Dubai For 48 Hours: Around The Deira Gold Souk

Quite far from Jumeirah Beach, I wanted more to discover around the Deira Gold Souk (the gold souk, pictures 1, 2 & 3) than the souk itself, in operation since the 40’s. Not very exciting, I love jewelry but not yellow gold! It would have 10 tons of gold in the souk. Okay. So after an express stop to the famous Mall of the Emirates (post to come), the taxi stops me in Sikkat Al-Khail Road in the Deira district, at the entrance to the souk. Most of the shops are closed and empty of tourists groups. Great. And I go to the docks where there are authentic colorful dhows (Arab traditional boats). Indian and Iranian crews load and unload goods (picture 4). Long walk on foot, followed by a short shuttle boat ride to Dubai Heritage. Along the way, I stumbled upon the Museum of Women (picture 5): Too late for a visit.

Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2013, tous droits réservés. 

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