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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%
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“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
The Creek
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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"
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"real dubai"
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"heritage village"
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"abra station"
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 March 11, 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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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Good place to get the feel of old Dubai. narrow streets with old house structure.Feels good in roaming around random pathway. Can find antics to buy Addon: While roaming I found a falcon with his eyes covered and legs tied, got the opportunity of closer...More

2  Thank amanpandit2001
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Me, my wife and our daughter had a wonderful walk around the Bastakia Quarter, which was built late 19th century by Persian merchants, and seeing the beautiful old buildings, including Dubai's oldest dating back to the 1780s. We also saw the Al Fahidi fort, the...More

Thank 811michael
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Since the place is actually in the city center, it`s easy accessible. When you have some time, stroll around, to get an impression about "old Dubai" - i went there in the afternoon, but i believe the place is currently under refurbishment, most of the...More

Thank thom323
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

I usually enjoy being in bastakia Quarter current name is Al Fahidi area. amazing vibes and very relaxing.

Thank myouha
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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
February 28, 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
March 2, 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
December 23, 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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