16 Things to Do in Old Town Dubai

Looking for history in Dubai? Then head to Bur Dubai. Literally “Old Dubai”, this part of the city is a warren of traditional buildings, old cafes, tiny restaurants, and souks to get lost in.

Set along the banks of Dubai Creek, it’s here that the city’s trading heritage can still be strongly felt.

Wander the streets, visit cultural sights, and stop by a few culinary hideouts — these are some highlights to put on your itinerary for Dubai’s old town.

Explore the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

Also known as Al Bastakiya, the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is one of the oldest parts of Dubai.


Visit the Coffee Museum

One of the many intriguing places to visit within the boundaries of Al Bastakiya is the Coffee Museum.


Learn More at Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

This non-profit cultural center is another one of Al Bastakiya’s sights that makes full use of the historic buildings of the district.


Glimpse the Old Town from above at Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame, the world's largest, stands at over 150 meters tall and 95 meters wide—a colossal frame defining its name.


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