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“Old Dubai”
Review of Bastakia Quarter

Bastakia Quarter
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$56.81*
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A Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour
Ranked #49 of 388 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A visit to the Bastakiya Quarter includes culturally significant sights, such as Dubai's oldest building (1780s), the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).
Warsaw, Poland
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“Old Dubai”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Nic place to go in the evenig. Just walk around this place, stay for a shisha in nearby restaurants or buy a cammel burger to taste local specialities. Sheikh Mohammed center for cultural understanding organizes walking tours in bastakia quarter - TOTALLY WORTH to go.

Visited November 2012
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“Re-created history”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Many of structures have been recreated with some signs of old coral block walls. There are some decent cafes here but a bit pricey. Overall it was good to see what this old quarter once looked like, but I'm betting it was not as clean. Good side attraction.

Visited October 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Take more time than I did”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Quiet area with lots of photo opportunities. Go deep in to the streets and feel like you are there in many years gone by. This is a beautiful area of the city.

Visited October 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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234 reviews
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“A MUST!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is THE place to visit with friends and family in town for site seeing. There is so much to see and do here without the glitz and bling that is found throughout the rest of the city.

Visited October 2012
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is the only quarter in Dubai where u feel and see a history of Dubai. it is authentic and beautiful. It's a shame it is in the older part of Dubai and therefor you barely see any locals here, which would add to the scenery

Visited May 2012
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