Immerse yourself in history with the Abu Dhabi Bus Tour

Ever wondered what Abu Dhabi was like before the oil boom? The Abu Dhabi Big Bus Tour can show you, taking you directly to The Heritage Village, which recreates the city’s early history, including the traditional Bedouin lifestyle.

Walk through a desert encampment with its campfire and coffee pots. Soak up the atmosphere in a traditional souk. Visit an old fishing village. This is a fascinating journey back in time that you’ll love.

Very crafty

If crafts are your thing, then this is your place. The Heritage Village has lots of workshops showcasing centuries-old traditional skills like metalwork, pottery and weaving. Ask nicely, and you might be able to have a go yourself!

Souvenirs aplenty

While you’re here, make sure to visit the mini museum. It’s packed full of traditional artefacts. And if you’re looking for something to take home, there’s a market selling a lot of the craft ware that’s made here.

Other interesting facts about Heritage Village:

  • At the entrance of Heritage Village stand two traditional watchtowers
  • The Heritage Village is divided into 5 sections, named after the 5 regions of the Abu Dhabi emirate
  • The village spreads across 16,800 square metres
  • The village designers’ original aim was to display the entire traditional lifestyle of the country in one place