Deira

Deira is the oldest part of Dubai. It lies of the eastern side of the Creek and stretches down from its mouth to Garhoud and Dubai Festival City. The area has plenty to offer in terms of hotels, restaurants, souks and shops, but suffers from horrendous traffic congestion.

Real Estate – Apartments

Apartments are the main form of residential accommodation in Deira. Rents and prices are cheaper than in other parts of the Dubai, primarily because of the age of the buildings, traffic congestion etc. Newer, executive apartments can be found near the Creek.

View of Deira and Dubai Creek
Deira and Dubai Creek

Hotels

Hotels and places to stay in and around Deira include:

  • Coral Dubai Deira Hotel
  • Click City Hotel
  • Avenue Hotel Dubai
  • Copthorne Hotel Dubai
  • Fortune Grand Hotel
  • Monaco Hotel
  • Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga
  • Simba Hotel baithans group
  • Versailles by Raviz Hotel
  • Marco Polo Hotel

Restaurants

Deira offers an excellent choice of restaurants.

The list was last updated on Sunday 4th of October 2020.

NameAddressCuisinePriceDetails
Al DawaarHyatt Regency Dubai
Deira
Arabic$$$Revolving restaurant and lounge on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency. Offers great views of Deira and beyond.
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AseelahRadisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Deira
Arabic$$$Arabic restaurant at the Radisson Blu. Licensed. Entertainment and belly dancing.
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Creekside Japanese RestaurantSheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Deira
Japanese$$Japanese restaurant at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers in Deira. Buffet nights feature various Asian cuisines. Terrace offers good views of the Dubai Creek.
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Danial RestaurantTwin Towers, Baniyas Road
Deira
Arabic, Iranian$$Buffet restaurant. Good range of dishes. Good value for money.
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MiyakoHyatt Regency Dubai
Deira
Japanese$$$Established Japanese restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Dubai. Licensed. Simple wood interior.
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The PubRadisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Deira
Pub, British$$British-style pub. Cosy interior with wood-panelled walls.
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Yum!Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Deira
Asian$$Pan-Asian restaurant with open kitchen. Dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore etc.
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Shopping

The area is well served by supermarkets and shopping malls (Deira City Centre, Al Ghurair Centre). The Deira Fish Market and most of the city’s souks are also here (Gold Souk, Perfume Souk, and Spice Souk).

Spice Souk, Deira, Dubai
Spice Souk

Attractions & Entertainment

There are cinemas at both the Deira City Centre and Al Ghurair City shopping malls. The Deira City Centre also boasts a children’s entertainment centre.

Schools

With most expatriate families preferring to live in other areas of Dubai, international schools in Deira are thin on the ground. The Cambridge International School in Garhoud and those at Dubai Festival City are fairly close.

Map of Deira

Interactive map of Deira. Places of interest in Bur Dubai, on the western side of the Creek are also shown. This area is easily accessible from Deira by Metro or abra.

Photo Credit: shanid chirammal, Coralie Semelle/Shutterstock

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