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Gold and Spice Souk

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago

With a little effort and asking the locals for directions, we found the Gold Souk first, followed by the Spice Souk. These places are not to be missed when visiting Dubai. The Gold Souk is an eye watering experience of expensive gold designs, and the...More

Thank paula67Adelaide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gold and spice souks recently and found them pretty underwhelming. It was good for our children to experience sonething different outside the glitzy Dubai malls etc. However compared to souks we visited years ago in Syria and Egypt these were pretty poor....More

Thank FrankRizz0
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Gold, Spice and Perfume souks on our recent trip. Really nothing special. The gold jewelry is geared toward Indian/Middle Eastern tastes. The spice souk was very pushy and the initial prices quoted were ridiculous. If you are looking for...More

Thank vppro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gold market is interesting for those who haven't seen such shops before, but it felt quite ordinary to us

Thank The_road_house
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected to see a lot more ‘authenticity’ in the spice market but instead it was a series of shops of all sizes, all fronted by hustlers who tried to shove anything down your throat from dates to saffron to tea. The gold soul is...More

Thank WWTraveller26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Spice Souk, I had reservations about going to the Gold Souk, but it was more hassle free and not as much pestering from the merchants. Walking down the street was a real eye-opener with huge displays of over the top gaudy gold...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited the gold and spice souk as a part of the orient tours city highlights tour. Lots and lots of bling here, amazing smelling spices, cashmare pashminas, shoes, perfume, saffron and lots and lots of camel inspired take home gifts. Worth a look and...More

Thank Klm1782
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is very unique to the Middle Eastern World, and I would definitely make it a point to visit there and experience the market / souk. Plenty of shopping options in terms of gold and jewelry. Be aware of hagglers who will try to sell...More

Thank Aref R
Reviewed July 22, 2017

The shops have an intriguing array of rather gaudy and large gold jewelry items, not at all to my taste but fun to see. I prefer more understated items, but that is a personal choice. We came for the spectacle not to shop and enjoyed...More

Thank SMOGtraveller
Reviewed June 30, 2017

These are located in the older/traditional part of Dubai so you get more of a cultural experience, you can get good bargains but be prepared to haggle as prices are not listed on items, if you're not a good negotiators you'll pay more than you...More

Thank Cheryl100761
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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April 16, 2017|
Response from RamadaAmritsar | Reviewed this property |
You can buy any amount of jewelry but you have to check US law how much you can buy the gold from out side country..any import duty is it there. It is always to buy jewelry by credit card it is safe.
April 16, 2017|
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Response from sew hok L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not from the USA so I can't help you. I would think you might want to show proof of US purchase should you want to wear your US bought items in your travel. I don't know the US customs law on how much you can... More
March 26, 2015|
Response from Krissie78 |
I agree with you Petrani. This area is not what you expect to see in Dubai. This is not the glitter and glamour that you expect of you watch the cityguides of dubai. This is a completely different surrounding than al the... More
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