The Heritage Village was created in 1997, in Al Shindagha Historical Neighborhood in Dubai, close to the Diving Village, to embrace the heritage events and to display a live image of the old traditional life in UAE.
The Village represents the components of wild, marine, and mountain life, where the visitor can identify closely the old traditional customs of the country and the special characteristics of old houses, handicrafts, patterns, and forms of living. It is owned and managed by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
The Heritage village visitors have the opportunity to know the different styles of the local life, desert, country and mountain life. It displays many types of buildings made of stone, palm fronds and also tents. Moreover, the visitor will witness how the different professions are practiced, live. They will get to see the well pole and the shovel, which are considered as the most traditional tools used in farming and irrigation.
The visitors can also enjoy performances of folklore singing and dancing such as Razfa, Ayyala, Harbeya and El-Dan, in addition to the dances added to the local heritage that came to the region through the commercial relations with Africa, among which are Lewa, Andemi and Haban
Working hours at Dubai Heritage Village are Sunday to Thursday, 8:00- 22:00, Friday and Saturday from 3:00 to 22:00.