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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
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Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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$90 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dubai's Favourite Food & Historic walking Tour Dubai's Favourite Food & Historic walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
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$45 BOOK WITH VIATOR Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi Old Dubai Gold Souk and Water Taxi
Duration: 4 hours
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$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Ancient Cultures Of Dubai - Private Walking Tour Ancient Cultures Of Dubai - Private Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
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$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full day Dubai Modern and Classic Tour from Dubai Full day Dubai Modern and Classic Tour from Dubai
Duration: 8 hours
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$204 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half Day Dubai City Tour (Old & New Combo) Half Day Dubai City Tour (Old & New Combo)
Duration: 5 hours
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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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$30 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dubai Sights, Street Food, Souqs & History Dubai Sights, Street Food, Souqs & History
Duration: 3 hours
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$130 BOOK WITH VIATOR Famous Kababs tour of Dubai Famous Kababs tour of Dubai
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Bastakia Quarter reviews
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 »
Bastakia is the old name for the place where its new name is Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Old city of Dubai, narrow streets, shops and cafes.
Bastakia is the old name for the place where its new name is Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. Old city of Dubai, narrow streets, shops and cafes. more »
Bastakia Quarter, Dubai: BQ is where art or history lovers flock to. It’s a beautiful cobbled stone square where the gorgeous traditional motifs and stoic simple architecture stlll abound. Stones and.... more
Bastakia Quarter, Dubai: BQ is where art or history lovers flock to. It’s a beautiful cobbled stone square where the gorgeous traditional motifs and stoic simple architecture stlll abound. Stones and.... 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!
History is well maintained and protected. It's always great to walk through the past trails. The traditional buildings and architecture is so beautifully kept. It's a must visit place in Dubai. I would prefer to visit here in night time next time.
Fascinating slice of old Dubai in the heart of the historic Quarter. Surrounded by modern architecture giving a contrast to the many cultures available in this fascinating destination when you get away from the 'beaten path' Perfectly located for a stroll, you can pretend you're lost in it's tiny alleys or sit on a comfortable bench resting from the beating sun under a shaded canopy. Explore the various museums and shops, stop off at the coffee museum or get a little shade from the heat in a cool art gallery. Everything is just minutes from the Creek, souks or shops.
Gorgeous place for an afternoon wander, great atmosphere and it's hard to remember you are in a bustling and vibrant part of Dubai as you roam the tiny ancient looking alleyways. There are many places to just sit and think on comfortable beaches, small fascinating gardens, art work, museums to explore at every turn, and there are welcome shady spots to rest and contemplate which small street to explore next. Take pictures and scan the QR codes for more interesting history of the many buildings or just marvel at the history that might have taken place in biblical times in villages just like this all over the middle east. There are restaurants and tea rooms throughout the village and welcoming shop keepers will invite you in to explore their wares, from fridge magnets to hand crafted goods, calligraphy customised just for you to a fascinating coffee museum. We fell in love with this place and will definitely return next year. It's interesting in it's own right but also located conveniently for shopping and the lovely canals of Dubai Creek which are all walking distance from the Heritage Village.
It's a very nice experience to walk through this neighbor on its narrow streets, see the old house styles on the inside and on the outside. Some were open to visit, on others you could climb up the stairs up to their top and see part of the neighborhood from above. At a first glance on the map, I thought that half an hour should be enough, actually you could spend half a day here. Small bazaar shops, coffee shops, places to eat, many streets to explore. Go auto near the water and don't miss the camel ;)
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