Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
- tel, info: 02 681 4455
- 08:00-13:00 & 17:00-21:00 Sat-Thu, 17:00-21:00 Fri
Lonely Planet review for Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
On the Breakwater, beside the big flagpole, is the charming Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. After renovations, it's now one of the most interesting in the UAE. Set in lush gardens with trickling fountains, it's a lovely place to spend a morning, before it gets too steamy.
It offers a glimpse of Abu Dhabi life in the pre-oil days, with a re-creation of a souq, a traditional old mosque, a Bedouin encampment with a goat-hair tent and camels, and a barasti house. Workshops are held where you can watch craftsmen making pots, blowing glass, beating brass and weaving on traditional looms.