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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
posted in The Ultimate Dubai Travel Guide
Escape the high skyscrapers for a while and go to the Al Fahidi Historic District in Bur Dubai (also known as Bastakiya). It’s a historical neighbourhood dating back to the early 20th century, where you travel back in time for a while. You’ll see how life looked like in Dubai a long time ago, with all the typical Arabian houses, winding alleyways, traditional wind towers and cozy courtyards. A walk through the old neighbourhood is very atmospheric and lends itself very well for cute pictures. Tip: also visit the many small museums (such as the coin museum) in the neighbourhood, which are located in the cozy houses. You’ll get a good impression of what it looks like inside.