Heritage and Diving Village

Pearl diving is an ancient tradition in the UAE and once provided the only real income for residents of the city of Dubai. The industry prospered in the 18th and 19th centuries when demand for pearls in neighbouring India grew, but faltered in early 1930s with the Great Depression. Dubai’s Heritage and Diving Village offers a rare and fascinating look at the history of pearl diving in the UAE, the daily demonstrations a must for anyone interested in the cultural history of Dubai.

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