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Dubai Spice Souk

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 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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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+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 interesting place nice experience saffron vendors spicy bargaining incense gold souvenirs
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Reviewed yesterday

The old town has many things to see such as souk al kabeer, the gold and spice souk where you can find and extensive range of products, plus the atmosphere that takes you to the old times in Dubai 70'.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mumof3tck
Reviewed 2 days ago

The experience at the Spice Souk was terrible. You are simply feeling hunted by the sellers and when they succeed in making you buy stuff, they are asking like 10 times the value of the product. We bought 200gr of mixed curry with 260 dirhams...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OvidiuR674
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic bargains for serious chefs. Traders are always willing to bargain so make sure you haggle! The only downside is the very aggressive and pushy watch & bag salesmen. Do not make eye contact!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alitellsyou
Reviewed 1 week ago

lot of spices, if you know what you're looking for.. this is the place to get some samples, try or buy for your home.visit either in the morning before the tourish rush comes thru or late evening time for relax stroll

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 27srinathk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun souk, but everyone accosts you with hard sells of spices. Not a place for the weak of heart. Lots of spices that you don't need to take home, unless you want saffron. Go to the back streets which are quieter to see household...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AtlantaDybbuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really different thing to do in Dubai, is very typical a lot of spices, many people be prepare for the "intenses sellers men" always ask for discounts ...TWICE!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GilGhisBer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't go back there ,just went to cross it off the list. Aggressive vendors selling you stuff on every step , overpriced spices , definitely a rip off . Don't bother

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stroe_larisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a big area with lots of tiny lanes branching off in all directions, each of them full of shops selling spices, perfumes, incense, souvenirs, art works, clothes, utensils, metal works, jewellery, carpets and what not. There're a lot of interesting things to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The district is situated on the northern bank of Dubai Creek. On the shore, dhows load and unload with modern banks, hotels, and office buildings as a backdrop. Its winding streets have many souks [traditional markets]. The Gold Souk is the largest gold market in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its was really different from other parts of Dubai. You can find every spices you can imagine of. I have bought some saffron, tea, and vanilla sticks. I went to different number of shops, but There was one shop ( Younis Store LLC ). It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 13, 2019|
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Response from 135Mayur | Reviewed this property |
Hello. As already answered by Yvette_11, there are several shops to the right as you enter the souk. I can’t recall the names of the shops we bought from. Depending on the spices and quantity you wish to buy, bargaining can... More
December 10, 2018|
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Response from 858ajitd | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can,regardless those are allowed at US airport.
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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
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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.
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