Meet Dubai's older region at Deira spice souk

Bur Dubai is a region in Dubai that has been there much longer than the rest of the city. It’s less glitzy, less expensive and didn’t shoot out of nowhere in a matter of a decade. Here I visited the Deira spice souk (market) where merchants have been selling their goods for many centuries. Next to the spice souk there’s also a gold souk and a grand souk (selling more general goods).

It was nice to discover a bit of local culture and flavour as we strolled in between the little shops. Most of them sell the same spices, making the art of bargaining a very important if you’re looking for a good deal. Most of the spices are sold in their most raw form and it makes for some pretty pictures.

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Eating the world at The Cheese Cake Factory

In Dubai you’re able to eat at all the world’s most famous restaurants. They have chains for everything from Nando’s to TGI Fridays and they’re quite proud of the fact that they brought the world to the middle of the desert. A great example of this is The Cheese Cake Factory. This is a popular American restaurant and also the place where Penny works in Big Bang Theory.

Whether you like cheese cake or not, you’ll definitely find something to please your taste here. Expect anything from Caramel Peacan, Snickers Bar and Oreo to Mango, White Chocolate Rasberry and  Fresh Banana.

It’s a pretty popular place for the locals to hang out, not only for the cheese cake but also the food. Once again, the variety is incredible. Just to give you an idea, the noodles and rice dishes are very close to the pizzaa-pasta section which is just a page or two from the Mexican food. Everything I tasted was really good and the food is very flavoursome – pretty impressive actually.

And for the last bit of extravagance, The Cheese Cake Factory is in Dubai Mall, just the biggest shopping mall in the world. It’s all about biggest, tallest and widest variety in Dubai.

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