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Bastakia Quarter

Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 9090
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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%
  • Poor3%
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“art galleries” (39 reviews)
“wind towers” (37 reviews)
“dubai museum” (55 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

This place makes you feel like you went back in time and visit Dubai in the old heritage style. They have lovely restaurants, coffee shops and art shops that provide that old flavours of Arabia. It extends all the way to the creek. Make sure...More

Thank Aventus81
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The warmth and attention that the people showed us, was amazing. An inspiring place with colorful posters, inside and outside the buildings all along the lanes inside Bastakia. An incredible and wonderful morning and afternoon spent in the area. Impressed that there is another part...More

Thank aster_palms
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

If you manage to escape the heart of Dubai and its modern attractions, you will find a peaceful and welcome retreat in bastakia. It is a trip back in time and one worth taking. Best to explore this location before nightfall, as you wont be...More

Thank midris5
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is about as historical as it gets in Dubai, which i super modern in every way, so a bit of history was quite welcome and really interesting.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

When one thinks about Dubai, we all imagine tall skyscrapers and beach. Not many people know that there is more to Dubai and Bastakia Quarter is one of them. Right in between the famous Meena Bazaar / Bur Dubai is this hidden gem. A good...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 May 2017

You get to see what homes were like in the past. Shops are now occupying the space. I thought the air conditioning was interesting. That is about it. We did the Cultural lunch visit there so that enhanced the visit.

Thank jackjump
Reviewed 1 May 2017

You will be surprise with the rich culture of Dubai when you visit this place. Tip for you: Find the Coffee Museum within the Bastakia Quarter

Thank Grabyourforkdxb
Reviewed 1 May 2017

walking around this place with small lanes between historical buildings with typical Mediterranean architecture is one of the best experience one can have especially if you like history . sipping a hot coffee in one of the many lovely cafes in this quarter will take...More

Thank Fazal M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

a great place to visit and see in dubai to get well knowledge about old dubai and witness how this country has been developed

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Thank na7nood
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I always bring my visitors here. Great area to see old world Dubai. Lots of renovated houses, art galleries and coffee shops in a truly old setting - a change from the skyscrapers! Dubai Museum is nearby which is a must see as is an...More

1  Thank Heather C
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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Hi Mercedes, We plan to visit Dubai with the family. We have two girls (6 and 3 years old); Do you think that visiting Bastakia quarter is possible to do it with them ? thanks Mimie
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
Which is the nearest Metro Station and how far is it from the hotel?
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.