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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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. Take a look at our Dubai travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Bastakia Quarter and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is an absolute must see in Dubai. Forget about the glitz and glamour and experience the historical charm of old Dubai. I also highly recommend you visit the old coffee shops and enjoy the feel of...  read more »
  • To get a feeling for how Dubai would have looked many years ago have a visit ti Bastakia. It is not that big an area but is good just to walk around and see how close the buildings were built and how ...  read more »
  • Nice place for a glimpse of the history of Dubai is located next to the Dubai Museum, which is worth a visit too many galleries are located next to many markets
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  • its famous place in dubai,sheikh mohammed also grow up from here,was the heart of Dubai,arabic name is bastakiyah,this name come from farsi work bastak,bastak is small town in Iran Fars province. At the beginning times of Dubai,bastak people come here for living,then they stay here. So even now they are very famous businessman in Dubai,they already become UAE natoonalities now. Walking around here you can feel the different life and talk with the history.
  • Let's go on a journey in old times.... Market like no other.... Good place to visit if you are a tourist however avoid spending money here as all shopkeepers know how to double their prices for tourists :)
  • A small area in Bur Dubai. Though the buildings are not original, it depicts the structure and interior of the homes and communities before the modernisation peruod. There are boutique hotels and lovely restaurants too. The best thing about this place is it's always quite, just like having your own secret place.
  • Great views from here of the nearby areas. Beautiful mosque with trellis windows.
  • feel the old dubai, also try the creek crossing on the old boats
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