Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a significant heritage site in Old Dubai, situated along the Dubai Creek, that has preserved much of its original infrastructure. One of its most prominent features is the traditional wind towers built from various materials like sandstone, teak, gypsum, palm wood, and sandalwood, providing insight into life before the formation of the seven emirates.
Take a stroll through the neighbourhood's winding streets to explore cultural activities, museums, art galleries, special events, and traditional food. Keep an eye on the Dubai Calendar, especially for the Sikka Art Fair and Heritage Week.
With over 50 'houses' to discover, visitors can immerse themselves in cultural tours at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) or see rare coins from the British Empire, India, and other countries at the Coins Museum. The Symposium House and Events House often host cultural events and demonstrations by local craftsmen, while the Calligraphy House (Dar Al Khatt) specializes in Arabic calligraphy. Don't miss the Municipality House, an exceptional example of traditional Dubai architecture.