Run by Emirates Heritage Cub, the Heritage Village provides an interesting glimpse into the country’s past. The Heritage Village is located at the extreme end of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the Breakwater. If you are residing near the Abu Dhabi Corniche or the Emirates Palace, then remember you are very close to the Heritage Village. Take a chance to see the fantastic place which is very near the Marina Mall and Abu Dhabi Theatre. If you intend to take a journey to the history then the Heritage Village is the best place to visit in Abu Dhabi. If you are at some point of the very long Abu Dhabi Corniche and not sure of the location, it is better to get a taxi and ask to take you to the Marina Mall side where the large flag is located.
It is a good idea to reach the Heritage Village before 5 pm as the various activities and displays are closed for the day if you become late. Photography is allowed everywhere inside and visitors can get the amazing pictures of the pre-historic Abu Dhabi. There are a number of stalls inside for everything from leather and glass to pottery and weaving. Travelers will get a chance to see and try how the craftsmen work to make such wonderful art works. There is a small market place selling various artifacts and local collections where tourists can definitely go for some bargains to own their favorite items. The little spice shop is a treat; a range of dried herbs and handmade soap are available here. Set in lush gardens with trickling fountains, it's now one of the most interesting places in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Seeing the living exhibition in the Heritage Village on how people used to live in the past and construct the palm and other houses is to be included in things to do list while you are in Abu Dhabi.
One hour is enough to spend at this amazing place to enjoy the beauty of the culture which included museums, photographic exhibitions and handicrafts centre. The open museum offers a glimpse of Abu Dhabi life before oil revenues altered the landscape, economically and socially with a re-creation of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system. There is an artificially created desert environment with Bedouin tents, camel and horse. Travelers can even go for a small trip over the camel and take desert like pictures for the memory of their visit to this wonderland. There is a nice Arabic restaurant inside the Heritage Village which faces Abu Dhabi Corniche.
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