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The Dubai Heritage Village

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24 Feb 2018
“The right place ... ”
24 Feb 2018
“Nice contrast after super modern Burj al Khalifa area”
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai
Entrance of the Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Entered the village to see a camel been chained up looking very distressed with markings all over its body from what looked like being abused, made to sit in a metal enclosure all day the size of a box room. Then further I walked I...More

1  Thank corrinemckay2
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Heritage village was still being worked on. Nothing in the constructed buildings. We went there on 4/10/18 and was disappointed, nothing happening. Building were sterile.

Thank klsy48
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

...for understanding historical and cultural Dubai region, combined with a retrospective view of former and today’s trades, especially touching for us was the scene and story about the risky life of the pearl divers.

1  Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 24 February 2018

It's nice to see a little capsule of the old times in this ultra modern city. The village is a bit disneyesque as it is thoroughly renovated and uninhabited. Still it's not crowded at all and I enjoyed discovering the wind tower architecture and we...More

1  Thank Ydad
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.

5  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
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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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