Bastakiya being planned for a new look
historic 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
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