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  • Address: Al Fahidi Street
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free


Bastakia Quarter (Bur Bastakia)

The lovely Bastakia Quarter, or Bur Bastakia, is Dubai’s historic heart. Here, in the narrow whitewashed lanes overlooked by lofty windtowers of traditional courtyard houses, the glitz and glamor of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Mall of the Emirates feel centuries away.

This is a place for wandering and soaking up the atmosphere, catching glimpses through shuttered gateways into the tranquil courtyards of traditional homes, hearing the sound of trickling fountains, and seeing sprays of purple bougainvillea add a dash of color to the passageways’ high whitewashed walls.

Several of the gorgeous courtyard buildings host art galleries showcasing the work of local artists, and their garden cafes provide a relaxing oasis. A colorful souq market is held here on Saturdays, featuring books, arts and crafts, and fashion.

Practical Info

The Bastakia Quarter is just back from the waterfront, on the western side of the Creek, a short stroll from Bur Dubai Souq.

If you’re coming here by taxi, get out near the roundabout where Al Mankhool Road meets Al Fahidi Street.

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