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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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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.
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  • The warmth and attention that the people showed us, was amazing. An inspiring place with colorful posters, inside and outside the buildings all along the lanes inside Bastakia. An incredible and wonde...  more »
  • If you manage to escape the heart of Dubai and its modern attractions, you will find a peaceful and welcome retreat in bastakia. It is a trip back in time and one worth taking. Best to explore this lo...  more »
  • This is about as historical as it gets in Dubai, which i super modern in every way, so a bit of history was quite welcome and really interesting.  more »