Map
Al Fahidi St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Features
Great design, Family-friendly, Off the beaten path
Neighborhood
Bur Dubai

This historic neighborhood was created in the 19th century by pearl traders from Bastak, Iran. Today, it's a rambling maze of galleries, boutique hotels, and restored homes with charming courtyards. Spend a leisurely afternoon admiring authentic Arabian architecture, and perusing the spices and locally designed ceramics.

Things to Do
Bastakiya

This historic neighborhood was created in the 19th century by pearl traders from Bastak, Iran. Today, it's a rambling maze of galleries, boutique hotels, and restored homes with charming courtyards. Spend a leisurely afternoon admiring authentic Arabian architecture, and perusing the spices and locally designed ceramics.