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The Dubai Heritage Village

Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 393 7151
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Located in the Shindagha near the creek’s mouth, the Dubai Heritage Village (Hatta Village) provides a glimpse into Dubai’s traditional culture and lifestyle, including Emirate’s maritime history, pearl diving traditions and architecture. Displays include a tented Bedouin village, ancient armory, wooden chests and cooking utensils.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“olden days” (3 reviews)
“entrance fee” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 393 7151
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We spent a lot of effort taking the metro to get to this place, only to discover it is closed due to extensive construction in the area. There is no signage to indicate that fact until you arrive--after some arduous walking through the construction.

4  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Dubai Village is a great outing place. Great food, great ambiance, great staff.good value for money.

Thank Mery K
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

There are a few shops and coffee places in the area but for the most part it is just empty alleyways. Saying that it is still worth having a walk round and take some photos. I don't know how realistic it is of old Dubai,...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Definitely worth a visit here. You can really see what the traditional side to Dubai and there a shop within this little village where you can buy some traditional souvenirs and gifts. I enjoyed my visit here.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A place that gives you the opportunity to see what Dubai was like before the skyscrapers and the other mega structures came in. Also tried out some local cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Slang1001
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Gives a good overview of how much Dubai has changed and what the local culture is underpinned by historically For me the most interesting thing was the photographic exhitbitions showing Dubai pre 1965 as a pearl fishing trading post. Well worth a visit

1  Thank chris c
Reviewed 25 March 2017

- The place is good to discover and is renovated or mostly rebuilt. - A big scale homes and streets with some furniture presented in a basic manner - It was so hot that day, we couldn't find a place to buy cold drinks -...More

1  Thank misslond0n
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I really love this place because it's an open area where you can feel the authenticity of the old life of Dubai. They have some ladies making fresh flat Bread called rigag and sweets like legemat. I really miss this place because now it's shut...More

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I visited this place with my wife and sons years back. We liked it very much and had chances to know about the culture. Particularly about their attire , food and the way of living etc., We four of us took pictures in local attire...More

Thank Ashoka t
Reviewed 23 December 2016

If visiting Dubai and only seeing skyscrapers, wondering about the history (however recent) about this country, do go here to get a glimpse of local culture, crafts, food and lifestyle.

2  Thank Dipen M
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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25 January 2015|
Response from Gabriella326 | Reviewed this property |
No. It has restaurants and shops but not a market.
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25 January 2015|
Response from Nihar N | Reviewed this property |
Heritage village is not a place to stay ... U can only visit.