Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Dubai
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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  • September 19, 2017
    We dive directly in the history of the emiratis, this neighborhood offers a different picture of the current Dubai. Its narrow streets, its small shops, its craftsmen, its small museums not to mention its small restaurants... can't miss it. You will have a vision of Dubai in the past with its wind towers and its typical houses at the edge of the Creek.
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  • September 18, 2017
    The Bastakia area is one that has always got my interest. This is a place that is interesting in many ways. It ties well with the culture, art, and even caters to hobby photographers and foodies ... t...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    An area of old Dubai adjacent to the creek, where buildings have been renovated, and are no more than two stories high. No roads, just passageways, an oasis of tranquil charm in an otherwise busy city...  more »

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