This was one of the best places I saw in Dubai. Even though it’s far from being “glamorous”, I really enjoyed the authenticity of this place, and getting to see a part of Dubai’s real culture. We drove about 20-30 mins from the main city to a place called Deira to visit the Gold Souk. “Souk” in Arabic means an open-air marketplace, which this definitely was. We parked the car, and then took a little gondola-like boat across a little creek which only cost 1 Dirham, equivalent to less than $0.30!
Vendors were selling everything from clothing to jewelry to shoes as well as raw honey, spices and herbs for cooking. You can also find really beautiful souvenirs there – which aren’t marked up as they are in tourist shops. I bought a little black pashmina which is so soft and the quality is really nice. Some of the streets were really small and narrow, and there were plenty of small passage ways to take. It was a really great experience. In my vlog, which is currently being uploaded, you will also see a few clips from when we were there. Have you ever been to Dubai? If so, have you visited this souk in Deira? Let me know in the comments! Hope you enjoy these photos! XOXO