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Top places to visit

Go through time and discover the cultural heart of Dubai, exploring a different side of the city.
From musuems, souqs, art galleries and the best places to get traditional dishes, read on to find out our top tips.

 


SHOP LIKE A LOCAL

GOLD SOUQ

Home to the largest and heaviest gold ring in the world, referred to as 'Najmat Taiba" or 'Star of Taiba' and estimated to cost $3million. Located in Deira, the souq has more then 370 stores dislaying a range of gold and gems. 

SPICE SOUQ

Spice is an important part of local cuisine and a variety of spices and herbs can be found in the souq such as saffron, tumeric and rose water. Wandering through the stalls is a pleasant way to pass an evening.

NAIF SOUQ

A magical place that displays a vibrant, colourful array of fabric rolls and folds. You will also find many accessories to help you ad a touch of Arabian flair to your collection.


DINE EMIRATI

GHAWA

Arabic coffee is at the heart of Emirati culture and present at every gathering. Learn the technique, hear the stories and sample the flavourful coffee at the Coffee Museum located in the Al Fahidi Historical District.

GOT CAMEL MILK?

Camel milk has been consumed by the Bedouins for many years, even used as sun protection. Very nutrious, it is considered a meal on its own. Camel milk is also used in cosmetics and soaps. You can pick it up in the mall.

 

LUQAIMAT

The Emirati donut, a very moreish sweet treat. Small dough balls with hints of cardamom and saffron, drizzled with date syrup or honey. They are a delightful end to a meal. Pick some freshly baked deights in the souqs.


MAJLIS GALLERY

Born out of the dreams of a British expat who fell in love with the traditional houses in the Bastakyia District and opened an art gallary showcasing local artists in this traditional area. Located within the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

AL SERKAL CULTURAL FOUNDATION

A jewel in the Dubai art scene, located in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Supporting emerging artists and designers, the building hosts a exhibition area, creativity corner, book quarter, fashion area and cafe. 

KARAMA STREET ART

Created by a group of 8 street artists. the gigantic illustrations are a mis of 3D art, freestle and traditional pieces. There are 24 murals on the side of 12 apartment buildings and shops adding a splash of colour to the streets.



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