Known to be one of the oldest residential areas in Abu Dhabi, the Bastakia Quarters is a labyrinth of narrow lanes harbouring within them many wonders to explore. If looking for a 5 star hotel Dubai to lodge in while you explore this ancient city, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai is a good choice of a Dubai airport hotel that would accommodate all your needs while you are within the city. See with your own eyes the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai as you visit this place. Traditionally a neighbourhood of the rich, this area’s construction dates back to the 1890s. However with the discovery of oil, many rich families moved to other parts of the country while expatriate families moved into this part of the city. The Bastakiya Quarters still preserves its old age charm, the century old memories still resonating throughout the narrow winding lanes, overwhelming visitors with a quaint aura that is to be found nowhere else in the world.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+