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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“art galleries” (42 reviews)
“wind towers” (41 reviews)
“dubai museum” (58 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 9090
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is also known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood and is next to Dubai Museum. Accessible via Al Fahidi metro station. It was my day 1 trip attraction here and I would recommend people to see this if they want to see the transition...More

Thank Nitin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much here but I love this kind of thing. Hidden alleys and oldie world type views. A must place to pop along to if you have the time.

Thank vicky m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great view into the older area of Dubai. Since Dubai received electricity in the 1960's this gives you and idea of life prior to that. Hard to believe how much the city has changed in just 50 years!

Thank drjandthemissus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deserted, most of the galleries were closed. Even which were open, were half door closed. No information on display for guidance. Only food outlets were busy, long queues. Could not stand the place for even for half an hour. Of no interest to children.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn’t sure about visiting this place, thought it was going to be boring! It turned out to one of the highlights of Dubai . Yu see how life was before the skyscapers. The wind towers for air conditioning, some stalls, a mock Bedouin camp....More

Thank PBPG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old buildings have been well restored. You can walk around the streets and feel away from the city. There are some interesting art shops and small cafes hidden in the streets. It is a great place to come for a change of pace.

Thank Jamban28
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This is the old Dubai. The overall set up offers a lot of opportunity for your instagram or FB postings. Many nooks, alleys and corners for the trick shots to impress. Besy to avoid mid day as the Sun is very hot and ot does...More

Thank ChangBoris
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Bastakia is one of the most architecturally and culturally beautiful parts of Dubai and is somewhat of a hidden gem. It's got a great selection of restaurants, stores and picture worthy sections. Would recommend visiting!

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Very nicely located and worth seeing. Well maintained. Guided tour inside would have been better to explain.

Thank T_Janarthanan
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This small warren of old-style local housing is now full of places to shop, eat and view art. Wandering round is a pleasure.

Thank TheOExpress
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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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
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.