Reconnoiter the past at Al Bastakiya

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Al Bastakiya is a historic neighborhood of Dubai that depicts the life of the wealthy textile and pearl traders from Iran got settled here in the nineteenth century. This historic neighborhood comprises of an astonishing bunch of houses by a network of narrow streets. The streets are surrounded by the merchant’s houses, cafés, boutique hotels and art galleries. The tourists can witness some great architectural wonders that include wind towers or barajeels, astonishing columns with perfectly carved doors beautiful gardens. Presently, this place comprises of few museums, a mosque, art galleries and a boutique hotel. The only remaining from the past that is untouched is the old defensive wall of Dubai, which was made of gypsum and coral can be witnessed. This amazing tour through the streets of this spectacular neighborhood will require at least half day as there is so much to explore here.

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1. It’s a traditional historic place of Dubai so tourist should be clad in modest clothes or they can also opt for loose clothes that covers from the neck, to the elbow, to the knee.
2. Dubai always remains hot, so don’t forget to carry a water bottle.
3. The tour requires lots of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended.

Opening hours: Open from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

Location: Between Bur Dubai Waterfront & Al Mankhool Rd. - Al Fahidi St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Al Fahidi Metro Station 2 on green line of Dubai Metro and Al Bastakiya is just a 10 minutes walk away from the station."

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