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  • Address: Heritage Village
  • Hours: Saturdays - Thursdays: 9am to 5pm; Fridays 3:30pm to 9pm

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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Located on the Corniche Breakwater, the Emirates Heritage Club runs a reconstructed traditional village demonstrating the lifestyles and traditions of the cultures native to the Arabian Peninsula. If you’ve ever wondered what Abu Dhabi was like before the discovery of oil transformed it into a pocket of extreme wealth, you’ll get a glimpse here.

Come in the morning before it gets too hot to explore the open-air museum. Enter a traditional goats’ hair tent and learn about the ancient falaj irrigation system that allowed desert dwellers to begin cultivating crops. Local craftsworkers conduct workshops in traditional metalwork, pottery, spinning and weaving. The traditional mosque is a far cry from the palatial white marble Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, demonstrating just how far the United Arab Emirates have come.

Be sure to stop by the gift shop during your visit. You’ll be able to pick up local herbs and spices as well as items made by the local artisans working in the village.

Tours & Tickets

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Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheik Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village and Gold Souk

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $52.00

Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Including Yas Island and Sky Tower

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 1 day

From USD $63.00

Private Tour: Abu Dhabi Sightseeing with Transport from Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $72.31

Abu Dhabi RIB Sightseeing Boat Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $55.56

Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Gold Souk, Sheik Zayed Mosque and Heritage Village

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $42.67

Abu Dhabi City Sightseeing Tour - The Arabian Jewel

4 star rating: Recommended 186 Reviews

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $55.79

Big Bus Dubai and Abu Dhabi Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2 days

From USD $108.00
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