Discovering More .... Dubai
Along the Creek from the restored houses are the Heritage and Diving Villages which aim to show how Emiratis lived in the past. They are open all day, but there is little to see unless you choose the right time to visit e.g. evenings and during the religious and the shopping festivals. During most of the day the area is not in full operation. When it is staffed you can see craftsmen at work and try some traditional foods. There is a desert area with a bedouin tent, camels and goats and a heritage area with palm frond huts .
Traditional houses in the heritage village
In the Diving Village there are some small boats and information on the pearling industry. Again, at times this is staffed with craftsmen.
The Diving Village
Along the creek in front of these heritage villages are a number of restaurants that are very popular in the evenings and serve Arabic/Lebanese food.
This whole area is undergoing a restoration and further houses are being restored
Restoration - or re-building in Shindagha