Al 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.
building 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.
Municipality 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.
Bastakiya 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