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Satwa District

Address: Satwa St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #138 of 288 things to do in Dubai
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining

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Gotland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
308 reviews 308 reviews
90 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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