Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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
    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 
    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 »
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  • A good place to visit with your family. A perfect place for a comfy evening walk with your loved ones. You can buy a small souvenir or a dress or enjoy a coffee with some sweets from many outlets located here. If you are lucky, you can enjoy an event happening in the location for free.
  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The construction of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood dates back to the 1890s. In its prime, the locality was capable of 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes. this district is a key heritage site with much of the original infrastructure preserved and intact. The traditional wind towers – constructed from stone, teak, gypsum, palm wood and sandalwood – represent only a small part of Al Fahidi’s history. Each alley, twisting pathway and breezy tower tells a story of a life before the seven emirates.

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