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Top 10 Dubai by Sarah Monaghan, Lara Dunston

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Around Dubai – Deira

The term Deira is used to describe the bustling commercial area north of the Creek. Deira is the source of Dubai’s trading roots and it is around the Creek that you really get a sense of this. There is a telling contrast between the sight of the old wooden dhows moored at the wharfside reflected in the glass façades of the spectacularly sleek skyscrapers. Much of the dhow cargo is destined for the souqs and shopping districts of buzzy Deira. As a result, this area boasts some of Dubai’s most atmospheric souq-life, especially at the Gold Souq, Spice Souq and Deira Souq. A major preservation effort by Dubai Municipality means ...

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