Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Dubai
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.
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  • another vision of Dubai: old town well renovated. go to meet artisans, typical and pleasant restaurants with their shaded patio, museums such as the coffee which is beautiful. Really to do and feel... of here
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  • Just only 1, old town seems to have left. And next to major highways but only 1 really, so, I am amazed at the difference between modern and ancient high-rise building is located across the road. It is a place for tourists. Think Chinese tour groups and other staff of the person doing the cleaning and grocery store was. Didn't go to take a picture is nice, but there is something to enjoy. Not worth it and did not urge is unlikely. I think if you have time I try.
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  • It's like stepping into a mini world. Distinctive architecture, shady alleyways, art cafes-all lend an unreal feel to this lovely place.  more »

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