Heritage and Diving Villages

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Heritage and Diving Villages information

Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Al-Shindagha Rd
Bur Dubai
+971 4 393 7151
admission free
Opening hours
8am-10pm Sat-Thu, 8-11am & 4-10pm Fri
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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.