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Im pretty new here and my aunt and uncle are coming over to visit for two days in a few weeks! As this is the last trip on their intinerary they wont have a lot of money left. Can anyone recommend some places we can take them which will be cheap but also interesting for them to see!
 

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Start at the bottom of the creek, Shindagha side. Take a look around the small museum there and maybe the heritage village, though this is usually very sleepy during the day. Walk around the creek towards Bur Dubai and the top of the fabric souk.

Walk up and down the fabric souk, will take 5 mins max, and get hassled to buy Chinese made synthetic pashminas. Where you went into the fabric souk is also the station for the public abras. Take one of these across the creek to the spice souk, cost was 1 AED per person last time I did this.

Don't bother with the spice souk but it's a 5-10 minute walk to the gold souk from here. Laugh at all the outlandish jewellery and fend of guys trying to sell you fake watches and handbags every two minutes.

If you do want to buy jewellery, haggle hard but remember to leave yourself plenty of time to do so. You want to be closing at around 50% of the original asking price but it's worth knowing the price of gold, silver by weight before you go.

If you do want a fake watch or handbag, they'll lead you off to some back street apartment. Don't worry, it's safe and remember to haggle with them too. If you don't want to buy don't feel obliged to, just say you'll have a look around and be back.

Overall, this is the other side of Dubai and definitely worth seeing, it can be hectic and westerns can be a little out their comfort zone. Don't worry, you're perfectly safe and remember jewellery traders probably walk the same streets with thousands in cash in a briefcase.

When you're done, take the tunnel under the creek that will bring you at Shindagha where you started and take a needed rest and have an Arabic mezze at one of the restaurants there.
 
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