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 local talent.