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Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi
(3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The place was closed, probably for renovation, although no information was provided online to warn the visitors. The buildings also look pretty uninterested, and seem to target the vast hordes of tour...  more »
  • We came to this location in a group as part of our tour. It was quite interesting and gave an insight into Arab life before money! There were different areas depicting different ways of life. The usua...  more »
  • The heritage village will give you a glimpse of the past of Abu dhabi but not something to boast of. The village is well maintained and you can try henna and purchase local items there. However, if yo...  more »
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  • Good place to learn about the local Emirati culture and heritage. Worth a visit if you're a tourist or a new resident.
  • Check the Timings & Open or Closed, before going there. Parking is a bit problem, so be ready for it. Must Visit in Raining Season.
  • very informative... every one could understand about past eras of Arabs and their effors
  • Small but nice, much nicer than its equivalent in Dubai. Interesting small museum inside. Gives you a good idea of how Abu Dhabi was just 50 years ago...
  • Great place to learn about uae's culture