Deira used to be the city of Dubai, from what I heard. The area is on the other side of the Dubai Creek, other side of Bur Dubai. Accessible by public transport : cab, bus, water taxi. A nice experience is to ride the water taxi across which cost about $1 dirham. (S$0.30) Just a short trip but worth the experience especially when you ride it just when the sun is about to set.
The Gold Souq, Spice Souq, Electronic Souq are the main attractions. Bear in mind, these are popular TOURIST attraction. Remember to Bargain! Bargain! Bargain!
I wanted to buy some spices for my mom. Thinking that most spice come from India. India near to Dubai...u know price should be cheaper...blah blah blah. But i was Shocked when the shopkeeper opened his price. Even after much bargaining, I felt it was cheaper to get them from the supermarket. You know, prepacked ones...
You can find very reasonably priced Italian designed leather shoe for men. Perfume sans alcohol. Scent range from Cool Water to Tresor to the common Bukhoor – worth buying. Abaya - the Arab women's daily clothing is available everywhere in BLACK. The price range varies from $50 dir to $500 dir. The only difference is probably the Swarovski crystal design or the cheaper crystal.
Somehow handphones are alot cheaper here than SG. I dunno why.
If you love shisha, you can find plenty here. But the prices are a little bit steep. You have to bargain. Or you can try Al Satwa shopping area. Al Satwa is accessible by bus or cab. Near Jumeirah.
Deira: This area is huge. Might take you one whole day. even that is not enough to scan all the shops. But most shops on the same street sell the same stuffs. So try not to waste too much time at one shop.
Bur Dubai. Sheikh Zayed Road.
Modern shopping centres. Skyscrapers. No bargaining at the shopping centres here. wink*wink* They have Mango, Zara, Bvlgari to name a few. These places don't interest me as much. Plenty in Singapore... but worth a visit
I would challenge anyone who can resist the shopping hypnosis that is Dubai
So here's my attempt at categorizing the Malls:
a- Emirates towers (Villa moda, diamonds and jewellery etc)
b. Merkato (built to look like italy)
c. Wafi Village (fashion, jewellery,spa)
d. Burjuman (fashion, electronics, home stuff)
e. Sheik Zayed Road
a. Al Ghurair (food, fashion, electronics, homestuff)
b. City Center (Virgin, fashion,electronics, kids magic planet, food)
c. Lamcy Plaza (fashion mostly)
d. Hamarain (attached to the marriot hotel,otherwise skip it)
a. Soug al Sanadig (Huge open market, plenty of traditional stuff on sale)
b. Manal Center (next to soug al sanadig)
c. Bur Dubai (open market, near the creekside)
Dubai is ideal place for electronics shopping. There is great variety of electronic items available. You name it and you have it...
Electronics market in Bur Dubai is the right place for your electronics shopping needs. It is located on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road , opposite Sea Shell Inn Hotel.
Electronics items are also available in Dubai Duty Free Shop at airport but those are on fixed price basis. Also prices are a bit high over there.
You would have to bargain a lot to get the best deal in electronics market of Bur Dubai. So keep yourself prepared for that. Happy Shopping!!!
Dubai golds have gained respect to the accessory world market and glad to say that they sell these stuffs with non taxable. Pretty good deal.
I guess that is the only thing, and going to the beach you can do in Dubai!!
But they are amazing.
Same for night live :o)
Dubai stands for shopping. One of the best area is the Deira district. There you can find everything you are looking for.
The number one for shopping is the Old Gold Soukh