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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

(4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It wasn't as expected in the narrow area. It is not going too good? ". Shop doing one with older men on colored paper wrote the name in Arabic.
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  • We spend around 1 hour in this quiet historical quarter. It was well renovated and has very beautiful lightening. There was also a nice small mosque that has a great atmosphere. 
  • The Al-Bastakiyya district is a historical, standing under a preservation district in Dubai, the most / at the Dubai Creek is located and consists of narrow lanes and wind towers. The neighborhood is also home to the al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai (really recommended for a visit). The Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas of Dubai and goes back in the 1890s, with narrow and windy streets, which provide much shade and therefore the heat very tolerable. Traditionally, the Bastakiya was a stronghold of wealthy residents. It is named after the city of Bastak, in Iran, many of its inhabitants come from the. The Bastakiya has often faced demolition. In the 1990s, Prince Charles should have learned during a visit that is to be demolished in the Bastakiya. Then he intervenes at the Sheikh and can convince him not to tear down the neighborhood. Since 2005, the City Council began the restoration of historic buildings and streets, which very well managed is (very detail), since many shops, cafes and some restaurants have settled. It has now become a artistic and cultural quarter developed, with many galleries, exhibitions and museums. It really is a quaint neighborhood and is located just behind the souks and reflects the atmosphere of the former old Dubai. Some houses with their great courtyards can also be visited, also the open floors can be climbed on narrow stairs, where a very good views of the area. Who will like to meet the historical Dubai, is right in here. Should this review for you have been helpful, please check the "Help button" activate!
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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 nice way to experience the yesteryears, culture and history of Dubai.
  • Such a nice haven to get in touch with the Arabic heritage and culture. If you're looking for a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place to be.
  • You feel like you travelled in time.you feel like you went to another country wonderful place.historical and you will see lots of culture