The Dubai Heritage Village, Dubai

3.1
#5 of 41 in Museums in Dubai
Experience the traditional way of life in the emirate at The Dubai Heritage Village. Established in 1997, the attraction preserves a sense of the old Dubai through life-size reconstructions of stone buildings and tents laid out in a traditional village setting. A range of demonstrations and exhibits introduce you to numerous aspects of the cultural heritage of the region. Discover the ancient agricultural methods used by inhabitants of the region, traditional medical practices, and techniques used to make handicrafts, such as pots, jewelry, and whistles. Pick up some interesting souvenirs at the onsite shops selling pottery, sweets, and other traditional items. For The Dubai Heritage Village and beyond, use our Dubai itinerary builder to get the most from your Dubai vacation.
Create an itinerary including The Dubai Heritage Village
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to The Dubai Heritage Village
The Dubai Heritage Village Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
408 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • THis is a 30-45 minute side trip. It looks like what you would see in the movies, houses, vendors (selling touristy stuff at high prices). I like the "desert/camp" area. Nothing special, but informati...  more »
  • Heritage village no longer exists! That's why we only visited Al Shindagha museum. This tells dubai's history in a fun, interactive way. The price included was also the Perfume house, which we found a little less interesting.
    View original
Google
  • Off the beaten track! It's possibly because some museums are not yet finished, but still there are already three with (quite surprisingly) outstanding print specimens. Village buildings were in an updated style of an older period, which was nice. Recommend seeing before the tourist agencies gain sight of this lovely area,
  • Authentic place to visit in Dubai , I enjoyed the silence and the view. There are few museums and cultural places which are closed on Friday. So it is better to go during the weekdays.
Places to stay near The Dubai Heritage Village

Plan your trip to Dubai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dubai

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Dubai

View all >
4.2
Duration: 4​h
4.1
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Dubai

3.8
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Dubai

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Shopping in Dubai

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 30​min
2.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Dubai

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 5​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h