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Dubai Sights

The Diving Village

  • Museum Village

Fodor's Review

Pearl diving was the driving force behind Dubai's first economic boom at the start of the 20th century. The dangerous but lucrative business is explored here, along with other sea-related activities, including boatbuilding and ship repair. Call ahead and visit the village when net mending and boat repairs are going on (they aren't well publicized), as there may be little in the permanent displays to hold your attention apart from photographs of old fishermen.

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Shindagha waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sat.–Thu. 8am–10pm, Fri. 8am–11amand 4pm–10pm.


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Dec 24, 2013

Pearl Diving Heritage Village

Near the mouth of Dubai Creek, Heritage and Diving Village showcase Dubai's heritage and maritime history. In addition to photographs and exhibits focused on Dubai's pearl-diving past, there are potters and weavers selling Arabian handicrafts, local women serving traditional Emirati food, and vendors offering afternoon camel rides. Heritage and Diving Village lies within walking distance of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House. Thanks Country Travel Mart

for arranging such a wonderful tour. The liveliest time to visit is in the evening.

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