35 Photos: Exploring Bastakiya District in Old Dubai

Dubai has established itself as one of the most modern cities in the world today. However, not everything in the city has undergone a dramatic makeover. There is a part of Dubai that has retained its traditional “flavor” and atmosphere: the Bastakiya District. Located in Al Fahidi (one of the oldest areas), you can head … Read more

Arabian Tea House Outdoor Cafe in Al Bastakiya

bastakiya arabian teahouse cafe dubai

After exploring the alleys in Al Bastakiya, we went to have some food and drinks at the Arabian Tea House Cafe. Located in the Al Fahidi roundabout, this is a much-raved outdoor cafe and restaurant that has a beautiful relaxed outdoor ambiance. They have breakfast options, grilled food, soup/pasta breads and pastries, salads and sandwiches, … Read more

XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Cafe in Bastakiya, Old Dubai

xva art gallery hotel

XVA is a combination of an art hotel, art gallery and vegetarian restaurant. This is located in Al Bastakiya which is part of the Al Fahidi community – one of the oldest neighborhoods one in Dubai. We were passing through the alleys in Al Bastakiya when we saw a door that was slightly open. Curious, we … Read more