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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Nice to visit. The textielsouq, the museum and the art galleries. Nicely refurbished. Only what extinct because there is no one lives.
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  • The neighborhood effect though somewhat deserted when we visited it, but the architecture is worth a visit and the mood is something very special. Look at!
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  • After our tour with the Centre for Cultural Understanding, we spent a couple of hours touring through this beautiful area. Many of the buildings are now art galleries and museums. The buildings are cl...  more »