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Old Posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:12 PM
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During our half day Abu Dhabi tour, the guide made a brief stop to Heritage Village, in the Marina area, opposite Downtown and just next to Lake Corniche. Just like Dubai's Heritage Village, this is a tourist attraction explaining the early life of the UAE and Abu Dhabi, before the discovery of oil in 1958. Only 50 years ago, Abu Dhabi was a small pearl fishing village with just a few houses. Heritage Village contians small museums, ships, shops, sculptures, photography and other stuff telling histories inside small clay houses in old Middle Eastern style. There is a nice beach just next to Hertiage Village, opposite Downtown.

Abu Dhabi in the 2960s, just a small village with small simple houses and almost no roads. Today the city has about 1 million inhabitants, wide highways, large malls and supertall skyscrapers.

An honour to Sheikh Zayed

Traditional Arabian architecture in Abu Dhabi's Heritage Village, that is actually smaller then Dubai's village, but more well visited.

There are many palms and tourists in Abu Dhabi's Heritage Village, one of the few places with historical connection and old buildings in the city.

Ship and beach of Heritage Village in front of the luxury "7 star" hotel Emirates Palace.
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