Abu Dhabi Heitage Village
The Emirates Heritage Village
To experience what life was like for Emiratis in Abu Dhabi before the oil boom, visit the UAE Heritage Village. Step back in time and see how the locals used to live in Bedouin camps, barastis and mud huts all in a miniature village type setting. Take a look at the small museum which houses local exhibits and artefacts and partake in craft and pottery workshops. Great souvenirs and spices on sale to take back home. This is especially a must do if visiting the neighbouring Marina Mall. It is open Sat – Thurs from 9am-1pm and then at 5pm- 9pm and Fri from 4pm-9pm. Admission is free and is definitely worth your time.
Points of note
- A great place to take children as they can enjoy the ‘hands-on’ activities including getting a ride on a camel
- During the warmer months, you may want to see this place in the evening, as it is not covered.
When – It is open Sat – Thurs from 9am-1pm and then at 5pm- 9pm and Fri from 4pm-9pm. The village tends to be livelier during the evening time.
How long – A couple of hours is ample.
Location – ‘Heritage Village at the breakwater’ very close to Marina Mall. Take the right fork towards the flag as you get to close to Marina Mall.
Cost – Free
Booking – not required
More info: http://www.visitabudhabi.ae