happenings this month Around Deira
Around Deira
Updated on 04 July 2018

What to do

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House
Al Shindagha

The official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai (1912-1958) is where the vision of Dubai was first dreamed of. Transformed into a museum,  it features a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.

Where to shop

Arabic Attar Perfume
Spice Souk

You cannot leave Dubai without buying locally produced perfumes called attar. Made out of fresh flowers, attar comes in 20ml quaint bottles and have fragrances you can smell from 30 yards. Easily available in the Spice Souk shops at affordable prices.

Where to eat

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers

Meaning home, Ashiana is a true food gem in Deira, serving food from different parts of India in an elegant setting. It takes pride in its service, ambience and entertainment aspects. Call 04-2071733.

Where to party

Aurora Lounge & Terrace
HUES Boutique Hotel

Lit up with neon lights, this hip party place has one of the best views overlooking the Arabian coastline. Spend the night grooving to the latest tunes while eating European and Arabic food. Call 04-6034822.

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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