Together with Bur Dubai, Deira forms the historical core of the city. North of Deira is the emirate of Sharjah. To the east is Dubai Airport (DXB). To the south, it borders the famous Dubai Creek. Deira is naturally bordered on the west side by the Persian Gulf. The district of Deira is mainly characterized by its many narrow and winding streets and the numerous souks. The smell of spices is here at many corners a faithful companion during a Spazierganz through the quarter.
This is also where the third Palm Island of the Palm Islands – “The Palm, Deira” – was originally supposed to be built: However, due to various factors, it was decided to reduce the island to Deira Islands during land reclamation. Since Deira is a very popular neighborhood in Dubai, a lot of hotels have settled there, such as Ibis Al Rigga, Hilton Dubai Creek and Park Hyatt Dubai.
Sights in Deira
Dubai Deira offers its visitors a lot of sights: The famous and largest fish market, where seafood and seafood animals can be purchased very cheaply. There is also the world famous gold and spice souk and many other smaller souks and markets. Bargaining in the souks is common and is almost a must. It attracts many vacationers and locals every day who want to make a good price here.
For those looking for a contrast to the rest of the cityscape, a visit to the Clock Tower, built in 1960, is suitable. The Clock Tower is one of the oldest monuments in Dubai and has now even become a landmark. Further, the Corniche Road invites you to an evening stroll directly on the shore. Especially at sunset a beautiful scenery! Another sight in Dubai Deira is the Naif Fort – the first headquarters of the Dubai Police. Right next to the ancient building is the police museum Naif Museum.