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Satwa District

Satwa St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #57 of 111 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is easy to come to Dubai and ht the malls and think that you have been to Dubai. Well, you also need to make it to a few of the communities and one that is a must is Satwa. Good cheap eats and stuff. I particularly like the fabric on sale but you can find car stuff, just stuff,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

all time traffic jams, not worth to visit. old buildings with old shops and the products offered there are below the average as per the quality. most of the people there are expats so you will hardly meet the local of the emirate of Dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you looking to fix your phone or buy a part for your car so satwa is best place for that but don't accept the price try to make less negotiate and you also visit traditional restaurants and experience Dubai.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Satwa is the place to go to experience the cultural diversity of Dubai. No where else in the emirate can you see the mash up of culture. From food to clothing, Russians to Filipinos, everything is in Satwa.

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Sharjah, Uae
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had my very first shawarma in Satwa hours after arriving in Dubai in Dec 1993. It was an assault to the senses to walk around Satwa. For a newbie, everything was heightened: the lights, the sounds, the smells. Years later, I managed to start roaming the smaller shops, hidden from view but holding so much little treasures. It's where... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Al Satwa is one of the busiest area of Dubai with 2 main roads - Al Diyfah and Al Satwa Road. Al Diyfah Street is full of great little cafes, restaurants and a variety of clothing outlets. There are numerous tailors in this area who can whip up a suit, shirts, trousers in a couple of days. Take your design... More 

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Ottawa
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292 reviews 292 reviews
88 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

You can shop for textile and clothing. This is the place where you can by a cotton dress for 40aed. Tailors can do whatever you want in a blink of an eye for cheap prices. Worth a walk and then lunch at Ravi.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

full of shops on a long main road. Half philipino half indian/pakistani. At night it's very busy and getting a taxi can be a nightmare but the lights, buzzing atmosphere , and authentic cultures more than make up for that.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

One of Dubai hidden jewels even for Dubai local people. One of the oldest shopping areas, very crowded and confusing to roam, but you can find everything there and cheap prices too! Explore the new mini shops which sells buttons and textiles material or furniture or the mini tailors who can do you fashionable dresses in cheap prices!

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London
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wanted to get some things made and the taxi driver brought us to Al Satwa. It's busy and bustling but you'll find someone selling or offering a service for just about everything you need. I've been to Al Karama before, and this was my first time to Al Satwa, but I'd say they've got a much wider range of everyday... More 

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