Deira is the centre of Dubai and is bordered by Dubai Creek, Sharjah and the Persian Gulf. Deira has a small port, Port Saeed, which holds small shipping boats and dhows. Due to major developments over recent years Deira is slowly losing importance commercially but remains a popular place to visit, with many hotels and other accommodations in the area catering for both tourist visitors and business users.
Top Deira Attractions
No visitor to Deira can miss going to Dubai Mall where there is a wealth of shops, restaurants and cafes. There is also an 11 screen cinema for those who need a little extra entertainment.
The Gold Souk is a traditional market area that has over 300 traders selling jewellery and gift items.
The Dubai Museum is the oldest building existing in the city and was built in 1787. The museum is home to many artefacts and antiquities from both local sources and countries that have traded with Dubai.
Deira accommodation is suitable for both business travellers and tourists alike. There are many luxury hotels to choose from in the area, but for those with a smaller budget there are also a great many cheap hotels in Deira. Choosing cheaper accommodation does not mean losing out on amenities, as many of the less expensive hotels in Deira offer the same facilities as the higher end of the market.
Restaurants and Cafes
Eating out in Deira doesn't mean having to stick to local cuisines. There are many restaurants in Deira that offer a wide choice. It is possible to get Asian meals, international dishes and there are several seafood restaurants in the area. Many of the restaurants and cafes offer their meals at affordable prices, although those looking for top class luxury restaurants will also find many available. There are also several licensed restaurants meaning that alcohol can be bought if desired.