(GMT)20 NOV 2016 VISWI00:
Boasting many modern marvels such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai is famous as an epicenter of luxury. However, remnants of the UAE’s traditional, pre-oil boom culture still remain.
The Bastakiya Quarter is a small neighborhood where cloth and pearl traders once gathered. The old buildings and winding streets have been lovingly restored and are now home to charming cafés, galleries, and other businesses.
If you want to see another side to Dubai’s opulence and high-tech splendor, check out this great walking tour of Bastakiya. It starts Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and includes such sites as the Old City Wall and several premier galleries