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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).
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“art galleries” (42 reviews)
“wind towers” (41 reviews)
“dubai museum” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Downtown
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+971 4 353 9090
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"art galleries"
in 42 reviews
"wind towers"
in 41 reviews
"dubai museum"
in 59 reviews
"coffee museum"
in 15 reviews
"sheikh mohammed centre for cultural understanding"
in 14 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 13 reviews
"camel burger"
in 13 reviews
"bastakia area"
in 11 reviews
"al bastakiya"
in 8 reviews
"older part"
in 5 reviews
"bur dubai"
in 18 reviews
"modern dubai"
in 11 reviews
"walking tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"textile souk"
in 9 reviews
"real dubai"
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"heritage village"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best spot to see and experience the region’s traditional architecture, lifestyle, and hospitality. Even walking through the little alleys, seeing many cultural institutions and galleries at work is a great experience and welcoming contrast / complement to otherwise glitzy Dubai. It would take half an...More

Thank impermos
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know history and culture of Dubai then you must visit this place. Lovely mud washed street with ancient style of houses and Barjeel - a special technique to keep the houses cool in ancient times. Interesting place to visit to see...More

Thank YuktiAgrawal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Dubai is captivating place to learn, see, know, go, find. Old houses, living style, the thin barrier of men and women in UAE culture. Old houses, house design from outside common look but from inside it has everything whatever they need to for their...More

Thank Etern G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

My husband and I found this area to be a fun way to explore for a few areas. It's in the older part of town and has many cute shops and galleries. There are few good cafes to grab a bite to eat or a...More

Thank skb22
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited this place to see the local culture but also the local artists. It is small an cosey to walk through and visit the XVA cafe. Where in all rooms artists exhibit. Very nice photography but also paintings and sculptures. Affordable art that serves...More

Thank Arthur S
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I think every tourist should start Dubai sightseeing in this oldest part of town! Unique chance to eat camel burger or camel milk ice cream in the local restaurant... I love the graffiti and art installations!

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great area around the creek to see the old part of town close up. Very easy to walk around and see what Dubai was like years ago. A quiet change from the hustle of the city. Best in the morning or the later afternoon as...More

Thank IRW1127
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This place is so pretty, in the older part of Dubai, has a lot of charm and is a must-do for tourists. Such a contrast with the modern part of the city, lovely to wander around, there are also some cute little boutiques and cafes...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is an old area which appears to have been restored very well. It is a warren of tiny passages with some restored shops. Particularly liked the Saffron store with some many delicious smelling herbs and spices. Paid in dirhams for some saffron rather than...More

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A trip to this old part of town proved very interesting and financially rewarding. The quarter is a bit run-down looking; but I managed to pick up some very good bargains in a store on the main street as well as at the textile souk...More

1  Thank Carole P
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Ronan R
28 February 2018|
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Response from Aradhana B | Reviewed this property |
no ..yes u can see alone by walk
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LilliPilli75
2 March 2015|
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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
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Fahed89
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.
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