Run by the Emirates Heritage Club, this reconstruction of a traditional oasis village provides an interesting glimpse into the emirate’s past.
Traditional aspects of the desert way of life, including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats’ hair tent, and a falaj irrigation system, are attractively displayed in the open museum.
There are workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills, such as metal work and pottery, while women sit weaving and spinning. The craftsmen are happy to share their skills, and may occasionally give you the chance to try them out.
Opening Times: Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and Friday from 3.30pm to 9pm
Where: near Marina Mall, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi city
Telephone: +971 2 681 4455
Directions : Al Marina Mall bus stop is served by services 005, 007, 009, 011, 032, 034, and 063, then you may walk or ride a cab. Heritage Village is about 1 km from Al Marina bus stop.
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Al Haderra - A Special place to receive guests and show the arab hospitality.
Bait Al Hassa - It's built up of pebbles in the eastern mountain area. This house is cold in the summer & warm in the winter.
Bait Al Wahat "The Oasis House" - This house is made of the palm tree fronds in the oasis areas "Al Ain". It was inhabited by the farmer's families.