Exploring.....The Deira Souks
Exploring Dubai's Finest - The Deira Souks
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Revealing The Leading Attractions In Dubai - Focus On The Deira Souks
The video below focuses on the gold and jewelry aspect of the souks, for more stunning images take a look at Google's image search. There are dozens of other souk related videos on Youtube.
Some of the best info I've found on souks in general around the UAE is on this page at UAEinteract.com.
The lengthy video to the left takes you on a tour through souks, and will give you a strong idea of what to expect on a visit..
Exploring the Deira souks is an essential shopping activity on any Dubai trip. Get ready to barter, in these souks everything can be bargained for including gold, silver, spices, and clothing.
Now whether you are looking for a new rug, some wood carvings, or some fresh vegetables, the Deira souks are sure to have what you are looking for, and then some. Two of the most popular souks you are sure to hear about while you are shopping around Deira are the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk.
The Deira Gold Souk offers a great selection of shops and goods along with some of the best prices in the area. While it does offer many shopping options, the main attraction here is…gold. Due to low gold prices and no sales tax, the Deira Gold Souk is one of the most popular gold exchanges in the world. Another factor that makes this souk so popular is just the sheer amount of jewelry to choose from. The displays in the shops are just teaming with first class craftsmanship, amazing precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds; along with a wide array of necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
Also, if you are looking for something special, you will be able to have items custom designed on the spot. Since you will be paying for the weight of the gold and not a dealers name or brand, you are sure to get a great deal. That is of course your haggling skills are sharp. If they are, the deals could be even better.
The Deira Spice Souk is nothing short of spectacular, especially for your senses. With every kind of spice imaginable available to you, even if you are there for many of the other goods available, you will be enticed by the smell to purchase something.
Along with spices, the Deira Spice Souk also offers herbs, perfumed oils, and frankincense; some of which are used by locals for different types of ancient medicines and remedies. Once again, bring your best haggling skills for the best deals.
While these are two of the most popular, there are many other options for shopping in these souks. From electronics to perfumes to local handmade crafts, the Deira Souks provide a unique shopping experience to everyone. The Deira Souks are also a sight to see at night.
Located on the east side of Dubai Creek, right across from Bur Dubai, the Deira Souks provide a shopping experience in some of the oldest trading posts in Dubai.
While the area of Deira is host to many high scale hotels and restaurants, it has also held onto its old town feel.
Deira is world renowned as having the best souks in the region. Souks are known to be traditional Arabic markets where the trading of goods are the main purpose.
In the modern souks of Deira, the trade of currency for goods is the main purpose, although being a great haggler is still very important. In fact, getting the best price possible on your purchases through haggling is part of the mystique.
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