happenings this month Around Deira
Around Deira
Updated on 07 January 2019

The latest restaurant and bar offers, club nights, events and activities this month

What to do

Deira Clock tower
Al Maktoum Road

Deira Clocktower is a prominent monument in Deira. Built in 1965 by a famous Architect Ziki Homsi, the Clock tower was built as a symbol of Dubai. It was erected in Deira as in those days all major routes into Dubai converged here. 

Where to Shop

Dubai Deira City Centre

You can buy everything from here at very economical prices starting from Dhs 7. Daiso offers shoppers a range of items to select from glassware and crockery to DIY products, gardening accessories and so much more.
Call 04-2989840.

Where to eat

Bistro Domino
Ibis Hotel

Located in the Ibis Hotel, Deira City Centre, Bistro Domino is a French restaurant. The menu consists of simple fish, meat and poultry dishes accompanied by French classics such as Dauphionise potatoes.
Call 04-2925000.

Where to party

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel

For a casual, cool vibe, this Soho-esque destination is bursting with personality. As a restaurant, loft bar, wine cellar and beer garden, each level offers an entirely unique experience.

What to see

Spice Souk
Deira Old Souk Abra Station

The Deira side of the creek will take you to the old fashioned commercial hub of Dubai. The heart of Deira is in its old-time souks, where there are no fancy malls but winding lanes filled with small shops and stalls. One of those old time souks is the Spice Souk. Colourful and aromatic are two terms that can be aptly used for this one.

Once in Deira, follow your nose and take in the breath-taking aromas of all those colourful spices such as cardamom, whole spices, cinnamon, saffron, chillies, cloves, nutmeg and dried fruits, all displayed in jute sacks ready to burst at the seams. A walk through the Spice Souk is as magical as walking through a story book of Arabian nights as no place introduces you to the rich history of Dubai in such a magnificent manner as this place does.

Wander through the narrow lanes, check out spices at different stalls, and chat with shopkeepers to learn how to use the spices. A variety of international fragrant teas are also on display and it’s quite amusing to learn that there exists a huge variety of fragrant teas we never knew of. A little chat with shopkeepers will let you discover a whole new world of teas, spices, recipes and old Dubai stories.

Besides aromatic spices, you can also look for local souvenirs, textiles, decor items, local perfumes, heena kits, rose water, incense burners but work up your haggling skills before you go to this market. Haggling is very common and shopkeepers almost expect you to bargain.

Keep your camera handy to click the most colourful pictures of Dubai.

The Spice Souk is located close to the Deira Old Souk Abra Station, the Gold Souk and Al Ras Metro station. The souk is open every day of the week from 10am to 10pm and on Fridays from 4pm to 10pm.

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