Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morning Walking Tour
    DId a morning tour of this neighborhood with a guide and it was excellent. This neighborhood gives you a taste of what life was like before all he modern Dubai you see today. The abras available to cross Dubai creek are great as well. While in the neighborhood, ensure you go to one of the souks/local markets (spices, silver, gold, jewelry, etc…).
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,561 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Restored Historic Neighborhood in Dubai
    Preserved historic neighborhood dating back to the 1890s that was saved from the wrecking ball in the 1980s and is now restored. We wandered through the narrow alleys of the neighborhood after visiting the re-created Al Seef shopping and dining complex and before taking an Abra across Dubai Creek to the Gold and Spice Souks across the water. We just strolled through and enjoyed it but to be honest there didn't seem like a lot to do. With that said, there are several art galleries and a coffee museum that can be visited. Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum is also nearby.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Sara Pachachi
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite place to discover the souk of dubai
    I've been taking visitors here for almost 20 years. This is old dubai and where you should start your journey when you land in dubai. Walk the charming alleyways, see a very cool boutique hotel and get lost exploring the different houses and cafes there!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Μάριος
    Nicosia, Cyprus13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Dubai
    Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a nice place to visit for anyone who wants to experience the old way of life in Dubai. The neighbourhood dates back to the mid 19th century and has been preserved and restored to showcase the traditional buildings, wind towers, alleys and squares that were once home to the merchants and traders of the city. You can wander around the neighbourhood and discover various cultural activities, museums, art galleries and events that celebrate the rich history and diversity of Dubai. You can also visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can learn more about the Emirati culture, religion and customs. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a place where you can immerse yourself in the past and appreciate the contrast with modern Dubai. It is a unique and memorable experience that I would recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • らわ
    Manchester, United Kingdom1,524 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An old cultural district
    This is definitely worth a visit in Dubai if you want to get away from the luxury high life of the Marina. It is old and shows culture more. There are a few nice Arabian coffee houses, nice alleys to walk around in and get photos and also the boat ride which is 5 minutes to cross to the other side to see the Souk. Nice place for a stroll.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Culture09
    Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    It’s a beautiful quiet place. It seemed that time stood still there. There were many little souvenir shops but we found a shop which was so reasonable. I would never have thought that a tourist spot would have a reasonably priced shop but there it was! The staff there was very honest and friendly. We roamed literally the whole of Dubai and saw the same stuff but they were all so expensive so we returned back to this shop to buy souvenirs for family and friends. Next to this shop there is a shop which sells spices , perfumes and Alladin Lamps, again the cheapest we have seen. We bought plenty of Alladin Lamps too.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 December 2023
  • AucklandWiz
    Auckland, New Zealand1,666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Interesting Part Of Town With Some History
    I had read about this place and wanted to go, but found the practicality of getting to this place somewhat difficult. I was driving, the traffic was slow and congested and it was not easy to get back after making a wrong turn etc. What I did not know is there was parking underneath. So after stressing out about street parking as we did not have the app and could not pay with cash or card, and wasting so much time, I finally discovered there was a car park building underneath the old quarter. The problem had been poor signage and lack of knowledge. Once we got a secure park we were able to explore the Old Quarter. But it was extremely hot ++ and it is impossible to concentrate on shopping when the temperature is all consuming. However the architecture was interesting and it was a nice wander through the old area and was a nice contrast to all the modern glitz and glamour Prices are on the high side. For 2 AED we took the boat across the river to the Gold Souq. Incredible array of beautiful gold and other souqs there as well. Lots of haggling and trying to get you into their stores. But it all starts to look and sound the same so we did not spend much time on the Souq side of the river.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2024
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,971 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Different side of Dubai
    This is a quieter, older side of Dubai which many visitors may not know exists. There are some great restaurants selling Middle Eastern food, including the fantastic Arabian Tea House, and plenty of interesting installations and sights, including a replica Bedouin camp and mother and baby camel. The area is adjacent to the old Dubai Creek which is very picturesque.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 March 2024
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