Deira City, Dubai

Deira is found on the eastern side of Dubai Creek and has lots of wonders and hidden riches for its tourist to explore. Conveniently situated opposite Bur Dubai, it is effortlessly reached through water taxi from the western part of the Dubai Creek.

Loaded with winding narrow streets aligned with small merchant stores and coffee shops, Deira is quarters to few of the ancient business regions in Dubai, such as the Gold Souk. Walk along the Dhow Wharfage and see the local traders selling their goods to shoppers in an ambiance which is similar of what it would have been in the past.

When you stroll along the side of Dubai Creek you will see some modern properties and buildings. One example of these is the remarkable Etisalat Telecommunications structure which has a huge round thing at the top of the building which appears like a gigantic golf ball. National Bank of Dubai, which is regarded as the “pregnant lady”, is another remarkable building. The external section of the bank is built entirely from glass which serves like a huge convex mirror when the light of the sun strikes on the building at some angles.

Each tourist to Deira must spend time to come and see the oldest market of Dubai which is found adjacent to the Deira Abra Station. Traders in the market trade a variety of merchandise, primarily household materials. Then on the Spice Spouk, where strong aroma of the spices, you will take your sense working eventually. You will also come across local healers as well as pharmacists who create their own traditional and special medicines.

Perhaps the most popular souk in Dubai is the Deira Gold Souk where you will see lane after lane of stores selling few of the best gold collections in the whole world. A stopover to the Gold Souk is a must do onto your shopping holidays to Dubai.

Situated near the Gold Souk is the first school in Dubai which was built in 1912 and is one of the numerous historical spots in Deira. Three guard towers watch the city of Dubai. And Burj Nahar is one of these towers which is positioned in Deira. This impressive tower sets in striking gardens and creates the ideal backdrop for tourists to have some beautiful photos.

Deira is a thrilling place in the nighttime where tourists can walk over the streets and take pleasure in a good meal in one of the several restaurants and coffee houses.

Deira City Center opened its door to the public officially in 1995. Covering almost 115, 000 sq meters of retail areas, the center is house to restaurants, retail stores, entertainment locations and a hotel. Among the entertainment locations are the Magic Planet is one of the entertainment locations in the center where the entire family can enjoy the newest theme rides and game stimulators; the 8-path Bowling City and the VOX Movies multiplex.

The center provides a large variety of restaurants from expensive cafes to vibrant restaurants as well as a food court that offers international cuisine. With more than 55 restaurants to select from, tourists can be spoilt for option!