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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 Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour
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  • Average13%
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“art galleries”(42 reviews)
“wind towers”(41 reviews)
“dubai museum”(59 reviews)
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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).
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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 12 reviews
"bastakia area"
in 11 reviews
"al bastakiya"
in 8 reviews
"modern dubai"
in 11 reviews
"bur dubai"
in 18 reviews
"walking tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"textile souk"
in 9 reviews
"real dubai"
in 10 reviews
"heritage village"
in 11 reviews
"abra station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Touristy but definitely a highlight! This is a much less frenetic place to wander around than the souks on the other side of Dubai Creek. You'll spend a lot less money and learn a lot more. I definitely recommend the breakfast at Sheik Mohammed Centre...More

1  Thank CulturePundit
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you want to take a leap in history and get a taste of realness... it's nice neighborhood that can be improved with some interesting coffee and food shops maybe to make it more alive.

Thank Katou A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We absolutely enjoyed walking around the maze of buildings and felt it was very peaceful, and there were wonderful little courtyards for a nice time to sit. What was so disappointing, was that we went on a Saturday and most of of the museums and...More

1  Thank Shana H
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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
...More
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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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