Heritage and Diving Villages
Shindagha Heritage Area
The Shindagha waterfront, on the northern side of the Creek, is one of the most historic areas in Dubai, with origins in the 1860s. It...
Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum House
The grand courtyard house of Sheikh Saeed, the grandfather of current Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, is the crown jewel of the restored...
This renovated 1890 courtyard house, just north of the Spice Souq, once belonged to Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk, the founder of Al-Ahmadiya...
Stop by this Creekside favourite to munch on mezze and grills (the tangy lamb shwarma is delish) or fresh saj manakish (Lebanese...
Grand Abu Shakra
Black-and-white TVs show classics (sound off) from the golden age of Egyptian cinema, a fitting backdrop for Dubai’s best-known Egyptian...
Al-Shindagha Rd · interesting places nearby
Heritage and Diving Villages information
Located towards the end of the Shindagha waterfront, the Heritage and Diving Villages are intended to acquaint tourists with the region’s traditional arts, customs and architecture. This is where you can nibble on piping-hot dosas (paper-thin lentil-flour pancakes) made by burka-clad women, pose with a falconer, hop on a camel or browse around touristy stalls. The villages are usually pretty quiet year round, except during Eid celebrations and the Dubai Shopping Festival, when unusual traditional activities such as rifle-throwing competitions bring in the curious.