Dubai is pretty expansive and diverse and one of my travel books broke it up into neighborhoods. So while I get to know the neighborhoods, I thought you might like to as well.
Fact #15: Deira
excerpt from lonely planet's Dubai:
Deira is home to most of Dubai's souqs and dhow wharfage, always buzzing with activity and a fascinating place for a walk in the evenings. Busy Baniyas Sq, also known as Al Nasr Sq, is Deira's centre. Just off Baniyas Rd, the National Bank of Dubai is a beautiful sight at sunset. The neonlit surrounding streets are excellent if you're shopping for carpets or electronics, especially Al-Sabkha Rd, which is also a great place for a quick snack with several good shwarma and hot-chicken shops. Also wonderful for a stroll on a cool winter's night is Al-Mateena Rd., with its palm-filled central reservation and dozens of kebab restaurants.