We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Souk

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“spice souk” (55 reviews)
“fake watches” (12 reviews)
“gold shops” (13 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
CONTACT
+971 52 308 7786
Ways to Experience Old Souk
from $70.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
from $115.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (466)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"spice souk"
in 55 reviews
"fake watches"
in 12 reviews
"gold shops"
in 13 reviews
"pure gold"
in 5 reviews
"gold ring"
in 7 reviews
"al ras"
in 6 reviews
"shops selling"
in 8 reviews
"shop owners"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"traditional boat"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"buy something"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 3 reviews
"saffron"
in 18 reviews
"vendors"
in 21 reviews
Filter

241 - 250 of 290 reviews

Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wow. Your jaws will drop. So much eye candy, but out of budget. Zipped past it. Walked a couple of blocks to get to the spice souk. Was able to buy cashmere Silk scarves for 20 dirhams. Haggle with a smile. Spent quite a bit...More

1  Thank 98bdr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a great little area. Gold and silver alike. Lots of tourists around, so it felt very safe. It was also very clean and organized. Many guys will approach, asking you to buy "copy handbag" or "copy watches" but you can wave them away...More

Thank isabel_obu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 26, 2014

So many gold shop..All gold and finished jewellery just mounted on the window..More then 100 shops..To keep in mind they do bargain..so try your luck..Good designs..Try walking full gold souk so can find Nice piece of jewellery..They even do have big international names..

1  Thank CARATOR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to thr gold souk to buy a gift for my wife and was spoilt with the choice. The people are friendly but the area is very busy. Gold was approx 5% cheaper than uk only on labour costs

1  Thank Usman N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

The gold souk is really close to the spice souk, and, unfortunately, this was part of a tour we took. If you're looking to shop for jewelry, there is a sign at the beginning telling you the daily price per gram if 18k, 24k, etc....More

1  Thank MeraKi25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 22, 2014

One of my favourite parts during our trip to Dubai was walking around the souks. You get hassled constantly but enjoy it and laugh rather than annoyed. Remember to shop around. A lot of the shops sell very similar things and what might seem a...More

1  Thank Jamie L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This area is a must if visiting Dubai. The gold souk is amazing, nothing like I've ever seen before. We were able to bargain and on of my prized possessions was a personalized gold necklace with my name written in Arabic. It was cut and...More

Thank loribob67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Walking through the Gold and Spice Souk , felt as if every sense came to life, the sights, sounds , aromas in the Spice area, divine comes to mind, then to wander down to the Gold Souk,,,,,,,, To try and describe the enormity of the...More

1  Thank Reldim2410
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

A part of old Dubai you have to experience this as well as the New Dubai to get a real feel for the City. Be ready to haggle (Dont pay over 70AED, but 20AED is possible for a "cashmere/silk" pashmina. The sellers are fun and...More

Thank Hayley P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

not that bad if you have never been into a souk but there are more authentic souks to visit From 2 years till now it was getting worse, filthy and smelly. an "ok" place just for" people watching" not for the gold or the spices,...More

Thank Loserandpoor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 582 hotels in Dubai
Al Buraq Hotel
56 reviews
.09 miles away
Galaxy Plaza Hotel
18 reviews
.16 miles away
St. George Hotel Dubai
119 reviews
.19 miles away
Golden Star Hotel
10 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Shukrulaal Haj
.02 miles away
Novelty Restaurant
.04 miles away
Kfc
2 reviews
.05 miles away
Wendy's
2 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Grand Mosque
514 reviews
.23 miles away
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
1,113 reviews
.37 miles away
Bur Dubai Abra Dock
3,484 reviews
.34 miles away
Dubai Creek
8,665 reviews
.16 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rweka K
July 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
Morning till early evening for the Spice Souk.
1
Vote
Sharon S
May 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
salma m
May 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
1
Vote