Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Abu Dhabi
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 Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Abu Dhabi fast, fun, and easy.
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  • this village faithfully reproduces the first Bedouin villages, but, in my opinion, the most interesting thing is the museum inside that, with its photos, catapults you into the past. don't miss it!!!!!
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  • The heritage village is managed by the Emirates Heritage Club. It is a very busy heritage outlet with a museum, mosque, traditional goods souq and a crafts center where the craftsmen prepare their ite...  more »
  • Sad to say that this place was interesting for what it told us of how the people lived in the desert , but in 45 degree heat they had ya donkey and a camel ( which wasn’t to stressed) ties up behind c...  more »
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  • An interesting place to visit if you are in Abu Dhabi! There is no fee for the entrance and you can get here by taxi, hop-on hop-off bus or even by foot - it’s next to Marina Mall. What you can find here? The history of UAE and is really worthy because you can realize how the evolution took place in the last 60 years. You can see how the lived - in what kind of establishments; how they worked and what other specific things are important for these people.
  • It was nice place in Abu Dhabi. Sea side view is excellent. All other local activities are good to see. But unfortunately when we visited no one craft person was doing it to demonstrate. Everything felt artificial. It looked like it was not original. As there are very few places to visit in Abu Dhabi, it's a good try as usual.
  • A lovely place to just go around and know about Emirati culture. Nice place to chill during winter. The weather was pleasant and nice too sit under the trees overlooking the sea. The museum and all the handicrafts are a pleasure to see. Feel in love with the exquisite blow glass perfume bottles and glasses. Worth buying and would make excellent gifts for people from other countries.
  • Very interesting place. I took my mom here and she enjoyed seeing a place with some history. Going first thing in the morning in the winter months was well worth the wait! Their glass pieces and wool rugs were awesome!
  • This cultural heritage village reproduces old living style in Abu Dhabi. It is a compact tourist facility introducing the people's lives and culture old days. Old style of life can not be imagined from the present modern Abu Dhabi. Although it is not large size, it is a precious sightseeing spot where you can see the situation of old Abu Dhabi. Some women are woven traditional fabrics and craftsmen do metal production and ceramic art production. Various souvenirs are lined up in the premises, and you can buy them.
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