Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai

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As you follow the winding streets of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, you will see just what traditional life was like there in the 19th century. By the Dubai Creek, this area remains a major heritage site, with much of its original architecture and infrastructure still preserved. Look for traditional wind towers, made of teak, stone, palm wood, gypsum, and sandalwood. An exploration of this district also leads to a range of interesting activities, from tasting traditional foods and visiting museums, to attending special events and exploring art galleries. Plan trip to Dubai with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Located along the Dubai Creek, this neighborhood is considered an important cultural heritage that has preserved much of its original structure. It shows how it was lived in the mid-20th century in the historic district of Al Fahidi, Old Dubai. The traditional wind towers, alleys and narrow streets tell the story of life before the Emiratis are established. No one lives there anymore and does not animate people but you can eat local food or rest in a café and retrace the life of yeslit. Suggestive and to visit.
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  • When, unfortunately, we don't have ancient monuments, we do with what we have and what we have is mediocre! However, this can be combined with the museum.
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