Global Village was started in 1996. It is situated beside the Dubai Greek, and incorporated small independent kiosks, selling products from various countries around the world. Visitor figures have increased annually and the number of countries participating has also grown. It is now Dubai’s newest tourism destinations in Dubai Tour Packages. It village itself is located on Emirates Road and brings together the customs and cultures from around the world.
Souks are Arabic Markets where all kinds of goods are bought, sold and exchanged. The myriad of souks are located on both banks of the Creek, but predominantly in Deira.
1) Gold Souk:
Dubai is one of the major shopping destinations of the world. It is also regarded as the city of gold, as it features wide range of jewellery stores. There are approximately 700 jewellery stores including 300 Gold Souk. Low import duties and no tax make Dubai one of the cheapest places in the world to buy gold. Souks are major highlights of Dubai tourism, as you would be provided with wide range of necklaces, rings, earrings, chains, bangles and more. Designs can be traditional or modern, bold or conservative, loud or sober, sturdy or delicate.
2) Spice Souk:
Dubai Spice Souk sells spices imported from all over the Middle East. Kept out in the open in huge sacks, these spices and dried fruits are considered to be some of the best buys in Dubai. On sale are the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, dried fruit and nuts imported from all over the Middles East.
3) Perfume Souks:
At Dubai Perfume Souk, thousands of different sweet aromas and fragrance looks inviting. From traditional Arabic ittars to latest designer perfumes, you can find all under one roof. Arabic perfumes are very strong and spicy unlike light floral western perfumes. At Dubai Perfume Souk, incense in the form of compressed powder, crystal, rock or wood is also sold.