First a warning the Dubai Creek Metro stop does not take you to the area of the creek you might expect, as you will see from the film. The Gold Souk and Spice Souk are one side of the creek and the Old Souk and Heritage Village are on the other side nearer to the cruise terminal.
Heritage Village and Old Souk or Textile Souk
This is a much more laid back souk than the Gold Souk and Spice Souk across the Creek. It is also known as the Textile Souk, but it sells much more. In this area, there is a restaurant on the water and an Asian Restaurant upstairs. The water station has boats that will take you across to the other souks. Built in 1997, at the Al Shindagha historic neighbourhood, the Heritage Village is open each day, but on Sunday’s does not open until 3pm. It is something to see on the way back to the ship. It shows the traditional life style, customs, professions and local craftsmanship in the Emirate of Dubai. It is a great opportunity to to see local life ranging from coastal, desert to country and mountain life in a short time in one space.
In all, Doris Visits has ten films on Dubai. Amazingly seven of them whilst primarily about different areas go into shopping and are listed here. It is worth watching them all if you are planning a few days there. If you want to see the Doris Visits films on Dubai we have many. Shopping in Dubai, Souks near the cruise terminal, Marina and Beach, Burj Khalifa and Eating Posh, Dubai Madinat. If you are new to Doris Visits Cruise TV then welcome, please sign up to our Facebook Page and share with fellow cruisers. We are at sea every month of the year somewhere and post new films of cruise destinations each week. Facebook.
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- A number of ships are now basing themselves in Dubai and offering cruises locally or back and forth through the Suez Canal now it has been expanded and is open for big business. Fly cruises and cruises. The Arcadia is going there.
- P&O Cruises to Dubai – Click here
- Fred Olsen Cruises to Dubai – Click here
- Thomson Cruises – Thomson Dubai Cruises
- Saga Cruises – Click here