Bastakia Quarter

Updated on Sunday 04th September 2016

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Bastakia or Bastakiya district is the only surviving historical area after the destruction that took place in the 1980s in Dubai.  In the 19th century, this used to be a huge trade center where everyone could buy pearls, gold, delicate and expensive fabrics and also rare spices. In the early 1980s, this area named Al Fahifi Historical Neighborhood was half destroyed to create a new project that contained building offices. The remaining houses served as shelters for the construction workers in Bastakia. Nowadays, this special place offers peace and harmony first of all, in a perfectly renovated legacy, with many sand-painted houses that have wind towers on the rooftops. 

What to visit in Bastakia Quarter

Many people consider Bastakia Quarter the heart of Dubai. The tranquility of this amazing place comes with the traditional white houses decorated with beautiful bougainvillea, dripping fountains and secret pathways. You can also find numerous houses that host exclusive art exhibitions with paintings signed by the local artists in Dubai. Books, handmade souvenirs, coffee shops and a special souk bazaar are ready to please every tourist who wishes to visit Bastakia District in Dubai for some peaceful moments. 

Have a great experience in Bastakia Quarter in Dubai

The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) offers guided tours in Bastakia Quarter. We recommend you to try the local cuisine for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. It is good to know that all shops, stores, restaurants and coffee places are closed early in the afternoon. If you wish to visit this unique place, you can take the red bus and have a guided tour. From Fahidi Fort you will walk for only three minutes and then you will enter in a magic place, compared by many visitors to a time travel. You can go to Bastakia Quarter by metro from the Al Fahidi Station or by waterbus.

If you are planning a dental visit in Dubai, you should definitely have a peaceful day in Bastakia Quarter. As a reminder, you can receive dental implants in Dubai, our modern dental clinics being properly equipped with high-class technology. Don’t hesitate to contact our dentists in Dubai for any other information or guidance.

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