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.