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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
Deira
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Spice souk is easy to reach by metro. We walked through the gold souk to get there. It was lovely to see all the colourful spices and take photos. There were really aggressive and too eager salesmen who didn't take no for an answer. They...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mel1na
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This souk in Deira is a maze of alleys selling aromatic as well as colourful herbs and spices. It really hits the senses due to the smells. The vendors will do their best to tempt you. So beware. They will all offer you the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SalimM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For someone who enjoys cooking and to understand more about the culture of another place, what best is to explore the spice souk! It was a colourful experience with various spices and dried fruits. As UAE is a country that does not produce many spices...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank foongherili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 February 10, 2019

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 February 9, 2019

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 February 9, 2019 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
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shwetapk
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
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chisachi
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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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
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