24 December 2016

Gold Souk

Deira
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Coordinates: 25.270874, 55.298314

Deira is the oldest part of Dubai, on the eastern front of the Dubai Creek. It houses the Gold Souk which Cat holds much affection for. It is also Dubai's most famous and visited souk, with a labyrinth of covered walkways that is home to hundreds of retailers offering a very large selection of jewelry made from gold, silver, diamond and other precious metals and stones.

Dubai, City of Gold!


yes indeed
Cat's eyes literally lit up


walking purposefully


where do we begin?

It's a fascinating place that should be on the list of everyone visiting Dubai, even if you don't intend to buy (in this case, my dear wife).


this display immediately caught our eye 
wonder how much a vest would cost?


beyond our wildest imagination


'worth its weight in gold', literally!

From this point onwards we’ll let the photos do the talking:

strangely, no security personnel in sight


this intrigued us Boys


distinctly gangsta style


we're in the 'hood!


for a Muslim country, they're pretty open minded


the Lord Jesus flanked by his guardians?


this crucifix was really appealing to me


this one too


we'll take them all


in our dreams, of course


wonder if I can ever afford this

Finally managing to tear herself away, Cat was crestfallen as she joined us to make our way back across the Dubai Creek.