Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Dubai Sights

Heritage Village

  • Museum Village

Fodor's Review

This government-funded attraction mimics daily life from a generation or two ago by re-creating a number of traditional Arab Bedouin activities. One of the more vibrant atmospheres you'll encounter here is the desert camp, where numerous sounds and smells will assail you. Watch as the ladies do embroidery and the men work metal while you eat skewers of meat that were cooked over coals and sip from cups of sweet mint tea. Shepherds watch over their flocks of desert sheep, and others in traditional dishdasha tend camels or prepare falcons for a hunt. On Arabic feast days and each night during Ramadan, the Heritage Village puts on a feast fit for the sheikhs with traditional dancing and fine foods. However, visit at the wrong time—particularly during the afternoon any time of year—and you may see only a tacky tourist souk.

Sight Information


Shindagha waterfront, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Sight Details:

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


What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.