Trip Planner:   Middle East  /  United Arab Emirates  /  Emirate of Dubai  /  Dubai  /  Historic Sites  /  Bastakia Quarter

Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

3.9
#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Dubai
Historic Walking Area 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. 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.
Create an itinerary including Bastakia Quarter
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
760 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I like to take guest to visit the Bastakia area, just to get a feeling of old Dubai (which is hard to find!) There isn't much to entertain you down there- but I include a visit to Dubai Museum and the...  more »
  • Many of those who have visited Dubai before will know that there aren't many things to do for cheap or even for free in Dubai but Bastakia is one of them. We had originally intended to do one of the l...  more »
  • Visit on a Friday afternoon to experience a different feel of Dubai. It will be very quiet and relaxing. Its not much, but if you're tired of seeing the usual commercial spots, this is the way to go.  more »

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.

Where to stay in Dubai

Dubai is a city of hotels, with most of the world's leading chains represented. Rooms remain expensive and luxurious, as most establishments cater to visitors with deeper pockets. You can still save money on accommodations if you look hard enough. Move away from the coast for more affordable backpacker hostels and self-service apartments, as well as less expensive hotel rooms where a lack of luxurious amenities and less appealing views keep rates suited to budget travelers.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dubai by other users

3 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Emirate of Dubai BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, romantic, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM MALTA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM ITALY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans