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.
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  • This is an almost ancient area, preserving the shape that was thrown into it at the end of the 19th century. With the cultural heritage of the time in Dubai, it became almost clear in Moscow, i.e. the vast majority of old neighborhoods with curves, winding streets, were completely demolished. Bastakiya was also intended for demolition, because houses built on the table years ago stopped meeting the needs of residents. When it was built, it was the last word in urban planning in Dubai, but since then large amounts of water have flowed. In the place of the old neighborhoods, another adjacent area of skyscrapers will eventually appear, but fortunately, the demolition has stopped due to the joint efforts of indifferent people. Oddly enough, the great credit for maintaining bastakiya belonged to the British, who managed to convince dubai's rulers not to destroy the old quarter.
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  • It was one of the most scenic areas in Dubai. It was a gorgeous atmosphere and a different atmosphere. There was also a restaurant in the area, and we had a camel burger indoors with an old mansion-style interior.
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