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“Genuine, Authentic and Insightful” 5 of 5 bubbles
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 #44 of 386 things to do in Dubai
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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).
Nouméa, null, New Caledonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Genuine, Authentic and Insightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I visited this area as a part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding Tour (which, by the way is a must-do). Bastakia is a beautiful peek into the past and gives tourists perspective into the bedouin way of life.
Very educational, informative and an authentic experience that captures the true soul of Dubai.

Visited January 2013
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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“heritage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

it was smaller than i thought although a good experience. in some of the buildings of Bastakia you may find several galleries

Visited January 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A must visit for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Visited it as part of my visit to Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding - was just a glimpse but I think they've done a great job capturing the essence of the culture.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historic & Artistic Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Bastakia offers a peak into the historic & artistic Dubai. Various specialist museums & galleries offer a sensual & tactile experience of the architecture, history, economy & creativity of the UAE. The lunch of faultlessly cooked & presented camel burger & chips was enjoyed to experience the ethnic desert dwellers protein source. Two exceptional Arabian style guest houses in Bastakia offer the cultural time traveller an opportunity to experience a bygone era. WC facilities are of a high standard & clean.

Visited January 2013
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Dalyan
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“Old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is good to see that the old buildings are being restored and it was good to wander around. We visited the coin collections. But generally we soaked up the atmosphere. As his is beside the take a walk alongside.

Visited December 2012
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