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]

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]

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

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.

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]

Dubai in the “Good Old Times” this video mis dedicated to Ziggy, an American Dentist in Dubai and a Rallydriver who has restored one of these old windtower houses, enjoy watching it Michael.

A complete tour of Creek, lake by boat and visit old souq market followed by Bastakia, the heritage village (see how people used to live in olden times in Dubai, UAE). [More]

Dubaj – Dubai – دبي‎‎ – Al Bastakiya – Bastakia Quarter – White Mosque – ZEA

Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai.

Let me guess, you’re an expat in Dubai who has never explored the Dubai Creek aren’t you? [More]