Making a list of souvenirs from Dubai, do not forget to include a box of dates in it. These juicy fruits have a bunch of useful properties, they satisfy hunger and are insanely delicious.
In the Emirates, more than 100 varieties of dates are represented, such a diversity can not be found anywhere else in the world. And it's not surprising that one-fifth of the world's harvest of these fruits is grown here.
In addition, for thousands of years of cultivation of these fruits Arabs invented hundreds of ways to prepare them. Fresh, dried, glazed - in the Emirates dates are glazed in chocolate, poured with honey, jam and syrup is make of them, sometimes they are stuffed with nuts... And this is not a complete list of date fantasies of Arab culinary specialists :)
How to do?
1. In Dubai, you can try dates in a special date supermarket, shopping moll, cafe or on the market. Try all sorts and don't forget to buy some home.
Where to do?
The old Spice Souk is not yet touched by «the civilization» it keeps traditions and primordial appearance, but the number of shop counters here reduce every year.40
Location: Deira district, D 85, Al Ras (just off Sikkat Al Khail Rd).
Open hours: the market is open seven days a week from 10:00 to 22:00, on Friday it opens at 16:00.
1 kilogram of dates costs about 60 dirhams.
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