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.
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.
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.