Things to do in Deira

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  • Moza B
    11 contributions
    Very special ride and so unique. I usually take all my international guest in Abra ride. It always feel great to have such an experience.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Kesar N
    3 contributions
    A pleasant place to spend your evening with friend folks and loved ones and good for joking and excercising and cycling
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • County-Hunter
    Tacoma, WA2,989 contributions
    So, we weren't very educated in the water taxi system or abras. We started out at another dock and paid 2 dirhams for a ride across the creek to Al Fahidi. The only taxi we saw were newer and faster and were easier to get in and out. This was part of the public transportation system. We came back across the creek to this station and saw all kind of boats especially the ABC boats which were only 1 Durham and looked more authentic.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • audrey
    Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
    The spice Souk was a delight to the senses with exotic spices and beautiful, colorful eastern fabrics. Be prepared to be bombarded by shop owners coming at you from all directions in an effort to sell their goods. We walked away with some saffron and a variety of teas, the shop owners make it difficult to say “no”. Definitely worth stopping by when traveling to Dubai
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Andrew
    9 contributions
    The place is very different from the malls or the supermarkets but the people are quiet pushy and aggressive
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,349 contributions
    This was an unexpected gem.

    The market was buzzing with life on Saturday morning when I went and included a huge indoor fish and meat market as well as lots of fresh produce. Prices are far cheaper than in central Dubai.

    There is also a large Lulu Hypermarket and lots of food and beverage outlets.

    Worth a drive out or a walk from Gold Souk metro station.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Waseela K
    Ladysmith, South Africa27 contributions
    Busy narrow streets for shopping. Like a mini India. There's a little 2 story mall with a perfume shop on the right. This guy gives the best money exchange rate.
    Opposit the mall a few meters down there's an entrance into a little bazaar. Stunning abaya, scarves and more. Be sure to negotiate. You could reduce the price by 20 to 30%
    Use the metro to get there.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Masood K
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1,325 contributions
    In 1995, this was a landmark of Dubai, as anyone and everyone would identify their direction from this location. The building has undergone massive renovation, since I had last seen it in 1995.

    It’s a pity that the footfall was not as numerous as a mall of that size would expect it and that is purely because of the number of latest designed malls that have come up since the time of Al-Ghurair centre.

    Having said so, you would still find some of the more recognised brands in this mall such as Skechers, Carefour, etc.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Witoldzio
    Manhattan, KS591 contributions
    Good place, barely anybody in there, so you can have it all to yourself. The exhibit contains some very interesting personal objects of important Emirati women, lots of info about women's role in the UAE. The second floor has walls filled with poems (amazing!). The place has great energy. The lady at the entrance is also a great guide and she can answer many questions.
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • DonnaKronmiller
    Florida733 contributions
    Very nice to ride by and se the clock from all sides. Old but always nice to see upon my visits. Very bright at night and the water fountain is colorful.
    Written 2 June 2021
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  • Jean S
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
    Due to on-going Pandemic this mall doesn't have a lot of open shops. I still like it since it is quiet and there's not much people. However, hoping to a fast recovery as this mall deserves better. Good for quick coffee and shopping. People working here are awesome and friendly.
    Written 30 December 2020
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  • Manish K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
    Any pic of the Dubai Creek would be, arguably, incomplete without the two buildings having Rolex written on them. Locate near the Al Sabkha marine station and the Baiyas Metro station, the twin towers have been among the most well-known buildings in Deira, though now things have changed.

    Once harboring a thriving shopping mall, now these twin towers are devoid of too many stores and hence, lacks both customers and the charm it once had. Most people seem to take pics of the buildings from outside, but the relatively bare interiors tell their own story.
    Written 3 November 2018
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  • nigel s
    Stirling, UK38 contributions
    A well laid out, information packed, calm and studious museum away from the "madding crowd". Dropped in here having already been to Dubai Museum. This was Soo much better. Quiet and dignified with good signage, easy to follow route and helpful staff. Ticket also gives admittance to the new perfume museum around the corner - which was also well worth a visit.
    Written 5 April 2019
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  • Travelaround59
    London, UK1,701 contributions
    All the district around here is so very interesting and a breath of fresh air from the skyscrapers of downtown or the marina.
    The little streets are full of charm with little shops with wonderful smells and the textile souk is just behind...it was the most highlight of the day!
    Written 7 February 2017
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