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Tags: #dubai #Al Bastakiya #uae #emirates #persian gulf #Architecture

Despite being better known for its glitzier and at times gaudy architecture, the Al Bastakiya Historic District of Dubai offers some stunning examples of a much richer and more meaningful architecture of a bygone era. 

The towers in the buildings are known as Windcatchers. They offer a traditional and very ecologically friendly way of cooling buildings. 

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