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 Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Abu Dhabi fast, fun, and easy.
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  • The Heritage Village was just okay...the only highlight for me was seeing the scenic view of downtown, after that I was ready to live for it was way too hot and smelled of the camel and bull. Glad I e...  more »
  • Heritage Village is a great place to bring visitors. In one location they can experience desert, oasis and coastal life in early Abu Dhabi. On weekends there are crafts people doing demonstrations. Wo...  more »
  • We arrived here by taxi, and stopping close to the entrance was not a problem. Entry to the Heritage Village was free and it all looked good from the outside with views back to the city. Other than a ...  more »
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  • Great place for touring. Amazing arabic restaurant. You get an amazing view of abu dhabi skyline from here
  • We stopped for about 40 minutes on a tour and it was not enough. As mentioned there are areas showing how life was lived, trades and so on. There is enough to keep you occupied for an hour or more - especially if you visit the trades and talk to the people there - really very interesting.
  • 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.
  • Are you in UAE, you must have to visit Heritage Village. The village is located in the break water area where the biggest flag of UAE located ,You will learn every cultural life, style of living, custom, early days history, value of Emiratis, so and so. The village organized as the same way of the old generation how dealing with daily activities. A wonderful spot to understand from the Emirates start and riced where with there values.
  • Simply gorgeous, there is no words to describe this place. Must visit

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One of the most expensive cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is famous for providing an unparalleled level of luxury. The modern development of Yas Island offers some of the priciest options in the city. Abu Dhabi doesn't really do hostels, but you can find some less expensive hotels in side streets less frequented by foreign visitors. Head away from the sea to find lower rates, or consider the areas south and east of the airport for simple rooms with basic amenities.
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