Before becoming a modern world urban metropolis, the area of Dubai “Al-Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood” was the center of city life. Constructed during the mid 19th century, the area was the favorite trading hub for merchants, being situated conveniently near Dubai Creek banks and away from watchtowers. This area is best-suited for you if you want to get away from the mega structures of Dubai and set foot into a more historical site. So we’ve brought you a Dubai Creek walking tour guide for an interesting exploration of Old Dubai.
The Old Dubai or the Dubai Creek walking tour is a great way to learn about the city’s traditions. It takes you to a place enriched with Dubai’s heritage, exploring what life was like in the city for the early settlers. The area includes traditional architecture, historical museums, street art and other ancient masterpieces. These are the places you will encounter on the other side of this metropolitan city.
Gold, Spice and Textile Souk:
Take a bus or taxi ride in the Gold Souk in Deira. It’s a traditional arabian marketplace with over 300 jewellery shops. The tourists particularly come to this place to purchase a variety of high quality gold at fair prices. The intricate designs vary from modern Western to Eastern traditional sets.
Walk a little bit further onto Baniyas Road and the rich aroma of spices welcome you to buy savory ingredients. You can buy anything varying from herbs and spices to fragrances. The place also has shops that sell kitchenware, utensils and textiles.
At Dubai Spice Souk and Gold Souk. These vendors can toast somebody "beautiful woman, I like your hair, I have good product for you"…I've heard that Nigerians are the ones that really come here to speeeeend money…me I came for sight seeing. Shingbai! They have spices for husbands 😉 they kuku have for wives too. lol. My lovely dress is from @thetapstore #emiratesnaijafamtrip2018 #Emirates #dubaispicesouk #DubaiGoldSouk
Adjoining the Deira Grand Souk is Dubai Creek; a waterway that depicts Dubai’s historical roots dating back to the time when early settlers relied on water for their livelihood. The creek was a fishing area and a trading root for merchants when oil wasn’t discovered. Now the place is a major tourist spot, with traditional wooden boats called Abra, dominating the waterway and being an attractive and well-favored ride. The creek was recently extended and now the Dubai Water Canal leads from the Creek to the Arabian Gulf through Business Bay.
Located at Al-Fahidi Fort, this portal to the past is Dubai’s oldest building. Step into the ancient history and have a walk through all of Dubai’s antiquities in this museum.
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