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Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

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Historic Site
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Heritage Village and many more Abu Dhabi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Abu Dhabi family vacation planner.
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  • If you like the history of the Arabic world, it's a great to visit. Every station is nicely explained. There are also locals who will answer any questions you have. A small Arab restaurant serves grea...  more »
  • I like this friendly park where u can bring. Along your colleagues for outings or either family and friends gatherings ... one I would like to recommmend this park there is small cottages and barbecue...  more »
  • Made to show the local life artificial sounds to me like a place. On an island, beach beach, such as floor-to-ceiling Abu Dhabi coast on the face can be seen. There's a little Shack to store Exchange. The right side left side stay tent type structures have the craft room. No more than one hour.
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  • The village was opened to the public in 1996 and is administered by the Emirates Heritage Club . It was intended to reflect the identity of the Emirati people and their traditional life in contrast with the fast growing modern life there. The village stretches on more than 1600 square meters. Its corners tell the story of the past through small models of all the everyday life details that the ancestors had had before oil. In one corner of the village, you can see the life of the people who live by the sea and how they adapted to that kind of life. You can see the sea and how small local fishing boats were made. You can see lots of the see tools that were used in fishing. In another corner, you can see the farm life and how the ancestors used small canals for irrigation . If you move forward a little bit, you will see a traditional folk-market with some little shops of so many local handcrafts made of leather, wood, copper and glass.
  • The Craftsmen are amazing. The village is fun and interesting. The souks have some lovely items for sale. I love the old fishing boats on the beach. It's my favorite view in Abu Dhabi.
  • Very unique. Almost seems a little fake but very entertaining. A must see in Abu Dhabi.
  • Good place to learn about the Emirates' history, its traditions, culture and music. A great place to buy souvenirs at a good price.
  • One of the bests place`s to visit in Abu Dhabi. Heritage memories... I Love It.