Emirates Heritage village – Abu Dhabi

We have been to this place quite few times and always get fascinated how the skyline in background has changed. We went late afternoon and was quite pleasant. We will recommend either go early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid midday sun and heat. This little village is located on the peninsula by the Marina Mall. Right opposite the Corniche, this place is very much a cultural place demonstrating how people used to live back in the old days. It is built to preserve the history of the Emirates, as well as villages and craftsmanship dating back hundreds of years. You will witness woodworkers, glass blowers, carpet makers, leather items, and more being made. Parts of an archeological dig are there, as well as camels and older fishing boats. 

Heritage Village traditional buildings and authentic exhibits speak of a complete different time of the United Arab Emirates. The oil boom resulting lot of wealth has modernised this nation but it is not so long ago and here it is shown clearly that the people in the ’70s were still very poor and their only source of income was pearl diving, farming and fishing.

The authentic replica of a fishing village and a desert camp with mosque and workshops show the original construction of old villages in the UAE and in a museum you can see plenty of exhibits from the old days.

Kids will like the camel, goats and cow that are habitants of this charming cultural village.

There are no other cities in the world that grew as rapidly as Abu Dhabi and Dubai. You will be surprised to see that just 50 years back the local people still lived in little huts right at the beach where now standing tall one of the most impressive skyline in the world. 

This is one of must do if you are in Abu Dhabi to have glimpse of UAE history and the rich culture this great nation have. 

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