From gorgeous perfume bottles and jewellery to carpets and daggers, this part of the world has wonderful artisanship. Places like Wafi’s Khan Murjan souk are worth a look for the atmospheric (yet calm) vibe, however most souks in malls are overpriced. For bargain shopping hit Sharjah’s Blue Souk, which is worth the drive thanks to low prices and a mind-bogglingly wide range of wares – just don’t venture there on a weekday at rush hour. Khan Murjan, Wafi, (04 324 4100), Blue Souk, Sharjah, (no number). To see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.