Sunday, January 16, 2011
Exploring Deira; Northeast side of Dubai Creek
sheesha time with a big water pipe called hookah. Rather narrow streets surrounded by an array of oldish looking concrete buldings are not too rich-looking but vibrant and you would hardly ever see women.
The gold souq was rather easy to find. It was basically filled with lots of tourists. The souq has around 100 or more stores selling all kinds of gold jewelries. I was hoping to get a big discount on a pair of white gold earings (btw, you can negotiate the price almost everywhere), but I realized that you can only negotiate so much. After all, like my hubby said, gold is gold. So, I gave up on the idea of buying something there, and we walked towards the creek. We found another smallish souq right by the creek and went into one of the spice stores. The small store was packed with all kinds of spices. We got a package of saffran, which was much cheaper than the US of course, cinamon sticks, and anise.
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