Bastakia Quarter, Dubai

3.9
#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Dubai
Step back into old Dubai at Bastakia Quarter, a preserved portion of town showcasing traditional architecture and an ancient way of life. Stroll through the neighborhood's narrow streets to admire the courtyard houses and their tall wind towers. Decorative and practical adornments, these towers were once the best way of cooling homes in the unforgiving heat of the desert. The area's scenic location by the creek offers a pleasant introduction to the city's heritage, with a museum and cultural center alongside the traditional homes. Before you head to Dubai, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dubai online travel planner , to make sure you see all that Dubai has to offer, including Bastakia Quarter.
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  • Its name is associated with the early settlers from Bastak in Persia, who having fled their homeland due to religious persecutation were offered several incentives by the Emerati Government. It does r...  more »
  • Early construction dates to the 1890's when the area was settled by immigrants from Persia who were fleeing religious persecution. Unfortunately a large section of Quarter was destroyed to facilitate ...  more »
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