Head to the old trading center of Bur Dubai, on the opposite side of Dubai Creek from Deira, and discover a number of colorful fabrics in the Textile Souk.
You can skim through an endless selection of raw silk, cotton, and embroidered fabrics at this market.
You're bound to find the exact print and color you're looking for among the reels of cloth. Plus, you can hunt out sparkling sequins, buttons and lace.
Take a traditional abra water taxi across the Creek to get here - the ride costs just one dirham and lets you experience the historic neighborhoods from the water.
It's best to visit early in the morning or in the evening - and remember to barter.
Afterwards, treat yourself to an Arabic delicacy at the Bayt Al Wakeel restaurant, located next to the abra station.
Source: Visit Dubai