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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai
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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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  • Bastiyaka looks like a beautiful maintained/restored piece of old Dubai out, but by the total lack of vibrancy do you feel that you're in a film set.
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  • Most people may know Dubai for its 5*Glamour, but there's also the old part of Dubai, which is not the newly built 'Old Town' but the areas Deira and Bur Dubai which are separated by the Dubai Creek. ...  more »
  • My first destination in Dubai, during my artist residency in Dubai in 2015, the place gave me lot of insight into the history of the city in the last century, helped me a lot for my solo show "Cartogr...  more »
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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