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Dubai Spice Souk

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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
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All reviews buy spices shop keepers sights and smells 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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We wanted to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the spice souk, closer to tradition and away from the shiny malls. If you can handle crowded spaces, aggressive vendors and are itching to get some bargains via good old-fashioned haggling, then the old souk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ben K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place to visit if your interested in the old ways of Dubai and a good place to buy souvenirs at a very decent price if you know how to bargain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charl d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is a rip off! They wanted 1750 Dirhams (approx. 500 Euro or 400 USD) for some ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and curry. I kid you not! Luckily we did not let them intimidate us. And even though they went down to 200...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dolsotbap
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice selections here are incredible. It is very important to ensure that when dealing with a vendor you compare pricing at more than one location. We had one fellow start his price for a souvenir at 220 Dirhams, only to drop to 50 Dirhams...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited her with the children as important for them to see traditional buildings and life. It was eclectic, crazy and an overload for the senses. The children hated it....the sellers were in your face, grabbed at them a few times and wouldn't take no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank familyoffiveonhols
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cultural and interesting experience. They are all trying to sell, but you can easily just walk pass and they never touch you or anything. Right next to gold souk. Recommend going to both. They have much more soul than other parts of Dubai. However...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eliser989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m terrible at bartering... and it showed. I paid way more than I should have (according to friends who have gone previously). I really just wanted to see the amazing hanging lamps and smell of the spices. Don’t get ripped off! They’re tricky lil fellas....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank addiescoggin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every colour and type of spice you can imagine is sold here Vendors vie for your attention as they mostly all have the same products It’s worth a visit even if you don’t buy anything

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank butterflydiva7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very attractive area to see the older Dubai if you can put up with the constent haggling from the shop owners. This is a different culture and you have to respect this in there country how ever it was night when we were there and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike the rest of the souk for gold or clothing, haggling over bulk weight commodities was unpleasant. I had a decent experience years ago and returned. As a home cook, I know the value of many spices. I chose several spices that are local or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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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
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.
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Hi, We are a group of 5 people (4 adults and 1 child aged 5 years) traveling to Dubai in October. After much deliberations, we have made the following itinerary: DAY 1: Reach Dubai at 10 am. Check in at hotel and lunch. Take a helicopter tour in the afternoon from Atlantis (around 3 pm). Maybe visit Jumeriah Mosque after the tour. Rest of the time at Dubai Mall- aquarium, mall and the fountain. Day 2: Hot air balloon safari in the morning. drop at hotel and rest for few hours....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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