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Bastakia Quarter

Bastakia Quarter

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located in Bur Dubai, the Bastakia Quarter is a look into the old Dubai.  The homes date from the 1900s and are built with limestone and coral.  You can also see the wind towers which kept residents cool before the advent of air conditioning.  In addition to Dubai’s heritage, the neighborhood also has lots of small shops and cafes.  The Dubai Museum is located here, as well as ...

Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum

Brisbane, Australia

Located on the Western Bank promenade, this museum is dedicated to Brisbane’s history as a maritime area. One highlight is the massive map that plots the 1500 shipwrecks (mostly along the Reef) in Queensland’s seas since 1791. There is a life size navy frigate the HMAS Diamantina which you can climb aboard, or you can look at the display of the sinking of the Pandora, a ship that was sent to retri...

Dar Lasram

Dar Lasram

Tunis, Tunisia

With the job of overseeing the Medina, Dar Lasram is an 18th century mansion which manages all conversations in and out of the Medina. Home to the Association of Preservation of Medina, the historic palace is in possession of all plans, scribes, photographs and maps of this historic area. For all its worth, the mansion is definitely worth a visit for its beautiful courtyard, vaulted ceilings and b...

Miraj Islamic Art Center

Miraj Islamic Art Center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Miraj Islamic Art Center is a showcase for the various art forms in the Muslim world.  This is more of a gallery than a museum – items are displayed like in a museum, but just about everything is for sale.  Items include silverware, metalwork, calligraphy, carpets, and jewelry.  Many objects are from outside the Middle East, especially India.  This is a good place to shop for art, though price...