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 several small galleries. Many of the houses are freely open for visitors to explore. Walking tours are available Sundays and Thursdays and are arranged by the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding.
Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
Location: House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Bastakia
Telephone: +971 04 353 6666