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During our winter break in Dubai, we visited Bastakiya, Dubai Museum, Old Souk, Spice Souk and Gold Souk in Dubai Creek. Here, we experienced the old Dubai, enjoyed delicious king fish biryani in Arabian Tea House in Bastakiya. We learnt history of Dubai in Dubai Museum. We also learnt different types of ancient spices used by the local people till today. We were shocked to see the amount of gold in Gold Souk!

Al Bastakiya is a reflection of what life was like in Dubai before oil was discovered. The atmosphere evokes imagination; you could almost fell how people lived. Also known as the Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai, Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest and traditional Emirati residential areas in Bur Dubai. Constructed in the 1690s. This is what is left of old Dubai and has been wisely preserved and renovated. One of the only remnants of Persian Gulf architecture left intact in the entire region.
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Celebrating the arts with wonderful artists showcasing art work in Al Fahidi Historical Area Al Bastakiya in #mydubai
Sikka Art Fair: Dubai’s cool cultural initiative
Founded in 2010, the Sikka Art Fair is the flagship event of the Dubai government’s Culture & Art’s Authority. The annual Middle East’s first entirely commissioned visual and performing art programme is spread over 11 days and coincides with the prestigious Art Dubai and Art Week. [More]

Dubai’s Heritage Village (Al Fahidi Historical District), commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya, the oldest standing residential area of Dubai and holds the memories of an era, the pre-dates federation of the Emirates. Dubai is known for glitz and glamour, but before the tourism boom, The UAE was an area of sheikdom (sheikdom – is a society ruled by a tribal leader called sheikh) – where bedouins lived as herders, date farmers, and fishermen. The town of Al Bastakiya was primarily built by immigrants from the city of Bastak (Persian who left their native homeland). It is very easy to visit the Village, from Bur Dubai you can take an abra ( https://youtu.be/Bqq6qdp9hlE ) along the Creek to reach the Bastakiya Quarter. Exploring and walking through the tight, winding alleyways, you will see ochre-coloured buildings made of coral, mud, gypsum, and palm wood. Most of the wooden doors that you will stumble on, will lead to hotels, cafes and galleries… So enjoy and let’s explore the village through my lens! [More]


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If you want to see traditional life of Old Dubai during the mid-19th century then you must visit Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Located along the Dubai Creek, this district is a key heritage site which has preserved much of the original infrastructure. The traditional wind towers constructed from stone, teak, gypsum, palm wood and sandalwood represent only a small part of Al Fahidi’s history. Each alley, twisting pathway and breezy tower tells a story of a life before the Emirates.
Social life, cultural development and trade were prominent throughout this period. And you can still experience what life was like within these same streets – a must when visiting Dubai. Follow the winding streets in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood to discover a plethora of cultural activities, museums, art galleries, special events and traditional food.
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is located here, where you can take a tour of all the different aspects of this district. Keep an eye out for the Sikka Art Fair, Artists-in-Residence Programme, Heritage Week, holiday events and religious celebrations like Ramadan. Escape the skyscrapers and take a glimpse into how Emiratis from past generations lived their lives in this historical district.

Al Fahidi Historical District, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya, holds the memories of an era that pre-dates the federation of the Emirates. [More]


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Dubai Walkthrough Series: Al Bastakiya | Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood [More]


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Traditional historical museum district.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood also known as Al Bastakiya is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). [More]

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Al Fahidi Historical District, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya, holds the memories of an era that pre-dates the federation of the Emirates. [More]

In the 1980s half of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood village was destroyed to make way for the development of a new office complex. The remaining houses were mostly used as warehouses or accommodation for foreign laborers. In 1989, the Dubai Municipality directed that the remaining parts of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood were to be demolished. Rayner Otter, a British architect, came to the area and made extensive renovation in the house where he was staying. Rayner started a campaign to preserve the area and wrote a letter to Prince Charles, who was scheduled to visit Dubai that year. On his arrival, Prince Charles asked to visit Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood and explored the whole area with Rayner Otter. During his visit the Prince suggested that Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood should be preserved and the demolition was canceled. [More]

A must see tourist attraction based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Experience the old Dubai through beautiful architecture and stunning exhibitions. [More]


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The construction dates back to the 1890’s. It is the old Dubai. Enjoy

Last Sunday I went to Old Dubai, It Is Called Bur Dubai, Al Faahidi Area, It Is situated alongside of Dubai Creek, Very Beautiful and Cultural Place, There You Can Find Lots of Antiques and Traditional Stuff, Boat Ride Is Must, This Is A Must Visit Place in Dubai if Someone Wants to Know the Roots of Dubai. [More]


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Dubai. Bastakiya.
The old Bastakiya district with its narrow lanes and tall wind-towers gives a tantalizing glimpse of old Dubai.


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The Bastakiya Quarter is the historic part of Dubai where Iranians from the Bastak region of Iran emigrated to in the late 19th and early 20th century.


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The Bastakiya quarter is an area of Dubai on the Bur Dubai side of the Dubai Creek that dates from the 1890s, where residents originally earned money from pearl diving. In the 1990s, most residents in Bastakiya had their homes bought by the Dubai Goverment, and starting in the late 1990s the Historic Buildings Section of the Dubai Municipality began redeveloping the area with old historic buildings renovated (or rebuilt), along with a number of art galleries and cafes being opened up.

For all those of you out there who feel that Dubai is only a city of bricks and blocks without any culture and heritage, well, think again. I spent an entire day soaking up Arabic culture, walking along the mazes of history and creating memories that i will cherish for a long time. [More]

I’m a fan of historic places. I love how Dubai preserved their history and make it more beautiful. ❤ [More]

A stroll through the lanes of Bastakiya at night time [More]