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A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the heritage village wasn't open when we went on a tour of the city. Very disappointed because we booked the day before and were not informed it was closed. I really wanted to see that because it shows the history of the people and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jolZ6976XO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would respect people making their own goods such as woodwork, copper, boats and others. I would share my learning at the museum here. Sorry, I could not find anything special here. Handicrafts are too simple without quality. Nothing was attractive to buy. Just water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is is a walk through the history and heritage of the UAE. There are a lot to see and a typical dessert village recreation

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit to heritage village Abu Dhabi was terrible. The place is deserted and there is virtually nothing to see except a camel and small museum. Most of the shops designated for cultural goods were closed and place was in shabby condition. Not recommended to visit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cashifa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small museum in Dubai, but it has some interesting artifacts and will give you insight into the history and culture of Dubai. I enjoyed walking through the museum and found that the signage was excellent in its explanation of the different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually it's not very nice, but if you visit Abu Dhabi, you may visit here also. The only good things about here is free, you can enter without paying money ;)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hawkarhr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the option of skipping something in Abu Dhabi this should be it. The village is supposed to replicate what old Abu Dhabi once looked like - but it really does not do that great of a job at it. If you want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NJM0Mof1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively small museum showing how people lived in the old days before everything was modernised. Also saw all the different types of handmade craft. Worth the visit which is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boat786
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heritage Village is a relatively small museum complex exhibiting the living and working conditions of the population of the seven Emirates before the big reforms and the transition to the modern world ; we can see the way people lived and what they did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ulysses336
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can find everything that you would want to bring back with you at a much cheaper price than in the hotels. We all know that.... but it is very much worth mentioning !

Date of experience: December 2018
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I would do a trip to Qasr Al Hosn... its in the heart of town and has a lot to offer. You could always do the Heritage Village in the evening. The village is interesting, but the Qasr has more to offer.