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Dubai Spice Souk

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+98 911 313 8170
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All reviews buy spices sights and smells shop keepers dry fruits abra station al ras for sale worth a visit nice experience saffron vendors spicy bargaining frankincense cardamom gold souvenirs
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite labeled as the spice souk, 5/10 stores were selling tourists souvenir its not traditional at all it all became too commercial. Didn't like it at all

Thank manucanuck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They saw us coming and we were taken in by a smooth talking spice seller. Not remembering the exchange rate we paid 8 gbp for Saffron then discovered we could get it cheaper in the UK. The worst rip off was paying 13 pence per...More

Thank And1176
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of my favorite places. Very vintage building and the shops had a good variety of lanterns, spices and touristy goodies.

Thank tietzkaren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a more authentic souk experience this place is good. Be aware, most shop keepers are persistent and forward, they will approach you as you walk down the aisle. Bargaining is customary. Be firm and if you walk away they will attempt to regain your...More

Thank flipper0211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The spice souk is a very different experience from the polished and polite Dubai malls. The very pushy sellers will try to lure you into their shops, and - at least that was my experience - basically try to rip you off. In my case...More

2  Thank dortea102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably a nice souk that is completely destroid by agressive sellers. I guess we were able to walk about 2 meters before we were attached by a new seller. Extremely iritating. But if you first stop at a shop they have lots of nice spices...More

1  Thank Tore S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a foodie, and don't mind a bit of hustle and bustle, don't miss the Spice Souk. Get comfortable saying "No, thank you" and get ready to bargain. Once you've picked a Souk for purchases, the shop owners will spend as much time as...More

Thank jocJ1683KT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like shopping in souks. This is such a vibrant part of Dubai. The colours and odours are heady, and the sellers persistent. Be firm but treat them with respect - they too have a family to care for. My three rules of bartering...More

Thank Prystal58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found one of the many spice shops near the road and spent quite some time there. They had bins of spices that they would bag for us to purchase. Floral tea, dates, figs, and miscellaneous items were also available. We bargained for the spices...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spice souk was very interesting and entertaining and bargaining was indeed the name of the game. We were very sure we would not buy anything but alas.. we walked away with fresh dates, gold playing cards and even a full male Arabic garb~!

Thank Rix1604
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The Creek
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
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Joe D
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Grant N | Reviewed this property |
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
Danny R
January 18, 2018|
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Response from riteshd142 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Can’t really remember because our guide took us there. Sorry for that.
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