Bastakiya is one of the most beautiful areas in Dubai and the best place for appreciating the real historical and architectural development of the city. Named after the Iran region of Bastak, where most of the local residents came from, it is undoubtedly a must-visit quarter if you travel to Dubai.
The Quarter of Bastakiya offers a contrast to the new modern Dubai, characterized by contemporary architecture and luxurious buildings and sometimes overshadowed by the boom of an extremely rapid economical development. This quarter will take you back in time offering you a glimpse of the history of the Emirates and particularly of the history of old Dubai. A recent development of the area has led to the opening of hotels and restaurants in order to make this area more appealing to tourists.