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Attractions in Dubai

Whether you want to get to know the history of Deira or shop aromatic spices and fragrances, there is nothing that old Dubai doesn’t offer. Browse the city’s biggest attractions and get to know charming Deira from beginning to end.

Shindagha Heritage Village / Historic District

Situated in the Al Shindagha neighborhood on the shores of the Creek, the Shindagha Historic District is a unique experience. Discover the Heritage and Diving Museum, and the Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum House, built in 1896 by the father of Sheikh Saeed. It houses pictures of 20th century Dubai, as well as stamps and coins.

Al Shindagha Museum

Learn about where modern Dubai began at Al Shindagha Museum. Explore the rich history and Emirati culture, with a walk-through of the development of old Dubai. The museum offers a history lesson on how the Creek started with its international trade, while the Perfume House showcases the traditional techniques of Emirati perfume-making.

Traditional spice market

The Dubai Spice Souk, also known as the traditional spice market, features a unique compilation of stores selling fragrant herbs and spices, a well as fragrances. Shop artifacts, incense, rugs and more as you explore this unique Dubai tourist attraction.

Dubai Creek

Get to know the saltwater creek that is the Dubai Creek. Learn about its unique journey as a small-scale 20th century port to how its importance has grown since the 1930 pearling industry which drove Dubai’s economic activity. Marvel at historical buildings, such as the National Bank of Dubai, or visit the one of Dubai’s largest parks, the Dubai Creek Park.

Gold Souk

The Dubai Gold Souk is a culturally significant tourist attraction that is still well-populated by over 380 retailers today. With most of them trading jewelry, the gold souk is located near the creek, and is an interesting mix of new stores, and stores as old as forty years old! When visiting Deira, the Dubai Gold Souk is something you cannot miss.