Bastakiya - Dubai Old City

Bastakiya - Dubai Old City

Watch Abra boats zigzag across Al Khor, Dubai's shoreline inlet, as you experience the city's beautifully preserved past. In Bastakiya – also known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood – there is plenty of heritage to experience and learn about; perfect for those who want to leave behind the dazzling glass and modernity of the main city behind for the day.


Wander through the narrow alleyways of the well-preserved, 19th century Bastakiya; explore Dubai Museum’s ancient treasures and intriguing displays, hail an Abra across the Dubai Creek, find yourself amazed by the glittering Gold Souk, then follow the fragrant trail to the Spice Souk.


For more information on the Old City or for assistance in organising a visit, contact us via email at or via telephone on +971 4 444 2000.

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