Old houses, their wind towers are still intact, some have survived the “boom”. One of the oldest districts of Dubai is located on the Bur Dubai page on the Creek, directly at the Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Fort). The so-called Bastakia quarter, historic centre of Dubai, provides atmospheric impressions of the past. Old houses, their wind towers are still intact, some have survived the “boom”. A declaration for the function and importance of derWindturme find out here. Walking through the narrow undmalerischen streets (Sikkas), you can visit some vacant houses within the district. Bastakia was completely restored after the year 2000 and the dilapidated buildings have been preserved. Created a ‘tourist village’ is a kind of cultural centre with restaurants, cafes, art galleries and historic facilities.
If you want to take a coffee break after the tour, you can visit but the already renovated “BASTA ART CAFE”. He very carefully designed with courtyard Tables and chairs outdoors invites you to a relaxing break. The friendly staff serves also ice-cold drinks and light meals such as salads and snacks. Immediately the Basta art cafe is located next to the “LOCAL HOUSE RESTAURANT”. Also very clean and nicely designed courtyard, Arabic food and beverages are served.
Here is a small excerpt of the a la carte menu. The Basta art cafe and the local house restaurant have one thing in common. One feels immediately probably in the midst of the cosy and beautifully landscaped courtyards. You can visit a small art gallery after coffee or restaurant visit following. The “Majlis Gallery” is located directly at the two mentioned sites and worth a “detour” inside. Deep in the heart of Bastakia, almost hidden, is quite unimpressive and almost hidden the “XVA Gallery Cafe”. The perfectly restored property is the name officially. The American Mona Hauser leads here a hotel offers 9 beautifully furnished rooms in the Arab style. 1001 nights PUR. Remember during your visit to Bastakia, to visit this “unique and beautiful guest house” – adjacent art gallery and garden cafe -. The XVA Gallery is considered to be absolute insider tip. If you want to enjoy the real atmosphere of 1001 night at an exclusive dinner party, we recommend you make sure the “Bastakiah Nights Restaurant”. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and “dine” in the renovated ‘old walls’ of Bastakia district. ‘Fine dining’ with splendid views of the Dubai Creek and the skyline of Deira. Arabic cuisine at its finest. We that introduce you to ‘Bastakiah nights restaurant”here. For orientation: Bastakia is located approximately 600 metres from the Dubai Museum. From the Museum run Creek the best direction, visit the Bur Dubai souk here and walk down to the Creek along (in the direction of Skyline) directly to the Bastakia district. For the tour in the area you should plan about 30-45 minutes – no coffee break or lunch.