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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

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Al Fahidi St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After the first few days experiencing the modern and luxurious sights of Dubai this was a lovely humbling and historical respite. The architecture, alleys and handiwork’s were a real insight to Dubai’s more humbling roots. The nearby Dubai Museum also have a good background into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to visit Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood as we had seen much of Dubai but in all its modernity. It didn’t even look like it was quite open but there were a few scattered people around and not all but most libraries and galleries...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

No visit to Dubai is complete without a visit to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Walking along the passageways, you can visit galleries and cafe. Be absorbed by the artworks and artifacts on display as you sip coffee in one of the many cafes. Located within...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TheAvidTraveller1975
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Not a lot to see (just several small streets and old city wall) but still very interesting to see how Dubai started as a small port. Whilst there visit the Coffee museum, the Dubai museum and have a meal at the Arabian Tea House.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rfi30
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of my hiding places in Dubai. I usually visit this one once a month but what Im gonna write about is the event “Sikka Artfair” it is a yearly event in Al Fahidi Historical District and I recommend to visit Fahidi during...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank reveriesandnostalgia
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Al-Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, aria with traditional buildings with high air towers (Barajeel), built with traditional building materials such as stone, gypsum, teak, sandal wood, fronds and palm wood in Dubai from the mid 19th century, located on the banks of Dubai Creek in Bastakiya. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Impressive construction (like everything in Dubai) and a beautiful location next to the creek but lacking in character and selling the same stuff as everywhere else in Dubai. It is a nice relaxing spot to visit for an evening stroll but not sure I would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 609anguss
Reviewed 29 September 2018

very nice traditional experience . to see old DUbai. prices good for what you get. need somebody to know where to take you though. safe area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eyedoctorfromRhodes
Reviewed 27 September 2018

As Dubai is still very hot in September, it's best to go early morning. I enjoyed the walk around the neighbourhood taking pictures. It's a must see place and very different from the modern side of the city. However my real experience started only when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dainuteli
Reviewed 26 September 2018

if you want to see how Dubai was before the glitz and glamour - visit here. Preserved and restored houses with wind towers show you that. This district is now home to numerous quaint art galleries and cafes and narrow streets that are vehicle free....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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28 February 2018|
Response from federicog454 |
The neighborhood itself is open and you can enjoy walking around. You’ll have to pay for entrance to museums.