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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

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Al Fahidi St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a day or two gawking at the ostentatious downtown that is Dubai, we needed a break. Don't miss this charming, beautifully restored neighborhood that will bring you small corridors, beautiful architecture and art up the ying yang. It is a stunning maze of surprises...More

Thank Jebenna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely, stunning place. Place where you will move within time, will see the real heritage of Dubai. The place of legends who lead Dubai. You'll see some museums, port, old souk market, some traditional coffee shop were you can taste the Arabic cafe.

Thank anna k
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I was here during Ramadan, so only the art galleries were open. Nonetheless, it was was really nice. The quiet/low traffic allowed for some nice photos. I'll have to come back when it's busier, and enjoy one of the cafes with friends. Dubai can be...More

Thank Jes M
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Al Fahidi Historical Place is one of he things to places list on Dubai sightseeing travel tour. Place is huge walking distance includes orient guest house and couple of heritage restaurants. Recommended to come early from 9 am until 2 pm. During Ramadan time their...More

Thank Etern G
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely part of Dubai this place is to visit. The architecture is wonderful, affording the visitor a taste of Dubai in years gone by. There are some wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops to discover as you meander your way through the labyrinth of...More

Thank Frances B
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

A cluster of purpose built ‘historical ‘ buildings with an array of art, shops, cafes and history. Easy to get lost but always safe, always exciting. Artwork is impressive, in fact stunning and wide ranging styles. The Royal Saffron Herbs shop is brilliant and cheap....More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Cozy alleys to stroll in and historical buildings. When we where there it was a festival and live music on a little stage in the middle of the small “village”. Food, desserts and drinks served from little kiosks.

1  Thank Turkietlover
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I spent a few hours wandering this small enchanted district. Close walled streets filled with little galleries and tea houses, very gentle and warm compared to the rest of the city. No hard selling, no traffic. Come to relax, have a drink,...More

1  Thank Knechtww
Reviewed February 22, 2018

I happened to visit this Al Fahidi Souq which is walking distance from Al Fahidi Metro Station, I found some good shops with very competitive prices specially the one on the first floor. This guy was selling a huge range of business suits in very...More

2  Thank priya_maheshw
Reviewed February 13, 2018

A different Dubai experience. It is a very good exihibit of historical times. It is a good place for photography too. Good experience to walk around the village and galleries. A must visit to glimpse the traditional Dubai.

Thank Ramesh S
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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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Ronan R
February 28, 2018|
Response from Federico G |
The neighborhood itself is open and you can enjoy walking around. You’ll have to pay for entrance to museums.