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Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Bargaining allows you to acquire different commodities, such as spice, gold, textiles and perfumes.
Just for fun. Definitely a tourist trap with people yelling out to you to get you to buy things. But worth a visit to get a break from the more modern part of Dubai. You can let your mind wander, and see all the colors,...More
The souks are a great place to visit on both sides of the creek and the cheap water transport makes it easy to go between.
We weren't interested in buying spices due to the difficulty in getting them back to Australia but they are definitely...More
If you are a keen cook looking to buy genuine ingredients this may not be for you. You cannot browse as the shopkeepers are extremely pushy as are the people touring fake watches and bags (they tell you they are fakes). We did buy spices...More
A great place to get good bargains, although you will have to haggle for a good price... saffron is a must have but better come prepared and read on how to distinguish and test pure saffron.
Also make sure to buy Bzar (emirati spice mix)...More
Terrible experience. Hagglers that dont take no for an answer everywhere and aggressive shopkeepers that dont let you leave without buing. Ended up paying 1000 diram for 1 kg barbecuespice just to Get out of the shop. Never going there again. Stay clear of this...More
Visually stunning and the smells were incredible, we really could've spent much more time there exploring the different spices. However, the constant pushing from strangers selling fake bags and watches is uncomfortable, especially for a family traveling with a little girl. We felt very "at...More
Just a visual treat nothing else,instagram friendly, none of the spices smelt original. The traders were just looking to withdraw money from you somehow. “If not this , buy this “, they were trying to convince .. I found Dubai supermarkets much cheaper and authentic....More
Spice souk is historic market but it's a shopping paradise too. You can see many tourist visiting at any time. Shop vendars may annoy you to gain attention for buying stuff. Abra station is also near by. I bought cardamom and some cashew nuts..
We used to live in Dubai over 20 years ago when the Spice Souq was a proper souq and was a riot of colour and smells. We made the mistake of visiting here again last week, it's just off the Creek and has turned into...More
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
You can get there by car - take about 15 minutes from Dubai Mall - but you wanted to go on the Creek - suggest you head for the Creek by taxi and have them drop you at a boat landing. The boat can take you direct to the... More
You can get there by car - take about 15 minutes from Dubai Mall - but you wanted to go on the Creek - suggest you head for the Creek by taxi and have them drop you at a boat landing. The boat can take you direct to the landing about 5 minute walk from the Spice Souk - the Gold Souk is about a further 5 - 10 minute walk from there.
Hi, We are a group of 5 people (4 adults and 1 child aged 5 years) traveling to Dubai in October. After much deliberations, we have made the following itinerary: DAY 1: Reach Dubai at 10 am. Check in at hotel and lunch. Take a helicopter tour in the afternoon from Atlantis (around 3 pm). Maybe visit Jumeriah Mosque after the tour. Rest of the time at Dubai Mall- aquarium, mall and the fountain. Day 2: Hot air balloon safari in the morning. drop at hotel and rest for few hours....More
September 16, 2016|
Looks like a good plan. keep in mind you can not enter the Jumeirah Mosque at any time. Just ensure that Day 3 is not a Friday. btw, the old souqs are not just for shopping as it shows the older parts of the city and how it all started. An abra ride in the creek is nice as well.
use taxi for sightseeing/small tour and itenerary (7 Replies)
End of Januari we (4 adults) have a two day stopover in Dubai.We are staying in Golden Sands 10 On our first day we we want to do a tour with the yellow boat from Dubai Marina about 13.45 pm. We want to go there by taxi but would like to see some things on our way to there. Maybe a small stop to the Creek and Bastakiya (for photos, we come back in the evening), the Jumeirah Mosque and the public beach near Burj al Arab. If we still have time maybe visit Atlantis at the Palm by monorail. Is...More
November 26, 2011|
Unfortunately no reply till now. Can anybody give some advice please.
Expected Budget for Places to Visit in Dubai (3 Replies)
Hi All While juggling in many Sites, I tried to plan my Dubai Tour along with expected Budget to cover places in Dubai. Can someone help me , how could I save money either by using Entertainer App or any other Site OR any other way ? Total Expected 7500 AED for 4 Adult + 1 Child Dubai Mall – No Charges Burj Khalifa – 675 AED Aquarium – 165 AED OR 242 AED Dubai Fountain – No Charges Miralce Garden = 210 AED Global Village – 75 AED Dolpharium – 500AED City Tour - Please...More