Bur Dubai has many beautiful modern buildings that live have you craning your neck up, but it also has its share of historic sites to see.
The Bastakia Heritage Site in Bur Dubai is a place you must not miss, especially if you have the love for historic old buildings and great photo opportunities.
In the late 19th century, the Persian settlers of Dubai got together and decided to build this site, as they moved in to Bur Dubai after the lowered trade tariffs.
The name Bastakia originates from a small town in Iran, and many believe that the merchants who built this place were from there.
Serviced apartments in Dubai can be found in areas near the site, for example, the Oaks Liwa Heights. There are many other attractions close to this spot, and staying at a hotel or home close to the place lets you explore the area around it freely too.
With its majestic front, wind towers and mighty walls, the Bastakia Heritage Site also has private homes within its fort and most of the homes have been renovated a little to accommodate modern luxuries like an air conditioner.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+