Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that Deira holds by visiting some of the most renowned attractions in the city below.
The Shindagha Historic District is located in the charming Al Shindagha neighborhood on the Creek shores. Seasoned with traditional wind towers, you’re invited to explore the Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum House, and the Diving and Heritage Museum. The House was built in 1896 by Sheikh Saeed’s father, and showcases coins, stamps and pictures of Dubai dating back to the 20th century.GET LOCATION
Al Shindagha Museum is where you’ll get to experience the rich history of Dubai. Get to know the heritage and origins of modern Dubai, and true Emirati culture. Learn about the Creek and how it began trading internationally with a step-by-step guide on the development of the area. The Perfume House invites you to indulge your senses in the world of Emirati perfume-making and get to know the traditional methods used.GET LOCATION
The traditional spice market, better known as the Dubai Spice Souk, is peppered with a number of open- and closed-roof stores selling fragrances, and aromatic spices and herbs used in Arabic cultures. You can also find incense, rugs, textiles and artifacts for purchase. This traditional market, or souk, is a major tourist attraction in Dubai.GET LOCATION
Familiarize yourself with the historic Dubai Creek, a saltwater creek which the Greeks were rumored to call “River Zara”. The creek was a 20th century minor port for dhows traveling from East Africa and India. It was also privy to Dubai’s pearling industry before the invention of cultured pearls in 1930. Some of the most fascinating buildings can be found scattered on either side of the creek, including the Deira Twin Towers, the National Bank of Dubai and Dubai Creek Park, one of the biggest parks in Dubai.GET LOCATION
Situated in the heart of Deira near the creek, the Dubai gold souk is populated by more than 380 retailers, with a contrasting blend of new stores and some stores dating back to four decades. With most retailers trading jewelry, the gold souk was also home to the world’s largest ring, weighing 64kg! The Dubai gold souk is a must-visit spot for anyone visiting or living in Dubai.GET LOCATION