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Tuesday, 01 July 2008

Dubai Deira is a busy area in the city of Dubai, which lies on one side of the famous Dubai Creek. Some of the most attractive tourist destinations in Dubai like Gold Souk, Al Ghurair Shopping Complex, City Center and around 60 hotels are situated in Deira. Earlier, Deira was the center of Dubai. But recently it has been losing its importance as the city is growing into the Jebel Ali side. Deira is bordered by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and Dubai creek.

Attractions in Deira

Being the old popular area of Dubai, Deira owns many landmarks and attractions of Dubai. Some of these are of traditional importance while places of entertainment and business centers are also there in Deira.

Deira Creek Side

This part of Deira is very popular among tourist as the picture of Deira Creek Side with a group of distinctive and remarkable modern buildings is a must seen on many tourist guide booklets on Dubai. These buildings include, Etisalat Tower, The Dubai Creek Tower, The National Bank of Dubai headquarters and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dubai Deira by Night

Burj Nahar

Nahar Tower is also very popular with photographers. This tower was built in 1870 and is one of the three watchtowers guarding the city.

The Souks

These are a major attraction of Deira not just for shopping but also for sight seeing. While walking through the narrow roads of spice souk, the visitors can experience the cool and pleasant smell of raw spices. Each of the stalls in spice souk sells bags of spices, incense, rose petals and traditional medical products. When spice souk enhances the nasal cells of the visitors, the glittering Gold Souk gives feast to their eyes.

Each shop window in Gold Souk is crammed with Gold ornaments of different variety. Gold prices are among the lowest in the world and the quality of gold is the highest. Then there is the fish souk and another souk that sells Hookah and coffee pots.

Magic Planet

This is a place of entertainment situated inside the Deira City Center, the shopping mall. This is a unique indoor site with ten-pin bowling, a crawling bungle-jungle, variety of electronic games and a mini pitch and putt.

Bani Yas Square

This area is the heart of Deira. Dominating here is the Deira Tower with its distinctive circular cap.

Deira City Center

This is a popular shopping mall in Dubai. Home to around 350 shops, City Center presents a perfect shopping treat for the visitors.

Al Ghurair Shopping Mall

This mall, which is ranked among the top five shopping centers in Dubai, is located at the end of Riqqa road in Deira. The mall has 250 shops, 350 apartments and 150 offices on two levels.

The Palm Deira

The Palm Deira is the largest of the three-palm tree shaped man made islands built in Dubai. It is located in the coastal area of Deira. This unique man made island will consist of a trunk, a crown with 41 fronds and a surrounding crescent island that will form a water breaker.

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