Al Bastakiya being planned for a new look
building at the Al Bastakiya area dating back to 1918 is in
a process to be renovated by the Dubai Municipality. The renovation
began in December 2001.
will be turned into a museum housing historic coins from the
Arabic and Islamic era. It is Dubai Municipality's long-term
plan to restore rich cultural, heritage and architectural landmarks
in Dubai to former glory.
is planning to renovate all the historic buildings of the Bastakiya
area to open more museums, galleries, restaurants and traditional
markets. The building consists of two floors and one of two
entrances is located in the north. The first floor consists
of two bedrooms, which have traditional windows. There is a
kitchen, separate bathrooms for the bedrooms and two storerooms,
one in each floor. There is a large room on the upper story,
which includes traditional windows, a hall and a bathroom.
district is a step back in time, loaded with traditional courtyard
houses, bedecked with wind towers, and has been earmarked for
tourist development, with the construction of a museum, cultural
Centre, and an art gallery that showcases local talent.