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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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  • Old quarter of Dubai, or you feel the magic. lose you in the streets to see the small stalls and murals
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  • A small neighbourhood full of heritage and cultural buildings, probably worth to see in combination with the nearby landmarks. 
  • Middle East really old-fashioned town is nice. Have fun just walking without hassle of a violent area and cafes, galleries and beautifully equipped, so common in old Arab practice of touts, photography, maze-like alleys. Mosque, Museum, but here around Dubai open-air Museum of old like I thought. There were camels for tourists. But no sense of living too maintained a moment in any country you know.
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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