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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 April 3, 2018

We took a walk and probably saw tons of gold, and huge number of gold shops showing their pieces. Some of them were quiet elegant and appeared to testimony a great savoir faire. But, to be honest, I expected more flair of a market place...as...More

1  Thank Jörg K
Reviewed April 2, 2018

It is easy to reach the destination by taking Metro, Take the Green Line and Get off at Ghubaiba Metro Station and walk for 5 minutes and there you find the Abra station. Just take the 1AED Boat and cross to the other side. A...More

1  Thank Saleh M
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit here, love the Spice Souks in particular with all the vibrant colours and with a story to match from the stall staff. Easy to spend a couple or so hours at these Souks. The Gold Souks are dazzling. Best time...More

Thank MalvinaBlanche
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I wondered how the old souk look liked 50 years ago. The vision behind this recreation is to attract tourists looking for an authentic experience, but that is not what you get. Be prepared to deal with agressive vendors and fake products. Don't start bargaining...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Love the spice market. Just the different scents that your nose catches as your walk around. Make sure that you bargain for everything! Had to bring home good quality saffron !

1  Thank MamaT23
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Its Gold, Gold & Gold everywhere in Deira Gold souk. There are spice and other markets as well associated. Best way to reach here is take a fairy from Abra (Meena Bazaar) at 1AED.. you will have the fun in boat ride and its cost...More

2  Thank VishalB1028
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I bought a number of spices and chocolate dates at this establishment. What started at 3000 AED and with me starting to walk out of the store several times still ended up with overpaying. Since I bought so much I didn’t spend the time itemizing...More

6  Thank Gjt413
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Like many market the Old Suck has its own flair. You can find many things there, spices, towels... the sellers where very pushy and touchy several times. The most sold things are to expensive.

3  Thank Jörg F
Reviewed March 10, 2018

If you want an introduction to Dubai then visiting the Fort or the Heritage Museum is a must but everyone also does this. The Old Souk is a recreation of a traditional Arab market - this is well done, its un-hassled but you are in...More

2  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The best way to get there is via the big bus or city bus tours. Pre booked tickets on these hop on and hop off buses offer good packages. Old souk is a lovely place to walk around the cobbled streets lined with ethnic clothes...More

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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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Rweka K
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
salma m
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.