Deira Dubai overview
Deira is an area in Dubai located on the eastern side of the Dubai Creek. In the past, Deira was known as the commercial center of Dubai. Now the area is home to many tourist attractions as well as the Deira City Center—one of the main shopping malls in Dubai.
Things to do in Deira
1. Deira City Center
Deira City Center is a shopping mall in Dubai with over 370 stores and 60 restaurants & cafes. The mall is also home to a Magic Planet entertainment center, VOX Cinemas and Bowling City.
2. Deira Souks
There are several souks located in Deira including the Gold Souk, Perfume Souk and Spice Souk. These souks are ideal places to find unique items and gifts from Dubai.
3. Deira Fish Market
The Deira Fish Market is the one of the best places in Dubai to buy fresh fish, meat and produce. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything at the market, it is a place worth visiting to experience the atmosphere.
4. Dhow Wharfage
The dhow wharfage is a great place to go sightseeing in Deira. Here you will see pallets full of everything from rubber to chewing gum being loaded and unloaded on the docks. If you visit this area, try chatting with the sailors and asking for a tour of their dhow.
5. Al Mamzar Beach
Al Mamzar Beach is a beautiful beach park located in Deira. The beach includes playgrounds, a swimming pool and barbecue areas. This is a perfect place to relax for an afternoon.
6. Deira Clocktower
The Deira Clocktower was listed by the Telegraph newspaper as one of the most beautiful clocks in the world. It is a historical monument in Dubai that now features light and water shows.
Hotels in Deira
Ibis Deira City Center
Ibis Deira City Center features 365 contemporary designed rooms. The hotel is located in front of the Deira City Center Mall and is just 200 meters from two metro stations.
Al Khaleej Palace
Al Khaleej Palace is a 4-star hotel located on Al Maktoum Street. The hotel has 88 rooms and an outdoor pool. Tours of Dubai can be arranged directly through the hotel.
Holiday Inn Downtown
The Holiday Inn Downtown is located in the center of Deira. The hotel features 139 rooms with panoramic views of Dubai.
Crowne Plaza Deira
The Crowne Plaza Deira features 300 rooms and suites. The hotel is located close to two metro stations. There are several fine dining restaurants located at the hotel as well such as Spice Island.
Hilton Dubai Creek
The Hilton Dubai Creek is a five-star hotel that offers stunning views of the creek. There are 150 rooms at the hotel that are decorated in a contemporary design. The hotel is located close to the souks.
Where to eat in Deira
Traditional Indian dishes are served up with a modern twist at Ashiana. The restaurant is located at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel.
Manila Grill offers Filipino cuisine, including many dishes made from beef, pork and seafood. The hotel is located on the ground floor of the Asiana Hotel in Deira.
Spice Island features buffet style dining with a selection of foods from countries like India, China, Thailand and beyond. The restaurant is located in the Crowne Plaza hotel in Deira.
Traditional Japanese cuisine is served up at Miyako located in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Deira. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes ranging from sushi to teppanyaki.
The Boardwalk is a creekside dining establishment. The location is the perfect place to relax while enjoying a meal.