Abu Dhabi Heritage Village stands out in the emirate.
Look closely enough and you can catch a glimpse of life in the UAE before it became a modern city but there’s one place that can really take you back in time to see it first-hand.
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village provides a snapshot into traditional Bedouin life here in the UAE.
So if you want to connect with the heritage, culture (https://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/culture) and traditions of the UAE, this is the place to go.
Where is it?
The Heritage Village is located at the Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi, near Marina Mall.
How to get there?
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is easily found on GPS or any mobile maps applications on a smartphone.
Take the turn off of Abu Dhabi Corniche towards Marina Mall on King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.
Take the first right turn to Al ‘Alam Street and continue until the end of the road where you’ll find the Heritage Village.
What can you see and do?
The Heritage Village is home to a number of attractions all run by the Emirates Heritage Group.
Walk around and you can explore the history of the UAE like a small time capsule that hasn’t modernized with the rest of the city.
You’ll find a traditional souk, mosque a historic encampment and more.
Plus you can also shop for gifts and goods made by local artisans who showcase traditional skills including pottery, glass blowing, weaving and more.
A small spice shop is also on location selling a range of dried herbs, soaps and souvenirs.
How much does it cost?
It’s free of charge to visit the Heritage Village making it one of the must-do things in Abu Dhabi.
Where can I get more information?
Open Sat-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 3.30pm-9pm. Abu Dhabi Corniche Breakwater, near Marina Mall (02 681 4455).