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Bur Dubai Village, Dubai Overview

Located near the Creek, the Bur Dubai, also known as Old Dubai, is a stark contrast from the Emirate's futuristic cityscape. It is the perfect way to get a peek into Dubai’s past culture, lifestyle, architecture and maritime history. This local place reflects on the history and importance of the pearling industry in Dubai and also exhibits the unique local work of artisans and craftsman.

With multiple historical attraction here at Bur Dubai, this Bedouin village consists of wooden craft and chests, cooking utensils, local craftwork, handmade goods, old house tents, ancient arms and more old Dubai artefacts. You can also purchase souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family from the souq here or learn more about the pearl diving culture and its processes.

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Places to Visit in Bur Dubai

The place has a different, unique vibe which sets this area apart from the concrete structure and fast-pacing glamour of the main Dubai city.

1. Dubai Creek: This is a saltwater creek that extends to the Persian Gulf and the wildlife sanctuary. This waterway acts as a commercial lifeline as it facilitates not just tourism but also harbours ships, trade and business activities. There is a beautiful walkway where locals and tourists visit at night to get a beautiful night view of the Dubai cityscape. 
2. Bastakia Quarter: It is one of the oldest places and was made by the Persians during the 19th century. The quarter has a gallery, a museum as well as antique decorative and gifting goods. Bastakia is well-ventilated since it has several wind towers in the vicinity and is an innovative aspect of this cultural village.

3. Souks: Old souks or the traditional markets of Dubai are full of the city's specialities and popular products. At the souks in Bur Dubai, you will find fabric, footwear, gold, spices, clothes, souvenirs, and fragrances. There are also textile, gold and spice souks that are full of textures, colours and unique art of weaving.

4. Majlis Gallery: Perfect for all budding and established artists and art lovers, Majlis Gallery is full of talent shows, exhibitions and photography.

5. Dubai Museum: Situated at the Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai museum is synonymous to the various changes that have taken place in the city so far. With an entry ticket of just AED 3, the area provides an entertaining as well as educating platform and shows the transformation from the life in a desert to the experience in a sprawling city. Various exhibitions, teak-antique doors, massive cannons, palms, boats and the artisans at work make for a picture-perfect sight in the museum.

Restaurants in Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai has an abundance of delicious restaurants and thriving pubs. We have listed the best restaurants in the area which you must try if looking to catch a bite there: 

1. Barbeque Nation, Al Karama:
A multicuisine buffet 
Price for two: AED 120
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 6.30 PM - 11:30 PM

2. The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill, Mankhool: Classic American steaks and delectable Indian food.
Price for two: AED 350
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Must-try: Beer, Wings and Shephard's Pie

3. Doors Freestyle Grill, Al Seer: Grill and steakhouse
Price for two: AED 545
Timings: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Must-try: Seafood, Steak and mocktails

4. Asia Kitchen by Mainland China, Burjuman Centre: Authentic Chinese
Price for two: AED 160
Timings: 11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Must-try: Nasi Goreng, Dumplings

5. Yesterday Restaurant and Pub, Sheraton: Steakhouse and pub
Price for two: AED 300
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Must-try: Beer, steaks and cocktails

Vegetarian Restaurants in Bur Dubai

1. Maharaja Bhog, Al Karama: Authentic Rajasthani Cuisine
Price for two: AED 90
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 7.00 PM - 11:30 PM
Must-try: Rajasthani Thali and Kulfi

2. Moreish, Oud Metha: Multicuisine vegetarian eatery
Price for two: AED 150
Timings: 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Must-try: Pasta, Nachos Grande and burgers

3. Rasoi Ghar, Al Karama: Best Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine in the area
Price for two: AED 90
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 7.00 PM - 11:30 PM
Must-try: Rajasthani Thali and Kulfi

4. SpiceKlub, Mankhool: Indian street food hub
Price for two: AED 210
Timings: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 6.30 PM - 11:30 PM
Must-try: Chaat and paan

How To Reach Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai village can be reached by a taxi, bus or a metro. 

Nearest Metro: Al Ghubaiba

By Bus: Routes 61D, 66 and 67 take you from the Dubai International Airport to here

Main Bus Stop: Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and Al Karama Bus Station

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