Tourists visiting Dammam and looking to learn more about the heritage and traditions of the people of Saudi Arabia should definitely pay a visit to the jewel of the eastern province; the Heritage Village. Those visiting this outstanding tourist attraction, will find it to be a gateway into the Kingdom, as it is very much like visiting many parts of the country. The 5 storey fortress-like building offers visitors an insight into the past and present of the Saudi civilization and houses some fascinating pieces; including ancient weapons, jewelry, old photographs, antiques, manuscripts and numerous other items that are not usually seen. The building also has a restaurant that serves traditional Saudi food along with other cuisines. The Heritage Village is therefore great place to visit for an introduction into Saudi Arabian culture and food.
As opening hours tend to vary it is best to make inquiries at the hotel you are staying at or even ask the locals
Around one hour or more
Adults, senior guests, young adults, families, children
The various exhibits on display
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities when visiting the Heritage Village may find prayer rooms on its premises, as most attractions in Saudi Arabia provide prayer facilities for the convenience of their visitors. They will also be able to find numerous mosques spread across the city of Dammam.
The Heritage Village houses a restaurant that serves not only traditional local cuisine but other cuisines as well. Guests usually choose to dine here to really complete the cultural experience of their visit to the Heritage Village. Since all restaurants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are Muslim-friendly and serve only Halal food, Muslim guests do not have to worry about the food at the Hertiage Village being Halal and can dine with peace of mind.