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Heritage House

#102 of 389 things to do in Dubai
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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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All the district around here is so very interesting and a breath of fresh air from the skyscrapers of downtown or the marina. The little streets are full of charm with little... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem and can be found behind the cafe frontage. Do try the Arabian coffee served in beautiful coffee jugs. We had an escorted tour from the property owner who shared with us the history of the house. Our guide told us that in the late 1970s when Prince Charles was visiting Dubai and was taken to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

At the time of our visit, the place was under maintenance but we were lucky enough to find two guys willing to talk to us and introduce us to the heritage house, showing us around quickly before closing it once more. Even though some of the exhibitions were disassembled (I imagine it was due to the maintenance mentioned above) you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Heritage House museum was closed indefinitely for maintenance. They didn't say how long it was closed for and they didn't mention on the website that it was closed. It's close to the gold and perfume souks so we we were able to do something else.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

All the district around here is so very interesting and a breath of fresh air from the skyscrapers of downtown or the marina. The little streets are full of charm with little shops with wonderful smells and the textile souk is just behind...it was the most highlight of the day!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good place to learn the change for the past 40 years in Dubai. From pearl diving industry with poor live and now ... all high rise building.

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Tehran Province, Iran
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

they were showing some old houses there and some of women were making some handmades there and they have small shops for supply their products there

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Kanpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

city tour operator took us their for a quick drive through, OK, not something very great, though didnt go inside

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Anand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very good to learn about history of Dubai and how economic development took place in barely 50 years!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Heritage House will give you a chance to know the traditional lifestyle that has been lived in historical houses, form old utensills, pottery etc.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

3 minutes walk to the metro station, 5 minutes walk to gold souk, 30 minutes walk to the creek dock, with the mosque nearby, we had the best Dubai stay here for 8 days!

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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