Dubai may be a bright and shining metropolis today, but the old Bastakiya district with its narrow lanes and tall wind towers gives visitors a tantalising insight into the life of old Dubai.
An old residential area along the famous Dubai Creek in Bur Dubai, Bastakiya District dates back to the early 20th century.
Famous for its wind towers that lined the Creek, the district is a popular historical attraction for tourists.
These wind towers were not purely decorative – they were the only means of cooling the citizens of the desert town.
Today, Bastakiya is a bustling market and cultural centre of Dubai.
The district”s historic buildings are home to museums and galleries featuring the works of local artists, as well as housing restaurants and markets.
Visitors can spend hours at these markets, buying art, crafts and other souvenirs at very cheap prices – but make sure to bargain!
Dubai – A true modern metropolis Dubai boasts a fine range of tourist facilities including the refined Burj al Arab hotel.