Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (Arabic: حي الفهيدي التاريخي; also known as Al Bastakiya) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The construction of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood dates back to the 1890s. In its prime, the locality was capable of 60 housing units, most of which were separated by narrow, winding lanes. The town of Al Bastakiya was primarily built by the affluent Persian Merchants drawn to Dubai by the rich trade opportunities and incentives offered by the Emerati government, the district was named after the southern Iranian town of Bastak.

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