Diving Village Dubai, Dubai

Diving Village Dubai, Dubai

Diving Village Dubai, adjacent to Heritage Village Dubai, gives visitors an in-depth look at the pearling industry that has played a role in Dubai's growth. In addition to pearling, fishing has also played a vital role in Dubai's economy, making this area worth visiting. One of the things that visitors enjoy having an opportunity to see is pearl diving, offering an exciting glimpse into how pearlers harvest this sea treasure.

Boatbuilding has been a feature of this area because of the fishing and pearling industries' influence. There are old boats on display that provide a deeper appreciation for what many see as a lost art. There are also fishing nets and other artifacts on display that highlight the methods used for hundreds of years.

Boat races are something that you might easily see when visiting the Diving Village. Racing boats was a popular pastime in an era where the marine industry made up most of the city's life.

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Sight Name: Diving Village Dubai
Sight Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (See walking tours in Dubai)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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