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Satwa District

Satwa St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #90 of 201 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
Traveler Description: There are many small shops in this area with every type of item sold within. Al Satwa is very convient for accessing all parts of Dubai you are only... more »
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Sharjah, Uae
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I just love the Satwa area. It reminds me of Dubai from the past. Lots of small shops with traditional merchandise.Not to forget the textile shops, you find everything: from silk, cotton, chiffon ... Just about everything. We bought the finest material for our daughters wedding dress and had it made by an Indian Taylor in Satwa. (There are lots... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a crazy place! But still a most-go place. Spend a couple of hours here and just walk around. Great to find some nice fabrics and if you are lucky you might find a good tailor. Many tailors but hard to find a good one.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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150 reviews 150 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We spent the whole morning here in pursuit of fabric and tailors to have dresses made. Every shop has a little something different, so it pays to visit them all before you close the deal. Fabrics come from all over the world, and some harken to pricey designer prints. As for tailors, shop around for a few quotes and don't... More

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Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our hotel was in Satwa, so at night when we would come back from our shopping and sight-seeing tours, we would roam around Satwa streets. There are countless shops and eateries, so you will never get bored of this area.

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