Bastakia QuarterCurrently Open
- Address: Bastakia Quarter, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center
Bastakia Quarter - Review
To know the actual Dubai, the way it was before modernization and tourism took over, visit Bastakia Quarter. Established sometime during the end of the 19th century by well-to-do textile and pearl traders from Bastak, Iran, this area is a labyrinth of lanes which are lined with restored merchant’s houses, art galleries, cafés, and boutique hotels. Explore Dubai with a best guide 10 Days in Dubai itinerary
Dubai’s story of modernization has been almost fairy-tale like over the past few years. If you wish to see what this glittering city looked like in the past just visit Bastakia Quarter during your trip to Dubai. It is open for all and thus there are no tickets for Bastakia Quarter. You can however opt for tour packages which will have separate Bastakia Quarter ticket prices. You can also opt to buy tickets for Bastakia Quarter on our ticket booking portal and combine these Bastakia Quarter tickets with other fancy Dubai activities for a great deal.
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How To reach Bastakia Quarter by Public Transport
- Al Fahidi Metro station
- Fahidi Roundabout 2 bus stop
Restaurants Near Bastakia Quarter
- Basta Art Cafe
- Bastakiah Nights
- Arabian Tea Restaurant and Cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bastakia Quarter
95% of people who visit Dubai include Bastakia Quarter in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
24.65% of people start their Bastakia Quarter visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bastakia Quarter
93.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bastakia Quarter
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Bastakia Quarter, Dubai Reviews
This definitely is the place to be if you want to immerse yourself in the heritage of the Emirates. There are several museums and art galleries that you can visit featuring the old and the new. There are themed cafes where you can get bites to eat and also serve traditional Emirati food. A few things to keep in mind: if coming by car, parking might be a challenge especially during weekends but there are paid parking lots that's about a block away. Bring water! This is mostly an outdoor venue so do bring a lot of water if exploring during the summer months. Truly worth a visit!
One of nice and historical area in Dubai. You can see all the Arabic culture there. There are many galleries and boutique that you can have a look inside but I recommend you to visit coffee museum. Its gorgeous :)
AFahidi Historical District is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai and the last wind tower quarter left on the Arab side of the Gulf. Sophisticated houses with rough walls shielding the privacy of the wealthy families within became a trademark of the Al Fahidi Historical District area. Wind towers topped these walls, trapping the wind and funnelling it down into the house as an effective form of early air conditioning. Inner courtyards, shady and highly decorated, provided a sharp contrast to this outer impenetrability. Wandering around Al Fahidi Historical District, it’s easy to transport yourself back to a bygone era. These old buildings have been converted into shady cafés, art galleries and quirky little shops – making Al Fahidi Historical District the perfect place to while away a few hours.
What an amazing place with plenty of historical places museums, galleries, traditional hotels, cosy cafés, souvenir shops and small restaurants. It is a highly recommend place for photo sessions. The place is being developed continuously to add more cultural activities and facilities. There is not so many parking places available as this in the old part of the town so it is recommended to use the bus or take a taxi. You will a genuine side of the Dubai there.
The must see place in Dubai. Beautiful galleries, restaurants, boutique hotels. Old but vibrant heart of Dubai. Don't miss the annual Sikka art festival