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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. 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.
Tours to Bastakia Quarter
BOOK WITH VIATOR Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Ancient Cultures Of Dubai - Private Walking Tour
Duration: 3h 15min
Tours from $99 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Royal Vision Walking around Old Dubai Tour with Abra, English Guide
Duration: 5h - 6h
Tours from $100 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Dubai Ali Baba Walking Tour: Explorer Dubai With Best Day Tour
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Bastakia Quarter reviews
This area offers a glimpse back to historic Dubai. There are plenty of interesting cafes and shops to visit, together with street art and a camel and it’s baby. It’s pleasant to simply wander...
This area offers a glimpse back to historic Dubai. There are plenty of interesting cafes and shops to visit, together with street art and a camel and it’s baby. It’s pleasant to simply wander... more »
The original name of what is now known as Al Fahidi, was Bastakia. It was founded by Farsi traders from Bastak (Iran) towards the end of the 19th century. It was just a very small settlement (some 60.... more
The original name of what is now known as Al Fahidi, was Bastakia. It was founded by Farsi traders from Bastak (Iran) towards the end of the 19th century. It was just a very small settlement (some 60.... more »
This is a beautiful area of Dubai - one of the few areas preserved to look like how it was hundreds of years ago! There are various museums, restaurants, shops, and beautiful alleyways to wander down - you can take a great picture anywhere! Even if you’re only in Dubai for a day or two, I would say it’s worth coming here to see a different side of the city from what we are all accustomed to. If you visit Al Fahidi Historical area, be sure to go down by the river for a great view, and if you’re here in summer, be prepared it is HOT! So bring sunscreen and water because it’s all outside. Really unique place and I’ll definitely return!
A beautiful place of historical buildings. The buildings here are made from coral and gypsum, and they have been carefully restored to their original condition. Walking through the narrow alleys and winding streets, we can experience what life was like in Dubai over a hundred years ago... In addition to the beautiful buildings, Al Fahidi is home to several museums and art galleries. The Dubai Museum, located in the Al Fahidi Fort, is one of the most popular attractions in the neighborhood. Visitors can learn about the history and culture of Dubai, from its humble beginnings as a fishing village to the modern metropolis it is today... Overall, it is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and architecture. It offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Dubai and the UAE...
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