Old Dubai is the district where you can find the different trading markets (souks) of the emirate. If you are a tourist, the Dubai Souks are the best places to go if you are looking for souvenirs to take home with you.
Like I mentioned in my last post, the Old Souk is divided by the Dubai Creek into two parts, Deira and Bur Dubai. In Bur Dubai, you can find the Old Souk.
Here. you can find shops that sell different products like clothes, souvenirs, toys and perfumes.
Here are some of the best souvenirs you can purchase. Each item has that unique Arabic design and costs between 5-30 AED.
Home Decor Accessories
Decorative bowls and plates, Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arb souvenir tokens
Lamps and Lantern
Traditional Emirati Dress and Textiles
In Deira part of Old Dubai, you can find the Spice Souk.
If you like the taste of Arabic food and would like to try cooking them yourself, you will find these items very helpful. Each one is 10 AED/100 gms.
You will also find the Dubai Gold Souk in Deira.
This is a pretty popular destination for both local and foreign shoppers because gold is a lot cheaper here than many countries in the world. So make sure to bring out your best negotiating skill.
The whole place is packed with different gold accessories and jewelries, as well as silver, diamonds and other precious stones/metals. Try inquiring in different shops. With a little patience and perseverance, at the day you will surely find your precious gold (wink).
Dubai Souks really have a lot of products to offer for tourists and residents alike. If you are going to the place, be sure to have enough money on your pocket because you will surely find something interesting.