The Bastakia Quarter is a beautiful area of Dubai with restored/rebuilt historic buildings that are home to art galleries, small museums, boutiques and cafes. It was an absolutely lovely day to walk through the area with a light breeze generated from the many wind towers (some of which date back to the 1890s).

I had the opportunity to check out the XVA gallery (for some fantastic mint lemon-aid), a small spice market, an artists workshop, and even the coin museum. There’s plenty more to explore in this charming historic area of Dubai and I can’t wait to visit that side of town again.

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