The Deira Fish Market in Dubai, UAE, is sometimes an overwhelming mix of pungent smells and haggling customers surrounded by every imaginable sea life on ice. The floors can be wet and slimy so wear washable shoes. The comradeship among the Arabic vendors is genuine. Nearby you can shop for meat, vegetables, spices and gold jewelry in the various souks. However, it was announced in 2013 that the fish market will soon be replaced, so hurry if you want to catch it.