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Heritage House

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The Creek
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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 393 7139

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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Travelaround59
New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank tanje1
Tehran Province, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Mahboobeh F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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

Thank salmanhafeez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

Thank MukeshDave
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Abuminas
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Joann W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is centrally located in the Deira Al Ras foodstuff market place. It is surrounded with Food grains wholesalers on one side, with shops selling fishing and sea faring items as well as confectioneries, household items, toys, etc. Good place to go and sip a cup of local coffee and know a bit about the heritage and importance of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

When visiting the Al-Ras district, one historical landmark to visit is the Heritage House (and the nearby Al Akmadiya School). An artist's venue, it also houses beautiful exhibits reflecting early life in Dubai. A must visit when in the area.

Thank Luc V

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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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