Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

#3 of 20 in Historic Sites in Dubai
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Step back into old Dubai at Bastakia Quarter, a preserved portion of town showcasing traditional architecture and an ancient way of life. Stroll through the neighborhood's narrow streets to admire the courtyard houses and their tall wind towers. Decorative and practical adornments, these towers were once the best way of cooling homes in the unforgiving heat of the desert. The area's scenic location by the creek offers a pleasant introduction to the city's heritage, with a museum and cultural center alongside the traditional homes. Before you head to Dubai, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dubai online travel planner, to make sure you see all that Dubai has to offer, including Bastakia Quarter.
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  • Walked along Al Musallah street and entered AL Bastakia Quarter also known as Al-Fahidi historical neighbourhood which is the ancestral home of the ruling family of Dubai now converted and preserved....  more »
  • Such a beautiful area , hard to believe it exists in Dubai. My boyfriend And i have visited it at sunset with Mohamed and we loved it  more »
  • *10 minutes walk from Al Fahidi metro station exit 04 + good ambiance, calm and quite + no entrance fee....24*7 camera surveillance + separate washroom for men and women + see the traditional style of Dubai.... + tea + spices shop & art gallery..... + one can spend his/her weekend by visiting this ancient mini village * highly recommended place... --- congrats to Authorities & Dubai Govt: for preserving the heritage---
  • If you can manage to tear yourself away from the glittering shopping malls and luxury resorts, visit this area to see what life was like before their cash machines started pumping oil. Evening stroll all along the creek is very pleasant or take the water taxi, wooden Abra or river cruise. As long as you're on this side of the creek, you're fine because it's the creek that divides new and old Dubai and the other side of the creek doesn't really have anything to offer to rich tourists who don't wanna get their expensive shoes dirty.

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