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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

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Al Fahidi St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed yesterday

Impressive construction (like everything in Dubai) and a beautiful location next to the creek but lacking in character and selling the same stuff as everywhere else in Dubai. It is a nice relaxing spot to visit for an evening stroll but not sure I would...More

Thank Angus S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice traditional experience . to see old DUbai. prices good for what you get. need somebody to know where to take you though. safe area.

Thank eyedoctorfromRhodes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Dubai is still very hot in September, it's best to go early morning. I enjoyed the walk around the neighbourhood taking pictures. It's a must see place and very different from the modern side of the city. However my real experience started only when...More

Thank dainuteli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you want to see how Dubai was before the glitz and glamour - visit here. Preserved and restored houses with wind towers show you that. This district is now home to numerous quaint art galleries and cafes and narrow streets that are vehicle free....More

Thank Dipen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always nice to slip into the past for a while and trace back to our roots and our beginnings. And al Fahidi is the perfect place to get lost in Dubai’s past before getting back the future.

Thank Aisha A
Reviewed August 15, 2018

No longer the same .. visited 4 times in the past but not the same. Hotels are OK but good food is very expensive. Notice that expatriates are being exploited.Not sure will go again

1  Thank Rajesh K
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Took a walk around this district whilst visiting Dubai. It was good to see how things 'were' before Dubai evolved into the city it is now. Worth a visit.

1  Thank ValC1006
Reviewed August 8, 2018

A peaceful and beautiful place in Dubai, showing how the city looked like back in the days. With museums, art, traditional shops and small hidden cafes in courtyards. This location also hosts Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can have a traditional Emirati...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

After a day or two gawking at the ostentatious downtown that is Dubai, we needed a break. Don't miss this charming, beautifully restored neighborhood that will bring you small corridors, beautiful architecture and art up the ying yang. It is a stunning maze of surprises...More

Thank Jebenna
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Absolutely, stunning place. Place where you will move within time, will see the real heritage of Dubai. The place of legends who lead Dubai. You'll see some museums, port, old souk market, some traditional coffee shop were you can taste the Arabic cafe.

Thank anna k
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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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Ronan R
February 28, 2018|
Response from Federico G |
The neighborhood itself is open and you can enjoy walking around. You’ll have to pay for entrance to museums.