Marhaba Dubai : Discover the charms of Old Dubai 

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Dubai Creek

We were staying in an area called Emirates Living, part of the new development in Dubai and today we were off to see the Old Dubai.

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The low rise buildings typical to Karama

Dubai was divided into two main areas by the Dubai Creek – Deira & Bur Dubai. Bur Dubai is located on the western side of the Creek, while Deira – the commercial center is on the opposite side.

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Dubai Creek

Deira is home to the famous gold souq and the aromatic spice souq. These are earmarked on every itinerary to experience the old world charm of Dubai.

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Souq@Deira

You can shop for saffron, spices, souvenirs, scarfs, gold etc and while the shop-keepers call out to you to look at their colourful wares, most tourists are happy to just soak in the experience and walk away. Nevertheless a noisy and colourful place; we bought saffron, souvenirs and sand art in glass bottles.

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Saffron
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Sand art souvenir
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Spices
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Colourful wares for sale in the souk
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Gold Souk

This Old Dubai is losing importance due to the development along the Sheikh Zayed Road and the areas towards Abu Dhabi. All the prior places such as – Palm Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai Marina, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates etc are part of this new development or new Dubai.

Happy travelling,

Anju

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