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Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

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Gain insight into the country's traditional culture and folklore at Heritage Village, a life-size reconstruction of a desert village. Walk through the replica town, admiring the architecture of a bygone era, as well as the village's simple arrangement and separate living areas. Learn about traditional agricultural methods, and visit the mosque for a glimpse into the primary role that faith has played in the history of the country. Watch a demonstration of traditional artisanal techniques, such as pottery and glassblowing, and try your hand at making your own little memento to take home with you. Ask Klarna Trips to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Abu Dhabi fast, fun, and easy.
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Heritage Village reviews

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  • This is a must too when you visit Abu Dhabi. This place has a number of things to do. First, shopping. Things are way cheaper here compare to Dubai. You can even negotiate the price. Camel ride is... 
    This is a must too when you visit Abu Dhabi. This place has a number of things to do. First, shopping. Things are way cheaper here compare to Dubai. You can even negotiate the price. Camel ride is...  more »
  • This must be the fifth time I’ve visited the Heritage Village and each time is interesting. Be sure to view the pictures in the museum, such a change in the area over a short span of time... 
    This must be the fifth time I’ve visited the Heritage Village and each time is interesting. Be sure to view the pictures in the museum, such a change in the area over a short span of time...  more »
  • Heritage Village is a very beautiful place located in abu dhabi the heart of UAE We recommend you all to visit it 
    Heritage Village is a very beautiful place located in abu dhabi the heart of UAE We recommend you all to visit it  more »
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  • Our tour guide brought us here instead of the much more interesting Emirates Palace which I really wanted to see. No fee or security at entrance. Didn't bother with any museums because all of them were underwhelming and boring. Got to take a picture with and touch a real camel though! Amazing view of the Abu Dhabi Corniche as well. Lots of lovely gardens and palm trees to sit under to enjoy the shade. If you're at the Marina Mall you might as well check it out, but otherwise it's not worth your time.
  • The entrance is free, but be aware they close at 16:00 within the week so plan your visit! Inside is quite beautiful and they show a lot of the old/local culture from Abu Dhabi and the Emirates in general. It is not easily reachable by public transport but I’d recommend going by taxi since it is not very expensive if you are in the Marina Mall or somewhere close-by.
  • A total flop with exception of the museum, view and Location. The only place where you see some real history is a tiny museum. All over It’s very dirty. The greenery looks bad. Typical tourist gift shops with cheap Made in China stuff. Besides that I feel bad for the poor cats which eat the leftovers of the tourists, the service is awful, they say it’s traditional food but it’s just warmed continental catering stuff. Really not recommending. I wanted to give it a try but there is a lot to do better there… sadly
  • A visit is recommended, to learn more about how they have evolved. FREE ENTRY! They closed earlier during Ramadan (3pm) but I believe normal closed time is 4pm....see pictures. The site of the UAE flag is next door so I recommend a visit. Towards the rear of the centre, there is a Lovely sandy beach which you can deep you feet in, there are also sitting areas and toilets. A lovely view of Abu Dhabi's tall buildings at the beach. Good photo ops! See pictures.
  • Pretty nice heritage village to get to know the culture of the Emirates a bit better. The village itself was pretty interesting but the museum's in it we're just boring. Anyway I would recommend you to go there.

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