Situated in the Shindagha area near the creek mouth, the Heritage Village has been created where potters and weavers display their art. The village provides a glimpse of Dubai's traditional culture and lifestyle. There are events regularly performed in this area.
It is recommended to visit this place in the afternoon time. Creek is beautiful in the afternoon. Along the creek, you can also try some traditional food, including Shawarma and Arabic tea.
Diving and Heritage village is located near Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's house on creek side in Al Shindagha. This village give you an idea of traditional culture, life style, architecture and diving traditions. It also includes a tented Bedouin village where you can get an idea of traditional living style. The village remains open for public from 8:00 to 22:00 hours.
There are many shops here selling handicrafts as well as restaurants serving traditional Arabic food. Many families and foreign tourists come here at night time to enjoy food along with beautiful views of creek.
Located by the Dubai Creek near Sindagha Tunnel, this place recreates the traditional Bedouin culture. You can see Bedouin tents with live people making their wares, cooking and chatting. A bunch of actors and actresses putting a show for you on how life was in the olden days before they discovered oil. This is also the place where you can take pictures of ladies covered up in their abaya and not get into trouble! There are also a lot of souvenir shops here if you need to get some memorabilia – remember to bargain! You can even find some camels in the nearby field. Want to know more about Arabian culture? This is the place to be. Entry is free.
Warning: Don’t buy the ‘pancakes’ sold by the lady ‘actress’. It’s expensive at Dh5 per piece! The stall selling drinks and tidbits are also a tad too expensive compared to what you could get outside!
There are some al-fresco dining place outside of the heritage village, just by the creek. Beautiful place to enjoy dinner while feeling the cool breeze from the creek.
When we visited the Heritage village it was very quiet, it was at a hot time of day - so it may be woth visiting later in the day.
It was very interesting and worth seeing. It was also nice to start our cruise along the creek from here.
Heritage Village is apparently a celebration of the old Emirati way of life and has many recreations of an old Bedouin Village, Mosque, guest rooms etc... Sadly, advertised to be open from 8am, there was little activity at 10.30am when I arrived other than a few souvenir stores opening up for trade.
There are performances, food and craft demonstrations etc as well as cafes and restaurants overlooking the Creek, but this generally takes place late at night.