In Dubai, as you know, there is no dearth of interesting tourist attractions that can keep you excited and busy. There is virtually everything that one can do for all age groups. All these places would no doubt leave you awestruck and mesmerised and would give you a mind-boggling experience of soaking in Dubai’s splendour.
But, what about those places that tell the real story of the earthiness of Dubai? The places that can make you smell the rich and beautiful Arabian culture and heritage. That places that are far removed from all the glitz and grandeur of Dubai yet are so magnificent to give you a picture of Dubai’s rich past. Well, if you are keen on exploring this side of Dubai, you have to plan a visit to the Dubai Heritage Village.
Located at the Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai, the village welcomes visitors to showcase their roots. The Village offers the rich culture through the lens of potters, weavers, arts and craftsmen and much more. It will be interesting to take a glimpse at the pearling industry Dubai is famous for. You can find the natives in their traditional dresses.
The Dubai Shopping Festival at the Heritage Village is an ideal time for visitors to enjoy the fun. At this time, you can be witness to cookery training, an exhibition on the life of the desert, shipbuilding, parachuting, traditional crafting and more. Try visiting the place during Eid as well to feel the lively and vibrant setting.
The Village also houses the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, a historic building of a former ruler of the Emirates. Take a peek into the house to know a little deeper into Dubai’s ruling past.
While embracing the heritage at the Village, you can nibble your way through with some delicious hot dosas and other munchies. Children can a little fun riding the camel, posing with a falcon. Spend your time browsing through the different shops and stalls and buy a souvenir for memories.
Plan your visit from 8:30-22:30 on Sat-Thu, 8:00-22:30 on Friday. For more assistance, contact +971 4 393 7139