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If you are hankering for action in this chilly weather, wander along the streets of Deira, a buzzing residential and commercial district popular with a diverse group of expatriates. The old Dubai locality has countless shops, dining venues and everything in-between.
It is no secret that the famous Gold Souk is filled with shops gleaming with jewelry, gems and accessories. It is always jampacked with tourists and residents as it offers more value for money in comparison to the jewelry stores located in malls.
Close by is the Spice Souk where one can find all sorts of spices, dried fruits and other items.
The Naif Market is another commercial area that attracts scores of people. It is replete with shops and stalls offering fabulous deals on textiles, ready-made clothes, furniture, perfumes, houseware, accessories and food items.
Nearby is the widely-known Deira Fish Market that sells an abundance of affordably-priced fish, shellfish, meat, fruits, vegetables and spices.
Pick up the pace of excitement by wandering along the Dubai Creek and watch a parade of dhows and abras weaving their way in the water. The creek, which was the center of trading in the olden days, continues to witness a range of business activities to this day.
Deira boasts a superb transport connection. It is well-serviced by abras, water taxis, the Metro and other forms of public transport. Given its easy accessibility, it is a popular destination to hang out with friends and family, with its various hotels, restaurants and cafes.
Moreover, shopping venues are aplenty in the area. Malls like Deira City Centre, Al Ghurair Centre and Reef Mall are serviced by the Metro. There are also various offices catering to all types of businesses.
Deira has developed immensely through the years, continuing to attract businessmen and residents alike.
* Deira’s popular commercial centers are the souks, fish market
* It has superb transport links with Metro servicing almost all areas
* Hotels, from the luxurious to the affordable, abound in the locality
More to learn about Deira here.
Source: Alfred Ocianas, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer