Tag Archive: Bastakiya

Places to Eat: Arabian Tea House Café – Dubai

Name:  Arabian Tea House Café Ambience:  The fragrant smell of burning oud perfumes the air at the entrance, enticing passersby to step through the decorative entrance way, past a well, and into the… Continue reading

Are You Kidding Me?

I exit from the Al Ras Metro Station, and plunge myself into the sweltering heat of a mid-summer’s day in Old Dubai. I hug the outside of the neighbourhood, in which the Gold… Continue reading

In the Heart of Dubai

Summer in the UAE is, apart from the sweltering heat, also a time when travel packages are heavily discounted. Despite the decline in the number of tourists during this time, there is still a steady stream of people making… Continue reading

Strolling through a Sliver of History

The Bastakiya (also known as the Al Fahidi Historical District), a sliver of Dubai’s fragile history, huddles close to the Ruler’s Court and the Creek. It has been beautifully restored and allows for a glimpse… Continue reading