I grew up in the Bur Dubai side of Dubai but as I grow up I began to notice the slow shift of all things old to new in bur Dubai, it's still considered "Old" to many, however there lies an Area in Dubai that hasn't developed that quick, Deira.
It is simply mesmerising to still be able to visit an area that holds such an old essence to it, by that I mean several things like:
-The Ability to buy in Bulk (Try that in Dubai Mall ha!)
-The hardship of finding parking (Worse than Dubai mall on a friday, yes)
-The simple & rustic atmosphere of the whole Area
-The huge amounts of roasters, kitchen equipment stores, spice sellers, gold sellers, coffee sellers, utensils (everything kitchen basically), and awesome small cafeterias that cater to the nationalities which means mostly indian, pakistani, Afghani, and iranian too.
-The amazing strategic location, you have the spice souq, the old souq, THE OVERFLOWING MUSEUMS (Women Museum, Al Ahmadiyah School, The old Government office museum, and many more that you'll spot.
-& Finally, the people. I think it's the people that make this area so so special.
Thats why, this video gives you a small glimpse of the vibe of Deira. The People, the harbour, the shops, the sellers, everything.