Explore the treasure troves of Deira for affordable gifts handpicked by Rove Hotels
Ahead of the festive season, why not explore the atmospheric souks of Deira and discover Dubai’s hidden treasures. Like the best treasure hunts, we believe the fun is in the finding. Allow Rove Hotels to inspire your festive shopping with a selection of handpicked affordable gifts discovered in the heart of the bustling souks.
Rove Hotels offer the modern-day explorer the jump off point for their next adventure and are soon to open an exciting new second property in the heart of Dubai’s maritime heritage. The newly opened Rove City Centre is located just a short walk from the many hidden gems and authentic experiences that Deira has to offer from atmospheric souks to spice emporiums and culinary delights.
Rove Hotels has hand selected festive gifts for friends and family from the aromatic Deira Spice Souq, inspired by the deep maritime heritage of Dubai Creek. From Indian spices to Moroccan blended teas, Arabic coffee, frankincense aromas and leather stitched festive footwear, there’s a roving gift on offer for everyone.
Arabian tea set
The seafaring roots of Dubai with influences from India and Sri Lanka have made tea a part of the destination’s cultural landscape. The spice souk is abundant with fresh spices, blended teas and stunning tea sets.
Price: Tea pot (65 AED), set of 6 Moroccan tea glasses (AED 30), large pack of dried rose buds and petals (AED 15)
Arabian coffee set
Deeply rooted within Arabic culture, coffee is a key aspect of local welcoming traditions. This beautiful copper pot, combined with Arabian coffee beans is ideal for the coffee aficionado.
Price: Coffee pot (AED 40), fresh ground coffee (AED 30)
Pestle & Mortar
Perfect for the ultimate foodie, a must have kitchen accessory with blend of five colourful peppercorn varieties to create an aromatic rub for your festive meal.
Price: Granite pestle & mortar (AED 50), hand selected pack of five peppercorns (AED 15)
Festive tea box
In homage to Deira’s status as the crossroads between India and Europe, this gorgeously packaged tea makes a perfect stocking filler and can be found in every flavour imaginable from aromatic lemon, to cinnamon and vanilla.
Price: Tea box (AED 25 each)
Home to soothing spices, Moroccan oils, relaxing teas, dried nuts, fruit and more, the Spice Souk is abundant with naturally inspired wellbeing gifts such as the traditional kohl makeup and locally made camel milk soap in festive flavours.
Price: Camel Milk Soap (AED 25), Kohl (AED 5)
A touch of saffron
Crowned the king of spices, Saffron is a prized delicacy known worldwide for its flavour, vibrant colour and healing properties. Choose from small trinket size boxes to hand selected fresh bags of the luxury spice.
Price: 10 grams of top grade Saffron (AED 90)
Contemporary cushion cover
With an array of colourful Indian textiles Bur Dubai is a feast for the home decorator’s eye. Choose from contemporary to classic inspired cushion covers to suit any personal style.
Price: Cushion cover (AED 80)
Elephant cushion cover
A perfect playful gift for the little ones – a colourful handstitched elephant cushion cover available in a range of sizes, colours and featuring different animals.
Price: Large cushion cover (AED 50)
With a sparkling pair in every colour and size imaginable, hand stitched soft leather slippers are the perfect festive footwear. Alternatively place them in a box frame for an original gift.
Price: A pair (AED 80)
Frankincense diffuser set
A diffuser set with a difference, this frankincense and burner will infuse the air with festive relaxing aromas that originate from the Middle East.
Price: Pot of frankincense (AED 35), Burning diffuser (AED 25)
Bag of treats (AED 15)
A sparkling festive accessory to collect small treats perfect for little girls this festive season. For the boys, a pot of chocolate rocks makes the perfect stocking filler.
Price: Bag (AED 5) Chocolate Rocks (AED 10)
Note: Prices vary and are dependent on the seller.