Deira is the area of Dubai north of Dubai Creek and south of the Sharjah border.
It is the traditional commercial center of Dubai and the Creek and its dhows were the historic mode of transport.
Today Deira is split in two parts. There are the old souks (Gold and Spices) near the waterfront, and Dubai International Airport covers a major part of the area into the creek inland.
Deira suffers a lot from traffic congestion as the bridges to Bur Dubai are at full capacity during the rush hour. In hidden backstreets the traditional life still takes place but it is not obvious to the tourist.
Deira Islands Night Souk, being built here by Nakjheel, will be a beautiful, modern interpretation of the traditional Arabic souk set right next to Deira Mall, on Deira Islands, off the coast of Deira.
- A bustling new shopping and dining destination on the 15.3 sq. km, Deira Islands development
- Stretches 1.9 km along Deira Islands’ waterfront
- 5,300 shops and 96 quayside cafés and restaurants
- Easily accessible by road and water, and within walking distance of hotels, residences and Deira Mall