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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: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+98 911 313 8170
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't go there as a tourist. You will be bothered from the moment you enter till you leave. We went there with our blond teenage daughter and all the men yelled at her, and made slimey remarks. Disgusting! Also the spices is overprices, and low...More

Thank Mikkel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice souk is a fun experience where the venders are cheeky and funny and want you to but things you may never probably use. I always buy my vanilla from the souk but I insist they open a new pack of vanilla for me...More

1  Thank joy l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many spices here that you can find. Great place for pictures and there are sellers who are willing to explain the spices to you and let you try a little of each.

1  Thank Flymehigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we arrived at the spice souk and to be honest it was really funny when you walk thought the market you come across people (men) would come up to you trying to sell stuff and the come and let you taste some it very...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was walking across Gold Souk. As I was walking and enjoying the sight of glaring gold, the road turned towards left and a fresh aroma started tickling my nose and then I realized that have entered the spice market. It’s a colorful market with...More

Thank Aakanksha J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the spice souk in the morning. Bought some saffron, and tea. Price was not too expensive. Almost bought a lamp, but notice it was dented and it was not sitting flat and it was skewed vertically.Good to physically check the item before purchase ....More

Thank Andreuk3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first thought at seeing these sacks full of spices was "are they all spices to the bottom of that sack?" Apparently they are all the same spice to the bottom of the sack. Very well presented and I have NO idea what most of...More

Thank HenknAnnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the souk is a historical place. lots of herbs, spices but we were cheated by this Afgani shopkeepers. he charged us more than double for the saffron and date cookies. I trusted them but got fooled. we also did our own sand glass souvenir ---...More

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The spice souk is an amazing place to visit for an awesome range of spices and foodstuffs. The spice fragrance there takes you to another place. Dried flowers, saffron, dry fruits, arabic kajal etc and few kitchen items used in early times also available. Not...More

Thank flamboyant55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 2 hours here and enjoyed the opportunity to see what it is all about. There is constant "heavy handed" pressure from the vendors to buy something. So, if you don't like being in that sort of environment, you might not want to...More

2  Thank Doug B
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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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
July 22, 2017|
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.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Quite a bit actually, they sell a lot of different spices and some of them are very overpriced. They know this and at some point, they ask you to make an offer. If the offer is quite low, they will back out and tell you to... More