Dubai is one of the most favorite touristic destinations in the world. It is the most technologically and financially developed city in the region of the Middle East. But, underneath the luxury lifestyle lays the old city which witnessed the evolution from a small fishing village to the modern metropolis which is Dubai today.
Visiting the old part of the city is inevitable if we want to learn something about the past of the city and the region. One of the old Dubai attractions is the Heritage and Diving village.
This village is a living museum in the form of a settlement. In the Heritage and Diving village we can learn about the traditional lifestyle in the Dubai emirate. The village is located near the Dubai creek in the district called Shindagha. The Heritage and Diving village can show us the traditional occupations from the old days of the region. The most popular occupations were pottery making, trading, crafting, fishing and pearl gathering. In the village the tourists can experience the culture and heritage of Dubai.
During our visit to this Dubai attraction we can buy some of the products of traditional craftsmanship. This is an excellent opportunity to buy a unique Dubai souvenir which will remind us about our vacation. The entry to the Heritage and Diving village is free, but we must be aware of the fact that the traders do not accept credit cards so we must bring enough cash along if we are planning to do a little souvenir shopping.