Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

3.9
#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Dubai
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.
Create an itinerary including Bastakia Quarter
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Bastakia Quarter Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
947 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a really nice area to take a stroll through although I think much of it is newer than it appears. Still that shouldn’t distract you from the nice old courtyards (particularly the philately...  more »
  • The Al-Bastakiyya district is a old historic, listed district in Dubai, which is located on / near Dubai Creek and consists of narrow streets and wind towers. The district also houses the al-Fahidi...  more »
Places to stay near Bastakia Quarter

Plan your trip to Dubai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dubai

See all ›
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:4 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Dubai

See all ›
4.2
Duration:4 h
3.9
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Dubai

4.2
Duration:3 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:8 h

Hidden gems in Dubai

4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:30 min

Shopping in Dubai

See all ›
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.3
Duration:30 min
2.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:2 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Dubai

4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.1
Duration:5 h 30 min
3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h