Old Dubai in Bastakia, Dubai

  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, also known as Al Bastakia is an old ruin worthy town that will send culture lovers into a fine tizzy. While here, you can roll down the sandy lanes to the modern white mosque, noting the splendid architectural details of the grand gypsum, coal, and limestone buildings and marvel at the carved wooden doors with brass knockers and the intricate gates that adorn every building here. Take a stroll upstairs for the incredible view of Bastakiya rooftops and take a good long look at the wind towers. This traditional form of air-conditioning, constructed to funnel cool air into the house, was an architectural series of buildings in southern Iran. 

    Highlights: The vicinity offers some major attractions in Dubai like Ave gallery, XVA Gallery, Old city wall, Sheikh Muhammed Centre for cultural understanding and much more.