It’s safe to say that my posts will become heavily art-related as we approach what some quasi-lovingly call March Madness, also known as Art Week, which basically lasts a month. There is a legend/omen associated with the third week of March and the second or third day of Art Dubai: It starts to get hot and the winter is officially over.
Realizing that I spent most of the precious wintertime indoors, I headed to Arabian Tea House, previously known as Basta Art Café. The tea house received its new name when the historical Bastakiya, where the café is located, was recently renamed Al Fahidi Historical District.
This incredibly picturesque, old, and quaint part of Dubai, next to the creek, often serves as kind of a palate cleanser when the city feels tall and busy.
It’s difficult (or so it’s been said) for perennially busy Dubaians to make the trip to this part of town, but as the old saying goes: Old is gold and we could all use some sparkle.