Around the shopping mall there are plenty of restaurants and cafes that serve local and international cuisines, priced comfortably enough not to put a dent in your pocket. The residential area is very safe and it is a common sight to see families out with their children at any hour of the day and night.
Situated in the bustling district of Deira, the area has plenty of restaurants and shopping outlets and family-friendly fun. Deira City Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in the city and a local favourite. Filled with plenty of well-known shopping and eating brands from all over the world, the mall is always full of local residents and tourists. Some of the biggest brands at Deira City Centre include Virgin Megastore, Debenhams, H&M, Carrefour and much more. The shopping mall also has a cinema and family-friendly arcade where the whole family can enjoy activities like bowling, roller coasters and flight simulators. So if you are looking for a well-placed midrange hotel near Deira City Centre, then the Novotel is just what you need.
If you wish to explore the beauty of Old Dubai, head down to the Deira Creek. The creekside radiates history as this is where Dubai originally begun. Starting as a small fishing and trading port on the banks of Deira, Dubai has now expanding into the sparkling city that it is. Visitors can interact with local tradesmen, take a cruise along the creek on a traditional abra or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. The spot is also a photographer’s hidden gem during sunrise and sunset.
Transport is most convenient in Deira, with a metro station right outside Deira City Centre and a bus station 2 minutes’ walk away. Taxis are plenty and a cheap and quick way to get around the city. The best way to get a taxi is to ask your hotel or if you are at the mall just join the taxi queue.