Dazzling Dubai has many attractions and visitors throng to this desert city to enjoy what it has to offer. The historic area of Deira in Dubai consists of sub-districts immediately north of the Dubai Creek and the area is bounded by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and the Dubai Creek .It was in Deira that some of the first mud and frond settlements of Dubai known as Basrati sprang up and migrants from different parts of the world came to settle down.
A visit to Deira would be informative and entertaining. Good accommodation would enhance the enjoyment of a visit and the conveniently located AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel with star class comfort would be an ideal choice while things to do in Deira Dubai would include shopping in souks and seeing heritage sites .Among the souks of Deira are the Gold Souk, the Naif Souk and the Covered Souk selling a myriad of items and the famed Fish Market or Fish Souk.
The Deira Fish Market was established in 1988 and is located near the Al Shindagah Tunnel. A bustling place it becomes a great hive of activity early in the morning when the night’s catch is brought in. The catch consisting of a wide array of fish and seafood netted locally and from other nearby regions like Oman is displayed on white tiled platforms. Prices are less than other places in Dubai yet haggling is a way of life here. Local fish varieties on sale include the hammour, very popular in Arabia, king fish and yellow bar angel fish (jesh). Blue Crabs and succulent Omani Prawns and varieties of seafood unavailable elsewhere in Dubai can be got at the Deira Fish Market and chefs come here every morning to take their pick of the catch.
If you are visiting the Deira Fish Market an early morning or evening visit would be best and it would be advisable to wear sneakers owing to slippery floors. Remember to seek assistance only from certified Dubai Municipality porters identifiable by their uniforms.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.