Konnichiwa! Hisashiburi 🙂
Now that Fashion Week is over I can get back to my Dubai posts.
One of my favorite days was spent at the Souks in Old Dubai, an area called Deira. The Gold Souk was fascinating and I now understand why Dubai has been stamped “The City of Gold.” Make sure to wear your sunglasses when walking down the rows of endless bling as it blinds you from the store-front windows. I started from the beginning and walked all the way to the end, window shopping, drooling over the amazing pieces of solid Gold and would often pop in and try on a few chunky bracelets and necklaces.
|TOP: ZARA SKIRT: LAGUNA MOOD|
In between the Gold Shops were little alleys lined with tiny stores that sold pashminas and hand-made shoes. I had a great time trying on all the different pashminas and haggling with the store clerk. After my purchase, I asked him to tie the scarf traditionally around my head which I kept that way the rest of the day. I tried on the shoes, and although I love the idea of wearing hand-made shoes from Dubai; I looked more like Santa’s helper than indulging in risky fashion.
Of course we made our way to the famous Spice Souk. It is not hard to find as the pungent aromas can be smelled from blocks away. The narrow alley is filled literally from the ground floor to the tops of doorways with barrels of various spices. We loaded up on a variety of pepper, saffron, and a randon mix the clerk put together to help with my allergies 🙂 Let’s hope it works.