Complete Guide for Tourists Visiting Deira in Dubai for the First Time

Think of the time you were a tourist in a city, There is always so much to discover and less time for it. So what to do? Try to absorb in as much as you may during your stay and do not waste your time commuting between various tourist attractions of a particular city.

Though every city has major attractions which no one wants to miss no matter what but there can surely be much more things waiting to be explored. Making sure it doesn’t happen to the ones visiting Dubai; we can help you in exploring the city from the area- Deira.

What to look out for?



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The gold souk and spice souk are situated very closely from each other and can be covered at one go. It is the reason Dubai is called the “City of Gold”. Around 300 retailers displays their assortment of gold and diamond jewelry at their shops and it looks amazing. Spice souk has narrow lanes filled with many spices and herbal aromas. Traditional medicines can also be found here.


To know and understand the history of security and police service in the city, the Naif Museum is a must visit of this part of the town. The museum is a part of Naif Polie station which has 2 showrooms that showcases various medals, uniforms, badges and weapons which were used since the department formation in 1956. The entry to this museum is free.



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Diera clocktower is 17th most beautiful clock across the world according to Telegraph newspaper. It is also called Dubai Clocktower and is a monument located at Diera area of Dubai city. It was built as Dubai symbol because before Dubai-Abu Dhabi road, all main routes to Dubai met here in Deira.

What to do?


Best way to be safe during high temperatures is staying indoors. City center Diera allows you to be busy for few hours. From cinemas and high street to high end shopping marts, one will not get bored. Even your little ones can have fun by enjoying indoor entertainment play house which provides all the enjoyment they need with exciting rides and games.



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Diera streets are very appealing and captivating. Each house here has retailers which sells everything from clothes to electronic appliances. You can even negotiate with them. And it’s not only about shopping. These areas are also famous for best Lebanese, Asian and Iraqi restaurants in the town. If you are looking for delicious food, you definitely are going to find authentic ones here at these food joints. Fresh juices, fruit salads and fruit bouquets are offered at Rigga road but the eye catchy thing is displaying of fruits hanging all over the place which is enchanting.

What to eat?



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Isn’t it cool to dine at a place which keeps revolving 360 degrees while you are having your meal? Yes, the Dubai’s Al Dawaar of Hyatt Regency offers spectacular view of Creek and Old Dubai along with of the skyline in distance. Enjoy the dishes while getting a view of whole city.


While floating on the Creek, the idea of having tea fascinates you, then you are going to love the BBQ donut located at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Its experience allows you to relish bites and beverages with eight people at the max in these little rings. You can opt for a captain with you if you please to.


Radisson Blu is situated along Diera Creek which has fish market restaurant. It doesn’t have typical menu style venue restaurant but here you select your kind of seafood from the display and request to have it cooked that way. It can be anything, from tiger prawns in lemon butter garlic sauce to crab in black pepper sauce. What finally comes to your place is mouth watering.

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