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  • Address: Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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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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Dubai City Tour

Explore Dubai on this breathtaking day long city tour. Marvel at Dubai creek and Fort Al Fahidi, take a boat ride to Abra and shop the spice markets, even ...  Read more

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Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi, Dubai, City Tours
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Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

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Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
A Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour, Dubai, City Tours
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A Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour

A journey to the past of old Dubai during a walk through the important heritage sites.

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.81
Afternoon Tour Exploring The City of Dubai, Dubai, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Afternoon Tour Exploring The City of Dubai

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Full Day Dubai tour with Burj Khalifa entrance and High Tea at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, City Tours
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Full Day Dubai tour with Burj Khalifa entrance and High Tea at the Burj Al Arab

Discover the metropolis of Dubai from its old traditional Dubai creek fishing village located in Deira. Visit Dubai national museum, Al Fahidi old fort, ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Explore both the historic and the modern sides of Dubai and marvel at the towering skyscrapers of 'little Manhattan' in this 4-hour tour. Discover its ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Ahlan Dubai - Dubai Cultural Tour With Transfer Included, Dubai, City Tours
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Ahlan Dubai - Dubai Cultural Tour With Transfer Included

Begin a day with a visit to Dubai's Mosque. Viewing the architecture and layout of this beautiful Jumeirah Mosque and the Old Souk to see what the local ...  Read more

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Treasures of Arabia Culture History and Shopping in Traditional Souks, Dubai, Day Trips
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Treasures of Arabia Culture History and Shopping in Traditional Souks

Travel in time to Dubai's ancient times with a local guide on this 4-hour walking tour. This tour is a must for first time visitors and those with passion for ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Dubai Heritage History Culture and Shopping Tour Including Dubai Museum, Dubai, Half-day Tours
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Dubai Heritage History Culture and Shopping Tour Including Dubai Museum

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Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai, Dubai, Cultural Tours
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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore one of the oldest areas of Dubai on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya Historical District. Stop in and visit the Ruler's Court ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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