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Bastakia Quarter

Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 9090
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A Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour
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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai
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A visit to the Bastakiya Quarter includes culturally significant sights, such as Dubai's oldest building (1780s), the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“art galleries” (43 reviews)
“wind towers” (40 reviews)
“dubai museum” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite enjoyed this area. Although it does seem a little bit of a "Disneyfication" of old dubai (Its all a bit too clean and twee) the area does alow your mind wander and imagine what the small settlement of Dubai must have been in days...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see some history and take cool pictures, this is definitely the place to go. Narrow streets, small eateries and gift shops, original Dubai buildings - it's all a nice change from the urban setting! While you're here, you can also seeing...More

Thank Nikita Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bastakia allows you to experience the old Dubai and get a feel of how life is in these parts of the city, away from the hustle bustle on the Sheikh Zayed Road. Dubai museum is located in this area, and after visiting the museum, we...More

Thank sgarg19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area to walk through away from the crowds and hagglers. This area is full local art galleries and displays, a few cafes which are lovely to take in the atmosphere.

Thank amadar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well its a nice quiet and calm place to feel the old culture of UAE........many eateries are also there where you can eat and the place gives you a real feel of Arabian traditions....the architecture of the buildings are very unique....loved the place

Thank Aradhana77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bastakia is a hidden gem with more tourists opting for the newer and grander options in the city. I went with my father and toddler and we enjoyed walking the streets and stepping in to the art houses and coin museum. It would be great...More

Thank Diddlove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bastakia quarter is a cozy place which describes the old UAE life style, and culture. Very Cozy. They also small restaurants, perfect for breakfast. They also have art galleries and art exhibition from time to time. Interesting place to visit in Dubai.

Thank Bodourkhoory
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It's like stepping into a mini world. Distinctive architecture, shady alleyways, art cafes-all lend an unreal feel to this lovely place.

Thank gtpipp
Reviewed 4 November 2017

For many visitors to Dubai its all about the modern buildings, the malls and the shopping and beaches. But a visit to Bastakia - and I have been going for nearly 20 years on and off - is still a great visit to see a...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

What there is here represents some good examples of the buildings of the area but by European standards it is not old. The cool narrow alleys are preserved but have very smooth paving. There is a lot of building in the area in preparation for...More

Thank Alan J
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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2 March 2015|
Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are lots of narrow alleys between the buildings, so don't let them wander off, but they will be safe as it is away from all traffic. There are lots of interesting things around every corner. And they should enjoy... More
23 December 2014|
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Response from Dxbreviewer1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the nearest Metro Is actually Al Fahidi but as other have said Bur Juman is also close. It is about an hour and a half from your hotel if you are staying in Abu Dhabi.