So I had a free day, what to do..
I asked around and it seems there isn’t many attractions in Dubai, the Burg Al Arab area…Emirates Mall and its snow thing, some other shopping centres and that’s about it.
I wanted to find a street market or Bazaar, so I got recommended Deira, about the nearest you can get in Dubai.
It’s a bunch of streets and alleys with various shops, mostly selling Gold and Fabrics like Burquas and Pashminas.
There’s also electrical shops and all the other normal stuff.
We headed to a Pakistan restaurant for lunch.
The bill was a reasonable 37 dirhams, e.g. RM37
I have to say the food quality in Dubai is consistently high, you can go and eat anywhere and it’s good, any small place or back alley cafe.
There’s a saying that the King can just drop by any old restaurant and eat unexpected, so everyone has to keep their standards high at all times, I don’t know if it’s true or it’s just a rumour.
The streets are bustling around Deira with a lot of shops and of course shoppers!
A good place to do some Street Photography!
Of course I took a walk through the City of Gold.
There was a lot of gold, but the funny thing is it reminded me of Petaling Street more than anything else, due to the fact someone would come up to me every 5 minutes and try to sell me fake watches..
“Watches sir? Nice watches! Big Watches, we have Rolex, Tag, Omega!”
There’s also some odd stuff like this female dummy wearing male clothes..
They are so rich, even their buildings are gold!
The hotel room was ok, quite small but nice and clean…it was RM325 for a 3 star hotel though, wow, can get a 5 star in KL for cheaper!
Goodbye smokey Arabia, will see you at the end of the month!