Head to Bur Dubai and explore the modern Al Seef
shopping district before jumping on a traditional abra boat, where for AED1, you can take a short trip across the bustling Dubai Creek. Once a busy trading port for the pearling industry, the waterway is in the heart of Old Dubai. Disembark in Deira for the spice, textile and gold souks; soak up the atmosphere and fragrances, and barter for some bargains. The gold in Dubai is of exceptional quality and value, but even if you’re not looking for something new, it is a wonder to simply window-shop. Although open every day, it’s best to visit in the afternoon, when the souks
come alive with activity.
AED1 for the abra crossing. Free to wander the souks.