The famous Dubai Creek is renowned as a unique shopping experience. An appealing location where business is conducted as it has been for decades past, Dubai Creek provides an insight into the  traditional culture of the city of Dubai. The Creek will also appeal to bargain hunters, as there are many attractive shopping opportunities to be found here.

The Spice Souk is one of the local attractions near the waters, providing an ambience and local flavour not to be found elsewhere. The multitude of small alleyways presents a mesmeric contrast to the modern high-rise building developments which have been constructed around its borders. In the Spice Souk’s narrow lanes the visitor will encounter a quaintly attractive quarter with many surprising offerings. In the bewildering array of small stalls the visitor will find goods such as a variety of exotic spices in bags of different sizes, rose petals, incense and traditional medicines.

Each of the stalls has merchandise arrayed outside it, and the shopkeepers are always willing to talk about their intriguing wares to visitors. Guests to the city are always welcome to explore the captivating maze of alleyways, which not only provides an insight into Dubai’s traditional past, but is also a great way to escape the bright sun. The lanes adjoining the souk contain numerous bakeries and traditional teashops, where the guest will be able to see local residents drinking coffee or tea and smoking shisha pipes.

Not to be missed is the nearby Gold Souk, which has acquired a strong reputation for offering all kinds of gold merchandise. Here you will find items such as rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches, bangles and more, which are all the more attractive as Dubai features one of the world’s lowest prices for gold.

The Bastakiya District is another fascinating destination with its small lanes, traditional houses and wind towers. This one of a kind neighbourhood features museums, artists’ galleries and small shops where one may barter to obtain the best prices. Cobblers, tailors and gift shops line the alleys.

Visitors to the Emirate may take advantage of the Dubai hotel offers provided by a Dubai airport hotel such as the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. This fine accommodation offers well-appointed rooms and courteous service.