Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

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#4 of 18 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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  • This is the area of contrasting with the skyscrapers in downtown Dubai. Seen people walking around surrounded by mud walls, the Tower of the winds, dressed in loose and Abaya, exotic location.
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  • It's really hot, but the feeling was of course not an exotic new a cab out of the Metro, it was hot, but as soon as you feel ... And; _: a. .. Usually, no. But it was a unique and
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  • 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 al...  more »
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