Experience true Emirati culture in Dubai. Rove City Centre hotel in Deira puts you in the heart of this ancient neighbourhood, where you can experience its rich history and heritage first-hand. From souks to the Creek, there is so much to be discovered. Here’s what you can expect…
Find authentic Dubai culture along the Dubai Creek, an old-world filled with Middle Eastern heritage in Bur Dubai. You can stroll along the water’s edge of Al Seef in a 14km stretch where natural waters from the Arabian Gulf flow. Before Dubai became the sprawling wonderland that it is today, life revolved around these waters.
You’ll be transported to the past, without compromising on the modern necessities in the Arab world, like air conditioning. Clay dons the walls and lamps providing a guiding light at night. When hunger strikes, you can get food and drinks en route from the bars and restaurants serving traditional fare.
To get to the other side of The Creek, take to the waters the old-fashioned way on an Abra, a traditional dhow boat. For just AED 1, you’ll have views of the Dubai skyline from the waters in a duality between the new and old. To upscale your boat ride, you can turn your boat ride into a dhow dinner cruise.
Visit the souks
Wander through the souks to find your share of gold, spices and perfumes. You can enjoy an array of delicious delicacies in between as you make your way through the fragrant markets. Negotiations are a buzz amid the alleyways, with dirhams exchanged for everything from jewels and moments, to the rich natural ingredients like oils and teas.
Al Fahidi is a historical district, home to many old buildings and towers including Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest building. Discover the beauty of the neighbourhood by moving from one public square to the next. You can learn all about the history that weaved the culture of the city at the Dubai Museum here too. The fashionistas can keep an eye out for old school ateliers.
Hotels in Deira: Rove City Centre
Looking for hotels in Deira? Stay with us at Rove City Centre. It is the perfect hub, situated 200m from Deira City Centre Mall, 5 minutes from DXB airport, and 15 minutes from the city’s iconic modern attractions like the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.
Your Rover room will have a city view and come with all of the essentials plus nice-to-haves like a rain shower. If you’re bringing friends and family along, we’ve got interconnecting rooms and extra beds available on request. To cool off from the Arab climate, visit the saltwater pool which is kept at controlled temperatures.
Rest easy and begin your day of explorations with a freshly cooked breakfast and continental spread from The Daily. It runs from 6.30 until 11.30, so you can begin your day at a time that suits you best. Stock up on the essentials and snacks for your mini fridge from our on-site convenience store. There are vegan and vegetarian-friendly options too, as well as great coffee to fuel you through the day.
Ready to experience the traditional side of Dubai? Uncover the authentic sights, sounds and flavours by staying at a hotel in Deira, where the culture never sleeps. Rovers will find themselves in the perfect hub to immerse themselves in Emirati culture and heritage.