Lovely area to walk through away from the crowds and hagglers. This area is full local art galleries and displays, a few cafes which are lovely to take in the atmosphere.
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Well its a nice quiet and calm place to feel the old culture of UAE........many eateries are also there where you can eat and the place gives you a real feel of Arabian traditions....the architecture of the buildings are very unique....loved the place
Bastakia is a hidden gem with more tourists opting for the newer and grander options in the city. I went with my father and toddler and we enjoyed walking the streets and stepping in to the art houses and coin museum. It would be great...More
Bastakia quarter is a cozy place which describes the old UAE life style, and culture. Very Cozy. They also small restaurants, perfect for breakfast. They also have art galleries and art exhibition from time to time. Interesting place to visit in Dubai.
For many visitors to Dubai its all about the modern buildings, the malls and the shopping and beaches. But a visit to Bastakia - and I have been going for nearly 20 years on and off - is still a great visit to see a...More
What there is here represents some good examples of the buildings of the area but by European standards it is not old. The cool narrow alleys are preserved but have very smooth paving. There is a lot of building in the area in preparation for...More
The place has very specific atmosphere and is highly recommended. Walking around the streets here is a pleasure for those who like small shops selling everything, vivid spirit of local life. It has to be said that there is no point looking for Emiraties here,...More
Built almost 150 years ago in eastern portion of But, the Bastakia is the old quarter of Dubai with easy access to the creek. A nice walk amongst the coral and limestone houses most with wind towers, a form of natural air conditioning, the narrow...More
Be sure to visit the spice shops and city of gold in the quarter. Be aware you will be offered countless wares from the locals that can spot a tourist from a mile away!