Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • Such a beautiful area , hard to believe it exists in Dubai. My boyfriend And i have visited it at sunset with Mohamed and we loved it  more »
  • I really don’t get negative reviews of this wonderful and enchanting place. Do people really lack self sufficiency and expect the rattle toy in their faces to sell this place. Stay home please if you....  more »
  • I love this area, it evokes all that was charming about a bygone era, has a very nice hotel restaurant/cafe/gallery called XVA. I come here often for a detox from glass and high rise. Walking in...  more »
  • *10 minutes walk from Al Fahidi metro station exit 04 + good ambiance, calm and quite + no entrance fee....24*7 camera surveillance + separate washroom for men and women + see the traditional style of Dubai.... + tea + spices shop & art gallery..... + one can spend his/her weekend by visiting this ancient mini village * highly recommended place... --- congrats to Authorities & Dubai Govt: for preserving the heritage---
  • If you can manage to tear yourself away from the glittering shopping malls and luxury resorts, visit this area to see what life was like before their cash machines started pumping oil. Evening stroll all along the creek is very pleasant or take the water taxi, wooden Abra or river cruise. As long as you're on this side of the creek, you're fine because it's the creek that divides new and old Dubai and the other side of the creek doesn't really have anything to offer to rich tourists who don't wanna get their expensive shoes dirty.
  • It is very beautiful place for tourist. Their is very pleasent view of Abra and beautiful birds. You can get Starbucks and many other famous restaurants over there. Its amazing destination for enjoyment..... With family and friends as well.
  • Get ready to travel centuries back into old Emirates within the heart of Modern Dubai. This place is free to visit and is a delight to explore with full of history, beautiful streets, live shows, food, shopping as well as even camel shows, train rides for kids and free events. Shopping isn't too bad either with prices not too high comparing to rest of the city. It's a big town within a town and you can even live in its one of the 'old' 5 start hotel. Must visit
  • Wonderful heritage area. If you love history and heritage, you should definitely visit this place. You'll be able to see traditional Arab houses which have now been converted into museums/restaurants/shops.

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