Thursday 12th May 2016
My final full day in Dubai. After a sad hour packing my suitcase in the morning, I wanted to get out and explore even more of Dubai! Luckily, my friend knew just the place..
Al Bastakiya, also known as Al Fahidi is a historical neighborhood, which dates back to the 1890’s.
Using the metro, we traveled 15 stops for only five dirhams, which is equivalent to £1.00!
We arrive just before sundown, we had time to explore the lanes and admire the architecture before heading to Bayt Al Wakeel for the last dinner and what a better way to celebrate the end of the trip than beautiful traditional food, a gorgeous view of the creek with the passing boats during sunset and a nice breeze blowing through the restaurant.
I would definitely recommend visiting Bayt Al Wakeel, the restaurant is literally on the creek, being held up by stilts and the menu is simple, yet absolutely delicious!
After dinner, we headed over to the Souk Al Bastakiya. Transport was incredible easy and cool, paying one dirham to be taxied across the creek gives you a cultural feeling!
Explore the Markets!
Entering the Souk Al Bastakiya, my first though; where do I go?! The small lanes, are full with market stalls and shops, all selling a large variety of spices, souvenirs, home decor and gold, lots and lots of gold.
Shop windows are decorated with gold jewellery, especially necklaces worth thousands right next to a shop selling spices and postcards. The market is definitely worth a visit, we spent around two hours here before heading to the Irish Village to relax after busy week!
Tomorrow, I leave this beautiful country, full of culture, incredible architecture, delicious food and amazing weather.
Dubai, Thank you!