Old Town, Dubai



The old Bastakiya district is a step back in time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where traditional courtyard houses were cooled by wind towers. Old Dubai was famous for its wind towers that lined the Creek on both sides, and today the narrow lanes festooned with the distinctively Arabian architecture are a popular historical attraction marked for tourist development. There are loads of cafes, restaurants and galleries to enjoy and toddlers will love the courtyard at Bastakiah Nights Restaurant for a refreshment or some arabic food after a stroll around.