents, their marriage traditions from the beginning to how it has evolved over the years.
Maitha prepared authentic emirati food for us.
I would recommend this tour to people who want to learn more about the UAE and the people.
This type of tour is one of its kind in the UAE and all the details can be found online.
I am glad I was a part of this experience as I can share the information with my friends and family and enlighten them too.
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mia A
5 contributions
Emirati House visit with Maitha Al Issa
Oct 2019 • Solo
I recommend everyone visiting or living in the UAE to try this experience. As an Arab living in the UAE I have never had the chance to experience the Emirati culture. You would be surprised how much you can learn. It was a truly authentic experience within the real home of an Emirati family. You get to experience the hospitality of the Emirati culture. Maitha Is an amazing host who is perfectly bilingual in Arabic and very good English. She was great at explaining each factor of the culture and traditions of the country with all aspects of life. In addition to that, you will get to taste a yummy traditional home cooked meal. You will be explained the tradition of before versus now. I highly recommend it.
Written 18 October 2019
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Bryanna A
34 contributions
Wonderful cultural experience!
Mar 2019 • Solo
This was an incredible experience to try authentic Emerati food, learn about the culture, and ask any question I have ever had about the traditions and society. Maitha provided a structured evening but left plenty of room for us to personlise it by asking our own questions or changing the itinerary here and there as we wanted. This, as far as I could tell, is the only cultural tour offered in Abu Dhabi and is well worth the time and money!
Written 29 March 2019
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Madline
4 contributions
Best in AD
Jan 2019 • Family
Matiha was professional and she was very friendly with us. the home is in the middle of residance area but we managed to find it. unforgetable!
Written 12 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Madline, Thanks for reviewing Emirati house Experience. We are glad that you enjoyed being in an Emirati house. As this experience is in an ordinary emirati house it is in the middle of the neighbourhood. however, google maps makes it easy.
Written 11 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

M Sau
3 contributions
In Maitha Home
Jan 2019 • Family
This experience was in the home of a local lady Maitha, She was very hospital and lovely. I loved sitting on ground and eating by had as how locals eat. The experience allowed us to know emirati culture from inside which I highly appreciate.
I think any visitor to UAE should try this highly recommended.
Written 8 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi, Appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with Hiara Tours. Hiara Tours ensure that this experience is authentic and you eat and sit like locals. Thank for recommending this experience.
Written 11 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eton E.
1 contribution
Amazing experience in Emirati house
Jan 2019 • Friends
The experience was amazing and unforgettable in an emirati house. It is not easy in Abu Dhabi even to meet locals but being in their home was the best thing in the trip.
Written 4 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi, Thanks for rating us as 5/5. glad to hear that you found an unforgettable experience. Hiara Tours understands travellers are looking for cultural experience and we do offer it. Hope to see you in other experiences in Abu Dhabi.
Written 11 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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