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#14 of 130 Places To Visit in Dubai
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Between Bur Dubai Waterfront & Al Mankhool Road, Al Fahidi St - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

how to reach al bastakiya

Al Bastakiya is located in Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai. The place is well-connected via all modes of public transport. The most convenient way to reach here is by metro and the nearest metro station is Al Fahidi. It is also advisable to explore the nearby area on foot.

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about al bastakiya

Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest districts in Dubai. With its narrow lanes and historic buildings out of which the Al Fahidi fort is the most popular, the place is full of old world charm. The Al Bastakiya is truly unique in its architecture and the old wind tower is a magnificent example of that. The construction of houses is very unique and a reflection of the cultural beliefs. For example, the inner door is shorter than the main door so that the males entering the house bend down in order not to see the women of the house directly. The place with its tall wind-towers and narrow lanes gives a glimpse of old Dubai. Right next to the east of Al Fahidi Fort is the largest concentration of traditional courtyard houses with wind towers. Bastakiya is currently undergoing renovation and preservation. It will soon be a small ‘tourist village’ with a museum, a cultural centre, restaurants and an art gallery.

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