When in the city of Dubai, it is no question that one would want to do loads of shopping! Find the essence of Arabia at the Deira Souk.
The gold souk
A few yards away from Al Ras Metro station is the most popular souk of them all, the gold souk! The market is a covered place with alleys that are lined with jewellery stores. These stores sell necklaces, bangles, rings and other items that are made of silver and gold and colorful gemstones. This is the perfect place for ladies to find something of Arabian fashion! The souk is just a drive or metro ride away from any serviced apartments in Dubai like the luxury complex Oaks Liwa Heights.
The spice souk
Situated a few minutes south of the gold souk is the spice souk! Walking down the alleyways here, you will be greeted by the sweet scent of spices in the air. The kiosks here sell all kinds of herbs and spices such as cloves, cardamoms, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The shops get fresh stocks frequently from dhows that arrive from Iran, India, and Pakistan.
The perfume souk
To the east of the gold, souk is quite an interesting place called the perfume souk. Here the narrow alleys consist of shops on either side selling all kinds of perfumes. Not only the unique Arabian perfumes but all a variety of perfumes! Hop in and take a whiff of perfumes available, you might just find something you like to take back home!
The old souk
It is not only in and around Deira that the souks are located, take a boat ride across the creek to the old souk also known as the textile souk. The building is made of stone in the colour of sand and an area of the souk is covered by a roof. The horde of shops here sells different kinds of bric-a-brac that may be bought as gifts or souvenirs.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+