The Bastakiya district located in Bur Dubai, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, is a really interesting part of town to check out when you are there. This landmark gives visitors a glimpse of what life has been like in Old Town since the 19th century. This of course was when Persian merchants first set up shop. You'll find quaint and narrow lanes, and superbly decorated wind towers built to channel wind to cool nearby homes.
Old Dubai was famous for its wind towers that lined the creek on both sides. Here you will find the traditional courtyards with their towers. By the way, the towers were used before the advent of electricity, so they are much more utilitarian than you'd think by looking at how ornate they are. The Bastakiya area is a lively bustling marketplace and considered to be a cultural center. You'll find museums, galleries of local artists and other fascinating things to see and do in the Bastakiya
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