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See the old Arab villagein Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Touch the heritage of the past and get acquainted with the history of the Arabians.
How to see the old Arab village in Dubai
The ethnographic Heritage Village is an outdoor museum, where you can get acquainted with the architecture and history of the Arab people, preceding the discovery of oil deposits in the UAE.

Entering the gates of the traditional fortified Arabian settlement, you will get to the past – several types of ancient houses and buildings are restored here, including summer and winter Bedouin dwellings made of branches and trunks of palm trees, buildings made of coral limestone or mud, and other. There is also an ancient old-style market, where you can buy some works made by local craftsmen, such as mats, pottery ware and forged products. And you can visit an archaeological museum here in the village, exhibiting jewelry, vessels, bronze weapons and other artifacts found during the archaeological excavations in the outskirts of the modern city.

To make your acquaintance complete, you’ll be offered to get familiar with the local "transport" and take a camel ride while enjoying to performance of Arabian musicians and dancers. And in case you wish to have a snack, just for 1 dirham they will bake a delicious traditional flat-bread dosa for you, made of lentil flour.

Where to do?

#30Heritage Village in DubaiHeritage Village

In this historical and ethnographic open-air museum you’ll see what Dubai looked like before oil was discovered and mined here.

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

How much?

entrance to the museum is free of charge.

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