While Old Dubai may stand humbly against the glam of New Dubai, its lack of glitter is well compensated for by a surplus of picturesque, historic charm. Built up around the Creek, this lively neighborhood is packed with noted monuments, vibrant souks and a mouth-watering selection of multicultural eateries.
The Dubai Museum is located in the Bastakiya area, housed within the city's oldest building, built in 1787. Another site worthy of a close look is the Trade Centre, with its characteristic beehive façade. Commuter waterways still traverse Old Dubai, and crafty, colorful wooden dhows can be seen floating by laden with shipments for export.
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