The ultra-modern capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai, is well known for its skyscrapers, upscale shopping, and daring fashions. This city will undoubtedly exceed your expectations because it is a multifaceted city with both ancient traditions and some flashiness on the other side. When visiting Dubai, there are a tonne of attractions and activities to enjoy. Dubai’s airport is situated in Deira, which is also referred to as the city’s commercial district and the location of some excellent metro connections with overhead and underground tracks. Here are some of the best things to do in Deira, the heart of Dubai.
The best things to do in Deira, the heart of Dubai
1. Emirati cuisine at its best
Aseelah, one of the best Emirati restaurants in Deira, offers both traditional and modern cuisine. They frequently use the renowned regional spice blend known as Bezar. Contains a mixture of dried chillies, cumin, fennel, and cinnamon, and these ingredients give the food a distinctive flavour.
2. Market by the water
This is the best location for those looking to purchase Dubai’s well-known perfumes, clothing, books, fish, and meat. It is also where you can find some well-known restaurants like Papa John’s, Costa, Dome Cafe, and others.
3. QDs offers shisha
One of the best lounges to get amazing shisha and order your favourite cocktails, as well as a huge food menu and, if you’re lucky, listen to some great music spun by the DJ and watch live sports on a big screen.
4. Park, Hamriya
If you have older people and children with you, walking around the family-friendly Hamria Park and enjoying some greenery will be your best bet. Electric rides will also be the most convenient.
5. The shopping centre is Deira City Centre.
Without a doubt, we can recommend this location to anyone who wants to have the best dining and shopping experiences. In addition, this location has some incredible theatre screens.
6. Deira’s Souks
In Deira, there are two souks: one sells spices, the other gold. You can purchase any kind of jewellery at the gold souk, from expensive diamond crowns to straightforward pearl bracelets. On the other hand, you can purchase the most well-known spices in Dubai at the spice souk.
7. Deira’s museums
The three most well-known museums in Deira are the Women’s Museum, the Naif Museum, and the Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili. The Women’s Museum features a gallery of both established and up-and-coming artists.
Naif Museum: Poet Al Oqaili’s Account of Dubai Police History Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Manea Al Oqaili’s poems are included in the book, in keeping with its name.
8. Al Mamzar Beach
One of the best places to hang out if you’re planning a day out with friends and family is this beach park, which is 106 hectares and has a well-kept lawn, a spotless beach, and some palm trees. The entrance fee to the park ranges from AED 5 to AED 30 per car, and the cost to use the swimming pool is AED 10 for adults and AED 5 for children; individuals with special needs and children under the age of two are exempt from paying.
9. Tours by seaplane
You can enjoy the flight take-off and landing on the water, as well as the breathtaking view of the desert with some amazing architectures, on this seaplane tour, also known as a Seawing activity. Dubai is also known for its “birds-eye view” adventures.
If you have planned your trip with children under the age of 15, the Dolphinarium is unquestionably a must-visit location. It is all about dolphins and seals, and unlike other locations, you have a fantastic opportunity to interact with the mammals during the daily swimming session. Deira is undoubtedly a must-visit location for everyone, as it offers attractions for nature lovers, history buffs, kids, and shopaholics alike. The next time you plan a trip to Dubai, don’t forget to include Deira in your itinerary. For custom vacations, you can always get in touch with our destination experts and visit our Pick Your Trail page to learn about some incredible tour packages that are available to turn your dream trip on the Dubai city tour into a reality.