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The Gold Souk
The Gold Souk is a traditional market (souk) in Deira. It is located on Baniyas Street, in the heart of eastern Dubai's trade district. The souk consists of over 300 retailers that are both well established stores as well as smaller stores that operate almost exclusively in the souk. By some estimates, approximately 10 tons of gold is present at any given time in the souk. It is bordered to the north by the Dubai Fish and Vegetable Market and the Deira Corniche.
The Spice Souk
The Spice Souk or the Old Souk is another traditional market. It is adjacent to the Gold Souk. It comprises several narrow lanes which are lined with open and closed-roof stores.
Stores in the Spice Souk sell a variety of fragrances and spices from frankincense and shisha to the many herbs used in Arabic and South Asian cuisines. Goods are traditionally displayed in huge sacks which are bursting at the seams. In addition, you can also purchase textiles, incense, rugs and other artifacts at the souk.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
The Fish Market can be a very busy place, especially early in the morning where you will see traders unloading crates of fish, shopkeepers cleaning and gutting and the customers haggling. You will see, asn smell, barrels and giant tubs laden with king fish, red snapper, rock cod, barracuda, tune, lobster, crab, king prawn, sea bream, squid, pomfrets, shark, mackerel, sardine as well as local hammour.
The market has been revamped in recent years. Aside from a seafood restaurant, there is a also museum explaining the history of fishing in the region.