€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1159places to visit
in the world
85places to visit
in Emirates
57places to visit
in Dubai

Heritage Villagein Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#30of 57 places to visitin Dubai

Adventure Rating in Dubai

TOP-79 adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to go buggy driving in the desert in DubaiHow to try sandboarding on sand dunes in DubaiHow to go to a desert jeep safari in DubaiHow to get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in DubaiHow to admire the singing fountain in DubaiHow to see a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaur in DubaiHow to take an abra boat in Dubai
79 things to doin Dubai
In this historical and ethnographic open-air museum you’ll see what Dubai looked like before oil was discovered and mined here.
Heritage Village, Dubai
The Heritage Village is a place where you can touch the past and traditions of local people. Here you will find craftsmen working - masters of pottery and weaving, where you can buy souvenirs or practice in the ancient crafts. Here you can learn how to tame falcons and ride camels. On the territory there is an exhibition of pearls and of course, a lot of authentic Arab restaurants and cafes, where traditional dishes are served.

Heritage Village, Dubai
Photo © DerecC

Museum-settlement in Al-Shindage is a quiet and peaceful place to relax on holidays, with walls paved of stone, houses made from reeds or fabrics. Utensils, furniture, clothes everything here reflects the atmosphere and life of old times. The food is prepared by women dressed in national clothes with masks covering their faces, shops with souvenirs, clothes and pastries are located everywhere.

Heritage Village, Dubai
Photo DerecC

In the settlement, there is also a small stage. Sometimes local people arrange traditional dances on it and sing Arabic songs. In the spring, a festival takes place here, where locals and travelers come to see and test themselves in competitions in archery and throwing knives.

It is worth to visit the Heritage Village to relax and learn some history and a Diving Village in the neighborhood to see what Dubai was before oil was found. Entrance tickets are free of charge for both villages.

Things to do here 1

#64See the old Arab village in DubaiSee the old Arab villageoddviser

Touch the heritage of the past and get acquainted with the history of the Arabians.

FREE
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Dubai with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Heritage Village on the map

Location: Bur Dubai

Open hours

from Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, on Friday from 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Reviews

Guest24 October 2020

More places to visit in Dubai

#55Mall of the Emirates in DubaiMall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates is not just shopping centre, it is the first in the world shopping resort with great variety of exciting activities.

#41Princess Tower in DubaiPrincess Tower

The skyscraper is located in the upscale Dubai Marina area. Admire breathtaking views of the Persian Gulf, the bay and the promenade from its roof.

#2Burj Khalifa in DubaiBurj Khalifa

828 meters of incredible architecture and greatness: the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world’s highest skyscraper holds all this. You have to see it with your own eyes.

#52Kite Beach in DubaiKite Beach

The beach perfectly suits those who got fed up with lazing in the sun on a beach chair and want to have some extreme and dynamic activities on the seashore.

#3640 Kong Bar in Dubai40 Kong Bar

One of the most popular rooftop bars in Dubai impresses with spectacular views of the city. Glamorous interior, good food and bar menu and popular music - what can be better?

#1Rub' al Khali desert in DubaiRub' al Khali desert

Dangerous, unbearably hot climate, constant lack of water and endless tons of sand, stretching for hundreds of kilometers.

#43The Palm Jumeirah in DubaiThe Palm Jumeirah

A unique man-made island, triumph of engineering thought and one of the bright symbols of the national wealth. Its shape reminds of a huge palm tree.

#17The Island beach club in DubaiThe Island beach club

This is a piece of a real paradise located on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf. You can swim and sunbathe here as well as try some sport activities.

#20Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in DubaiRas Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The cape of the bay is home to thousands of migratory birds from all over the world (including pink flamingos) and 500 species of animals and plants.

#29Ski Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert in DubaiSki Dubai: The Ski Resort in the Desert

The first and only in the Middle East, an indoor ski resort Ski Dubai is an unusual piece of exotic for a city located in the desert.

#48Tamanya Terrace Bar in DubaiTamanya Terrace Bar

Let's get loud! Come to Tamanya Terrace Bar on Friday evening - cool DJs, strong cocktails and a great view of the city are waiting for you.

#22Scoopi Cafe in DubaiScoopi Cafe

Cafe of ice cream and hand-made chocolate; deserts here are sprinkled with gold and on the menu you can find most expensive ice cream in the world.

Photo credit © https://www.flickr.com