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Old Souk

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The old market of Dubai, with a lot of fabrics and the feeling of the old city. A colorful place, with friendly local sellers, with nice prices for gifts for your beloved persons. Take your camera with you.

Thank Vassilis T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped over here in an abra which alone was a great trip and only 1AED, bargain! The souks themselves initially were quite exciting, we visited during dusk so it was quite pretty. However we were continually accosted, apparently we all looked like shakira, lady...More

1  Thank charly77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both getting in and getting out of the lifts were nightmare, lines were long and tiring. But once you get into the lift, whole experience after that was awesome . I would not recommend it - if someone is with young kids.

Thank sumgo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is far and away from all the glitz of downtown Dubai. Interesting to see all the the spices and the gold at the souk.

Thank Frances T
Reviewed 1 week ago

They overcharged my credit card! I am now seeing other complaints about this merchant from others. I hope others see this in time.

Thank TexasWorldtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The souk is full with nice people and interesting stuff. However you have to bargain right though. Many stores have a bit of similar stuff so it is good to check around before the final BUY.

Thank Fina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in Dubai and they brought us to Old Dubai and the Old Souk. I wasn’t particularly impressed by this market. It seemed to be targeted solely at tourists and didn’t seem particularly old as a result. The area we walked through...More

Thank djinnooi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the old Dubai and caught an old wooden boat for 1 dirham across the creek to the Old Spice Souke Market. We were incessantly approached by just about every store owner to buy things. I prefer to walk around looking at...More

Thank shireeno2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few hours to spare in Dubai and wanted to experience the Old Dubai. We took a taxi to the Old Spice Souk and immediately loved the atmosphere and saw these huge vats of spices outside the stores which was a sight to...More

Thank MDclay
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to go there as I like cultural stuff they sell and I know how to haggle. Although I am British, my Pakistani background and natural urdu accent helped me a lot to grab a good deal. Bought very well crafted cashmere...More

1  Thank Sheikh_111
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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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July 19, 2018|
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Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
Morning till early evening for the Spice Souk.
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Saleh M | Reviewed this property |
Sher mohammad khan Trading LLC is very expensive,, even all other shops are offering you 10 times higher prices of species and other products comparing to Deira rates.. please do not forget to bargaining to each and every... More
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car the entire time we were in UAE. They had free gps without having to use the data on your cell phone so it was very easy to het around.