Bastakiya Quarter

Experience Dubai's history


Dubai is now known as one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world but it wasn't always this way. Until very recently, Dubai was mainly a fishermen's city. A walk down Bastakiya Quarter will take you through Dubai's recent history and how its rapid development.

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A trip down the history of Dubai, when it was still mainly a fishermen's city, before it became the high-tech, glamorous Metropolis it is today. Museums, photo galleries, traditional shops, and art exhibitions are always on display at Bastakiya.

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