Dubai & Abu Dhabi - Deira (Chapter)
This is the Deira chapter from Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi guidebook.
Deira feels like a cross between Cairo and Karachi. Dusty, crowded and chaotic, it’s a world away from the slick and sanitised city piercing the clouds at the other end of town.
- take in the souqs: spicy aromas at the Spice Souq, glittering gold at the Gold Souq, pungent Arabian attars at the Perfume Souq and a glimpse of expat life at the Deira Covered Souq and the New Naif Market
- enjoy an intriguing look at the culture and lifestyle of old Dubai at the Heritage House
- cross the Dubai Creek in a traditional abra (small boat that serves as a water taxi), enjoying an atmospheric journey unchanged for decades
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Explore Deira, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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