Dubai is the modern-day mekka for savvy shoppers. Your craving for luxury brands can be satisfied at the world's largest Dubai Mall or the Mall of the Emirates. For a more authentic experience, choose the centuries-old Deira souks instead.
Deira Old Souk is Dubai's largest and oldest market. Its narrow alleyways are full of treasures: traditional spices, textiles, and souvenirs trade side by side with Chinese electronics and plastic toys. Spend the afternoon hiding from the sun in this chaotic mix of the old and the new, the useless and the desired. Spend a few dirhams, or spend nothing at all - your treasure chest of experiences is guaranteed to be filled.
Getting there: exit at al Ras metro station, then zigzag through the streets until Dubai Creek is at your feet.