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Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

star-4.5
3,234 Reviews
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
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
star-4.5
$75.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
private experience
Absolutely amazing, I upgraded to a private tour as I wanted to go at my own pace and I had the driver Mustafa. Went to louvre, emirates palace and Sheikh Zayed mosque, unfortunately my iphone 12 battery died and I had to borrow the camera from my driver who helped me to take some nice photos. Good time to go, you just need PCR test and Green on al hosn app (as of time of writing) but I had the whole place to myself
ryan_chua, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

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
Amazing experience
Hugo_C, Sep 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
Amazing trip. The guide/driver was very friendly, professional AND arrived on Time. All Time had communication with me. Strongly recomend It.
star-5
Hands off but in the background when needed
Nahimeh_J, Sep 2021
Private Abu Dhabi Tour From Dubai
On time and very happy. Was a very easy going tour since we preferred to be on our own most of the time.
star-5
The Most Exceptional Experience in Abu Dhabi
Tiffany_R, Aug 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
Ebrahim was the most amazing tour guide. Being able to tour these places with a local makes the experience so much better. At every location that we stopped he took the time to make it the best experience for us. Everything was breathtaking and he really takes care of you through out the entire journey. I would 100% recommend this tour.
star-5
Great tour
tracey_p, Jul 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour & Louvre Museum Admission With Dubai Hotel Transfers
Great time seeing the mosque and the louvre and the Emirates palace. Nice guide. Highly recommend this.
star-4
Private tour with tons of local stops!
Sher_D, Jul 2021
Private Abu Dhabi Tour From Dubai
Great tour to get a quick lay of the land in Abu Dhabi! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of the cities history. He was also very well liked by the local vendors. We got into each stop with ease. Would recommend this tour but if you don’t have time for the whole thing maybe opt out of the Islamic museum. The grand mosque is a MUST see!!!
star-4
Photo ops
Q_B, Jul 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
The tour was good. All the stops are only photo ops except for the lunch and the mosque. If you really just want to see the mosque, book a different trip
star-5
Great family tour.
mona, Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour With Ferrari World Theme Park
We all enjoyed the prompt pick up from our resort and a private tour tailored to our needs. The driver made extra stop at the Louvre museum which was not on the itinerary. We really appreciated the driver’s flexibility and patience waiting for us 5 hrs at the Ferrari park. The only disappointment was no water bottles available for us as it’s customary on this kind of trips.
star-5
Great city overview plus transport option!
agnes, Jun 2021
Abu Dhabi Private City Tour
Great overview of the city. It was the perfect solution for someone short on time & also needing transport from Dubai to Abu Dhabi (2 birds with one stone?). The company & Mr. Khan, my guide, we’re super accommodating & flexible with my schedule & helping make sure I was compliant with current COVID-19 travel restrictions. I liked that they allow flexibility on how long you stay at certain places, e.g., I wanted to stay longer at the mosque but didn’t want to go to Ferrari world. (I could do without that Islamic art gallery though—too aggressive on the selling. Dates too but it was balanced by the fact that it is a true market vs bring in a single store/gallery.)
star-5
Excellent experience
Karen_B, Mar 2020
Abu Dhabi Tour with Desert Safari, BBQ, Camel Ride and Sandboarding
We had a wonderful time this past and our driver was amazing he was informative and even carried my bags at times, unfortunately I can't remember his name. The Mosk was amazing and all in all it was worth every penny. Thank you! Karen and Keri, California, USA 3/5/2020
star-5
Brilliant
Chat, Mar 2020
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
Our guide James, was amazing, very friendly and flexible. He picked us up on time and was quite an eventful day. I highly recommend them.

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