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Bastakia Quarter

Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 9090
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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” (60 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Bur dubai | Building 20, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Downtown
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+971 4 353 9090
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"art galleries"
in 42 reviews
"wind towers"
in 41 reviews
"dubai museum"
in 60 reviews
"coffee museum"
in 15 reviews
"sheikh mohammed centre for cultural understanding"
in 14 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 13 reviews
"camel burger"
in 13 reviews
"bastakia area"
in 11 reviews
"al bastakiya"
in 8 reviews
"older part"
in 5 reviews
"bur dubai"
in 18 reviews
"modern dubai"
in 11 reviews
"walking tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"textile souk"
in 9 reviews
"real dubai"
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"heritage village"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a great place to visit when you come to Dubai. It’s very different than the glamorous centre. It’s a glimpse to the past. You can walk around the small streets of old Dubai and then take the little boat to go across (it’s a...More

Thank rebeccablue365
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a calm and quiet corner of a big city. Suddenly all the noises from traffic dissapear and you find yourself in a quiet narrow strret or a nice art gallery or in a courtyard with birds chirping in the trees. You will find arts...More

Thank 84marinaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of things to do here- cafes, shops, art galleries and museums. Easy to spend a couple of hours just walking around and taking in a different side of Dubai. Make sure to include an abra ride. Best to go during the cooler months Nov/Dec-mar/April...More

Thank nar23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best spot to see and experience the region’s traditional architecture, lifestyle, and hospitality. Even walking through the little alleys, seeing many cultural institutions and galleries at work is a great experience and welcoming contrast / complement to otherwise glitzy Dubai. It would take half an...More

Thank impermos
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

If you want to know history and culture of Dubai then you must visit this place. Lovely mud washed street with ancient style of houses and Barjeel - a special technique to keep the houses cool in ancient times. Interesting place to visit to see...More

Thank YuktiAgrawal
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Old Dubai is captivating place to learn, see, know, go, find. Old houses, living style, the thin barrier of men and women in UAE culture. Old houses, house design from outside common look but from inside it has everything whatever they need to for their...More

1  Thank Etern G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 8 May 2018

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 May 2018

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 2 May 2018

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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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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