After the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, next on the hit list should be a taste of old Dubai in the form of the traditional souks
. Situated on the banks of Dubai Creek, Dubai's souks are at the centre of this city's heritage and history of trade. If you're making good time, pay a visit to Dubai Museum
housed within Al Fahidi Fort, the coffee museum and more, all of which are situated within Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
. Then cross the Creek by traditional abra boat for only AED1 for more souk shopping. With gold, spices, textiles and fish all available in the winding alleyways, they are the ideal place to pick up a souvenir.