Dubai is known for being the epitome of a modern and glamorous city, which is evident through its skyscrapers and magnificent structures. If you’re intrigued to discover the past Dubai, here’s some information on Al Bastakia found on Al Fahidi district.
Dating back to the time when seafaring trade was prominent in Dubai, this neighbourhood was built in the 19th century by Mr Qasim Bin Abdullah Al Bastaki and the construction was funded by rich pearl and textile merchants of Dubai. This area spans 300 square meters, which was once a dull neighbourhood is now a fascinating peek into Dubai’s past.
Although this neighbourhood was originally designed by Mr Qasim Bin Abdullah Al Bastaki, the area was refurbished and architect Rashad Bukhash supervised the entire operation. The inspiration for the architecture was taken from many nations that helped bring Dubai to the country it is today. The different styles bend together to create beauty unlike any other! Among the many things to do in Deira, Dubai, a visit to this ancient site is a must.
Getting to Bastakiya is not a hard task because any cab will take you to this point. Less than 20 minutes from Avani Deira Dubai Hotel and easy to get to from hotels that surround the vicinity. You can also travel by metro or bus.