Heritage Village, Dubai

Heritage Village, Dubai: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

1. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi Day Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi and enjoy a visit to the unique Ferrari World theme park. See the Heritage Village, and ride the Formula Rossa rollercoaster on this day trip from Dubai. Begin your tour with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, where you can admire the wonderful architecture that defines the beauty of Islamic art. Continue on to the Emirates Palace, an inspiring hotel in the city with 114 magnificent domes and fantastic suites decorated with gold and marble. You will then visit the Heritage Village, where you can learn more about the life of the Bedouins. Afterward you can enjoy the views of Abu Dhabi’s impressive skyline as you drive on to Al Corniche. The second half of your day trip takes you to the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Ferrari World. Experience the breathtaking rush of speed on the Formula Rossa rollercoaster and test your driving skills on one of the many simulators. Experience the different performances, marvel at the impressive dance and acrobatic shows, or enjoy go-karting.

Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet

2. Dubai: Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet

Enjoy an evening cruise around Dubai Creek on board a traditional dhow. See Dubai by moonlight, and enjoy the romantic ambiance of the 2-story boat. You will be welcomed on board with a complimentary drink. Then, set sail on the aquamarine waters of the Arabian Sea and cruise gently out onto the Creek, passing old dhows, abras and luxury yachts as you go. Listen to relaxing Arabic and Hindi music, and take your pick from the 4-star buffet dinner of meat, fish and vegetarian options, all prepared by top-quality chefs. Admire fabulous contemporary architecture, including the National Bank of Dubai and Dubai Chamber of Commerce. See old souks, the heritage village of Shindagha, and Sheikh Saeed’s House, birthplace of the father of modern day Dubai. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on board, and you can unwind on the air-conditioned lower deck, or take the warm breeze on the open-air upper deck to see the sights float by.

From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

3. From Dubai: Cultural Abu Dhabi City Tour

Discover Abu Dhabi's famous tourist attractions on this full-day Abu Dhabi city tour that begins with a prompt pick-up from your preferred location or hotel in Dubai. Traveling for roughly 90 minutes witnessing the beauty on both sides you'll reach one of the world's most well-known indoor amusement parks, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an incredible opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs against the backdrop of this beautiful destination. Continue with a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's largest mosque and a symbol of religious harmony, tolerance, and diversity. Marvel at the mosque's architectural magnificence that reflects true Islamic principles. Admire floral motifs, crystals, semi-precious stones, a giant hand-knotted carpet, and other embellishments. The Heritage Village, one of Abu Dhabi's most fascinating historical landmarks, is the next stop, where you'll have the opportunity to witness the Islamic Art, traditional elements, Craftsman Center, and artifacts before enjoying a meal from the mall's food court or restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Corniche, with its prominent waterfront promenade, where you can also take some fantastic snaps of the two spectacular luxury landmarks, Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers before stopping by the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi for a photo stop. As you wind up the full-day Abui Dhabi city tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel or preferred destination in Dubai.

Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah and Khorfakkan Tour

4. Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah and Khorfakkan Tour

Travel from Dubai to Fujairah, seeing the beauty of Islamic architecture and passing through the Al Hajar Mountains. Stop at Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Khor Fakkan, and Najd Al Masqar Heritage Village. Get picked up from your accommodation in Dubai and drive to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the second largest mosque in the UAE. Explore this gem of Islamic architecture, with marble courtyards and high-reaching domes. Travel through the towns of Dibba, Kalba, and Sharjah, to reach the Fujairah Museum. Wander around the museum and see the displays of antique weapons and artifacts. Continue to Khor Fakkan, a coastal city with the breathtaking backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains. Journey into Khorfakkan Square and learn about the history of the area, taking photos by the fountains, amphitheater, and waterfall. Drive through mountainous roads to reach Najd Al Maqsar Heritage Village, a fortress restored in an effort to preserve the archeological site. Your tour will end with drop-off back to your accommodation in Dubai.

4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

5. 4-Hour Luxury Dubai Tour

Whether you're just passing through Dubai, or here for a longer stay, this inclusive tour will give you a great idea of how to plan the rest of your time in this glorious city. Dubai is a city of juxtapositions, and its luxury and ultra-modern buildings are all the more impressive when surrounded by the harsh surrounding desert. Perhaps you've just arrived for a short trip in the city, and you're interested in seeing some of Dubai's world-famous sights. This tour brings you to the most impressive and important landmarks of the city on a 4-hour luxury tour. Dubai is the second-largest Emirates in the UAE, and this drive will pick you up from your hotel before taking you to the Dubai Creek for a gorgeous photo stop. From here, drive to Al Bastakiya which is one of the oldest residential areas of Dubai. Here you can enjoy a look at what life has been like in the city since the 1890s. Then venture on to Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, and take a look at one of the oldest forts (and buildings) in Dubai, built in 1787! Then move on to the Ruler's Court and Old Mosque of Dubai. This huge mosque can hold nearly 1200 worshipers at a time, and is a privilege to see. No day in Dubai would be without a bit of shopping. Take the chance to explore Textile Street, and the Central Bank of Dubai as well. Here you can have a look at the bustling commercial life of the city before heading on to the Ministry of Finance and Heritage Village. The day allows you plenty of chances to take photos of the beautiful and famous sites, including the Jumeriah Mosque, the world's tallest 7-star hotel, and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa!

From Dubai: Fujairah East Coast Tour

6. From Dubai: Fujairah East Coast Tour

Explore the northern Emirates of the UAE on this sightseeing tour from Dubai, and visit Dibba, Kalba, and Sharjah. Visit the Fujairah Museum and Fujairah Heritage Village, as well as Fujairah Fort perched high on a hill. Once the center of Fujairah life, the former sentry has housed a prison and has withstood attack from British naval forces and occupation by fearsome Wahabbists. Today, the historic landmark has opened its gates to the public to provide an insight into the pivotal role it once played. Continue to the oldest mosque in the UAE, dating back to the 15th century. The mosque was once known as the Ottoman Mosque, but its name comes from the person who constructed it rather that the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy amazing views from the mountain road as you travel through the Hajar Mountain range, and more, before heading back to Dubai.

Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

7. Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy on our Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Hop on board and discover both the rich historic and modern scenic views including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and the famous Louvre museum to name a few.There are 14 stops with a one-hour frequency for the Abu Dhabi itinerary.

Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

8. Dubai: Bus Tour with Transfer

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Dubai and head to the old town. Experience the historical side of Dubai and learn about the foundations of this metropolis. Stroll around the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum and the oldest existing building in the city. See the Jumeirah Mosque, known for its 8th-century Islamic architecture and said to be the most photographed mosque in the city. Watch the world go by at Dubai Creek and take photos of the traditional water taxis. Wander through the famous markets and gold and spice souks to absorb the bustling atmosphere. At the end of a day of sightseeing, enjoy the convenience of being dropped back off at your hotel.

Dubai: Private 4-Hour Cultural Walking Tour with Lunch

9. Dubai: Private 4-Hour Cultural Walking Tour with Lunch

Your 4-hour cultural tour of Dubai begins with a transfer by private luxury car to the historic Al Fahidi district, characterized by its narrow streets, where your tour begins at the house of H.H. Sheik Said. As you’ll see on your walking tour, the district is now home to art galleries and restaurants, but you’ll still get a sense of Dubai as it was at the turn of the 20th century. Its also a place where you will get the chance to visit to the Camel Museum, and then the Horse Museum, Heritage Village, and the Diving Village. Continue to Al Fahidi Fort, which was converted to a museum in 1971 to preserve the culture and the heritage of the city. Experience the traditional style of local life, and see how the wind towers were used to cool most Bedouin summer houses. Your walking tour will take you along the narrow streets, where you’ll see Indian temples and the old market, or Mina Bazar. Enjoy crossing the glittering Dubai Creek by traditional abras (water taxi boats). Your luxury private car will be waiting after your visit to the spice and gold market to transfer you back to your hotel or one of your desired locations.

Emirates Mountains - Private Full Day Hatta and Kalba

10. Emirates Mountains - Private Full Day Hatta and Kalba

Make your way through the mountain range of the Emirates on a tour with an expert guide. See incredible sand dunes, visit the Heritage Village in Hatta, drive through the UAE's longest tunnel to Kalba, explore the Fort in Fujairah, and much more. Experience a visit to UAE’s East Coast and Hatta. Your first stop is the magnificent Lehab sand dunes. Proceed to Hatta to pay a visit to the Heritage Village. Then enter the UAE’s longest tunnel carved straight through the mountain, and reach the coastal village of Kalba. In Kalba, stop at Khor Kalba, a reserved area famous for its mangrove marsh. Moving onward, visit Sheikh Saeed House which bears witness to an exciting past. In Fujairah, stop at the renovated 17th century Fort built on a hilltop overlooking the old village of Fujairah. On your return, stop to browse around the lively Friday Market set in the midst of the mountain landscape.

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What people are saying about Heritage Village, Dubai

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,558 reviews

This was the highlight of my trip to UAE. The Mosque is absolutely stunning, so beautiful, a must see. The rest of the cultural tour wasn't as interesting as we didn't have tickets to go inside Ferari Museum or Louvre Museum but we got a few photos atleast 'outside' lol. Mustafa was so friendly and entertaining, he really made the experience so much more fun for our group. He's also a great photographer too :)

This excursion from start to finish was OUTSTANDING!! This was my first time visiting Abu Dhabi and I’m already looking forward to coming back to visit. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was absolutely breathtaking. Also, I love amusement parks and so Ferrari World was amazing and it was a very special treat to be able to drive a Ferrari for the first time.

Nauman is the best guide ever! Very generous always willing to help and a good eye for a photo spot! Very kind person! I'll definitely recommend this your because of him!

My experience in Abu Dhabi was great and Nauman Aziz was a great guide. I would recommend this trip and Nauman as a guide to anyone.

its was a fully packed day with amazing sightseeing experience, thank you