Dubai's most convenient souk, Madinat (as it's more commonly referred to) is the perfect place to take Dubai newbies. Modelled on a traditional Arabian souk (but remember you are in the land of luxury, so whether you like it or not, this is pristine and air conditioned, tailored for the comfort of visitors and tourists). A maze of lantern-lit walkways, wind towers and waterways, you can find homeware, art, clothes boutiques, stalls selling souvenirs, along with a plethora of alfresco restaurants and bars.