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This souk is a haven for electronic goods. Find the latest invention in technology at competitive prices. Shopping for iPods, PDAs, digital cameras, palmtops and the like doesn't get any better. Moreover karaoke machines, DJ mixers and other equipments are also sold here. Please beware of fakes though.
Located in Deira, this shopping center has become a favorite with the residents of Dubai. Major banks, hotels and commercial offices are located close to this place. There are 97 shops which specialize in cosmetics, sportswear, watches, jewelry and more. The center is also well known for the variety of textiles and fabrics that are available here. Al Manal is very popular with tourists as well, and should be on everyone's itinerary list when visiting Dubai.
Any trip to Dubai is incomplete without shopping, and the Twin Towers in Dubai offer a plethora of designer and jewelry shops, giving you a chance to spend all that hard-earned money! This mall also offers you a panoramic view of the creek nearby, and its many shops, cafes, restaurants and health clubs make your shopping trip worthwhile!
You will find perfumes of local and international repute here. The fragrance of Arabic perfumes wafts about in the souk. The oily scents and incense sticks, especially Frankincense, are a hit here. You can also buy Carolina Herrera, Ted Lapidus and other designer perfumes tax-free. Although credit cards are accepted, cash payers usually get bigger discounts. This is one smelly affair you won't forget and should be on everyone's list of things to see in Dubai.
Deira is considered to be the commercial hub of Dubai and is flanked by the Dubai Creek, Persian Gulf and Sharjah on its sides. It also is a shoppers haven for its souks and markets. The Dubai International Airport is located in this district. Check out the Gold Souk for its jewelry shops on every nook and corner. Without a bargain, you won't get a deal. Next to it is the Spice Souk, one of the vibrant markets in town. Shop here for spices, fragrances, artifacts, textiles and rugs. For good fish at affordable rates, the Fish Market is the best bet. Nearby is the Fruit and Vegetable Market where you will find the biggest display of fresh produce in the city. For your shopping mall experience, Deira City Centre will complete it for you. Don't miss the Dhow Wharfage where vendors can be found selling almost everything under the sun and give a glimpse of the olden shopping era.
Nestled in Bur Dubai's Al Fahidi Historic District, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, is a center that aims to promote and dymystify the diverse cultures, religions and customs existing within the UAE. This esteemed cultural center was launched in 1998 by the prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The center's motto, "Open doors. Open minds", urges a cross cultural understanding amongst locals and visitors through their award winning programs, workshops, events and activities. Guests can join in for cultural lunches, visits to religious sites, learn Arabic and more.
Dhow Cruise Dubai is one activity you just cannot miss whilst in Dubai. The beautiful cruise will offer you the fascinating views of the famous landmarks of Dubai. The service is offered by a number of tour companies, so you can choose according to your budget and preferences. The Dinner cruise is a nice option for a romantic evening while seeing the sites. The cruise allows you the opportunity to take wonderful pictures of your holiday for memorable moments. For details please do call up the tourist office.
Deira Spice Souk is one of the vibrant markets of Dubai and is filled with shops in narrow alleys. It is next to the Gold Souk and will lure you in with its sweet and pungent aromas of spices and fragrances. You will find herbal products, dried fruits, common and rare spices, incense, saffron, frankincense, rose petals and hibiscus. It is also among the best places in town to buy quality spices at bargain prices. Only thing is you have to haggle a lot and carry cash.