This post is a part of a weekend trip to the UAE in February 2012. We attended a conference-seminar in Dubai and spent the rest of our stay sightseeing. The weather was perfect for the outdoors, bright and sunny with cool breezes (tail end of winter season). 🙂
Part of our “Capital Adventure” was a visit to the Emirates Heritage Village, located near the Breakwater, facing the beautiful Corniche in Abu Dhabi.
The Heritage Village is a 1600 square meter journey to the past and a delightful experience of pre-oil Emirati life with Bedouin tents, palm trees, a masjid and traditional souks.
There were workshops which feature local craftsmen working on pottery, glass blowing, brass beating and loom weaving. There is also a shop for local crafts and souvenirs, a good photographic exhibition and a unique collection of the Holy Quran.
Set in lush gardens with trickling fountains, to experience the charm of the Heritage Village is a must to include in your “To Do” list while you are in Abu Dhabi. 🙂