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Dubai Spice Souk

Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+98 911 313 8170
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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"buy spices"
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"shop keepers"
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"sights and smells"
in 8 reviews
"dry fruits"
in 11 reviews
"abra station"
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"al ras"
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"for sale"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 33 reviews
"nice experience"
in 9 reviews
"saffron"
in 96 reviews
"spicy"
in 473 reviews
"vendors"
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"bargaining"
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"incense"
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"gold"
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"souvenirs"
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a really unique place to visit. It has all sorts of spices that I haven;t even seen before. Really value for money too.

Thank Siham E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to the gold souk, you’ll find a wide array of spices and a lot of beautiful colors at the spice souk. Take a walk trough the souk and locals will approach you to taste all the arabica flavor of the spices. Bought a...More

Thank Jady03
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many times the merchants tried to get out attention to follow them in their store. When you are finally inside they sell you their product with most profit. We got the best deal in the normal supermarket. Only Cremes were cheaper. Price for dates was...More

Thank janseitter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A variety of fragrance, tastes and sounds. An interesting place to see but prices are very high. Even if they offer you 50% discount that would be 300% more expensive than in a regular shop or supermarket. Be careful as they often say prices per...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Far more interesting (to me) than the Gold Souk, the spice souk provided an education in so many spices I didn't even know existed and though we didn't buy any we found the stall keepers very happy to tell us about their wares.

Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No need to do a tour to get here. Take the metro to Al Ras metro station and pay 1 dirham to cross the canal in a boat (takes about 5 mins). Very easy and there are officials from the RTA that will direct you....More

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dubai spice soukes are amazing, full of wonderful smells and hidden alley ways. Most of the stall holders are friendly and will allow you to take photos of their spices, though you should keep in mind that it can come across as rude if you...More

Thank Travellers4life_12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the spice souk is a different experience..Spices predominantly Iranian.. Lovely smells. If u want to buy check out prices across shops and then settle on one..Be ready to bargain..Friendly vendors..good stuff..

Thank flower2975
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The Spice Souk is among the most colorful places in Deira and is unsurprisingly, popular with tourists of all nationalities. The shops here boast of a huge collection of natural spices and condiments. Most shops are owned by Indians or Pakistanis and their main clientele...More

Thank iammanish2015
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Do not go there, do not buy anything there! For 100g of curry and 100g of garam masala they wanted 850dhs. There was no option to give less money, really angry seller. We've left that place because we didn't feel safety there.

Thank Sebastian S
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Danny R
January 18, 2018|
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Response from ritesh d | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Can’t really remember because our guide took us there. Sorry for that.
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82Jasmin82
November 28, 2017|
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Response from flamboyant55 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any shop in particular as most shops there sell saffron. You will have to do a little hunting but don't forget to bargain as you will definitely find differences in prices from shop to shop. Enjoy & hope you find... More
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grigg370
July 22, 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grigg, if you are talking about the yellow granular salt (or that is what it looked to me) yes. They don't sell it on every stand, but there are few which they do.
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