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Address: Satwa St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Everyone visiting dubai should have a walk around satwa it's The other side of life in dubai, where the workers live and eat, some good local eateries here, fresh Iranian bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Wirral
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everyone visiting dubai should have a walk around satwa it's The other side of life in dubai, where the workers live and eat, some good local eateries here, fresh Iranian bread stralight from the oven is fantastic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Once a prime plot in Dubai's history this place still holds some of the gems from old days. Can find almost anything for a common man there within the surrounding.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent spot to have a look at the other side of Dubai life; no flashy 5 star hotels this is real life for the workers of Dubai. Great street food (especially Ravi's!), great spots for haircuts and shaves, having clothes altered and the like. Its vibrant and heaving after dark... love to wander and people watch!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Satwa its one of the oldest hoods in the city and its a favorite within the south Asian community of workers. There are lots of hidden gems and its a great place to go if you need something fix. From cellphones, to clothing, from framing to cheap supplies. As an attraction, there is not much to see. You might find... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Best for bargain shopping, you get the same stuff like big mall in less than half the price. Walk yourself through those little tiny streets to find some real cheap shops selling exactly the same stuff like other big malls and supermarkets.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ive been to meena bazaar and Deira, and i would say Satwa is a bit more chilled out for shopping,the prices are much more reasonable, the shopkeepers seem a bit more easy going.

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Gotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Been there to stroll around and do some other shopping. It's more for locals than for tourists. Loads of electronics repair shop. Good if you got a broken mobile phone. Some cheap clothing, non European mostly. Nothing you would wear at home. There are some ok finds, such as gold and fabrics. Otherwise furniture shops, repair shops of all kind... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I far prefer eating in Satwa than in any of the Dubai malls. A bit like being in India or Karachi or even Cairo. Great value Indian and Pakistani food. I also buy my spectacles at European optics there.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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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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