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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Free admission
Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Basics

Wander the pathways of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and see Bedouin palm-and-mud dwellings, learn about the falaj irrigation systems that were once used to cultivate crops, and see the artifacts at the small museum. Other attractions include a replica souk, a gift shop selling spices and souvenirs, and demonstrations of traditional crafts, such as spinning, metalworking, and pottery-making.

The village is included on most Abu Dhabi sightseeing tours, which typically include stops at other city landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. You can also pair a trip to the village with a city sightseeing tour or attractions such as Ferrari World and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide

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Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
$71.20 per adult
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Traveler Favorite
Binu - 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing tour and tour guide! Binu was so knowledgeable, warm and accommodating. Great sense of humor to make the 1.5 hr trip to Abu Dhabi fly by. If I could give him 10 stars, I would! Tour itself was great as well! Saw many locations in Abu Dhabi such as Ferrari world, Louvre museum, heritage village, presidential palace, royal family compounds, etc.
Natiallia_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

star-5
Excellent Tour
Joao_G, Oct 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
The tour began punctually. The car was clean and we had all support. We visited the "must see" points of Abu Dhabi, which would be quite difficult or at least a "just see" tour if we were by ourselves. Our guide was Benny, a very gentle guy who knows more than beautiful places, but also give tips and is able to talk about local history, economics, and culture at all. Definitely, I recommend this city tour.
star-5
Solo in Abu Dhabi
jessii_p, Oct 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
Amazing trip considering Abu Dhabi opened their boarders up to some travelers 1 week prior. Most places were closed due to covid, but were still able to get some photo ops at various places. The mosque was open & got amazing photos inside!
star-5
Benny was great!
Mark_B, Sep 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
We had a great experience with our guide Benny. Very personable and knowledgeable having the ability to answer any questions we there at him. He was proactive in reaching out to us before - giving us advice regarding current Covid restrictions and we ended up having no issues during our tour. I would highly recommend doing this type of tour if visiting.
star-5
I appreciate the fact that Viator were understanding and changed our tour.
Therese_F, Aug 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
We were not allowed in Abu Dhabi because our covid test had been held 3 days prior to our trip. However Viator changed our trip to the desert safari which was very enjoyable. Thank you for being flexible.
star-5
Deserves more than a 5 star
Charlene_G, Jul 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
The entire trip was pleasant. The tour guide, Rafiq, was very nice and he gave us a ton of valuable information about Abu Dhabi and UAE in general. The bus was super clean. The sites that we went to were great. I would definitely recommend them.
star-5
Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️
Henrique_P, Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi Private City Tour
The driver Amjad was a really nice person and took us to see most of the best places. Thank you Amjad 👍
star-4
Very good tour
EDUARDO_P, Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
The experience and the knowlegment of the driver. A nice tour through tourism sites of Abu Dhabi. A experience to repeat
star-4
We were dropped off at...
Donna_M, Jan 2022
Private Abu Dhabi Tour From Dubai
We were dropped off at the mosque with really no info. We found out after we went through that we could have had a free tour. Also we were brought to a souvenir place where things were very overpriced. When we asked about going to the souks he told us he wasn't going that way. The guide was very nice and helpful. I just hate when they take you to shop where they want you to buy.
star-5
Nice and very informative tour
fabian1boettcher, Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi Half Day City Tour
This was a very nice experience with a very good tour provider. They were proactive in contacting us, which was very important in the absence of internet in the most locations and they offered us for a small amount an upgrade to a private tour. I highly recommend this!
star-4
Trip to Abu Dhabi
Lukas_E, Jan 2022
Abu Dhabi Full day Tour from Dubai with Lunch
Trip was good. Nice operator and driver. Only WiFi and free Water was not included, even it was promised on the Web Site.
star-5
Great tour
Robbie_R, Jan 2022
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
Beno is a great guide so pleasant helpful and knowledgeable....great tour so we'll organized....I'd do it all over again
star-5
Great tour for Abu Dhabi first timers
Rahul_N, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
Very friendly guide and polite. Explained the history of the UAE really well. He looked after the guests through out the day. Thank you.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Heritage Village is free to enter.

  • On-site amenities include basic restrooms and a gift shop.

  • While the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is stroller-friendly, the site is not fully wheelchair accessible as some displays are located on soft sand.

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How to Get There

The Heritage Village is located next to the Marina Mall on the Corniche Breakwater. You can drive to the site by following the Corniche onto the breakwater—you'll see the village on your left. Alternatively, catch one of the number 32, 34, 33, or 11 buses, which run to Marina Mall from Abu Dhabi’s central bus station. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop nearby.

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When to Get There

The Heritage Village is open from mid-morning until early evening Saturday–Thursday, and from mid-afternoon until late at night on Fridays. The site gets crowded in the late afternoons (especially during the November–March peak season) so try and visit in the morning to avoid crowds and take advantage of cooler weather.

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What to do Nearby

The sandy beach just outside the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village is studded with traditional wooden fishing boats and offers spectacular views of the city’s skyscraper-framed Corniche. After visiting the beach and village, spend some time at the nearby Marina Mall, which is about a 15-minute walk away and boasts a variety of shops and cafés.

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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village