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Old Souk

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Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Went looking to buy some gold and drove towards the gold souq. Absolutely no parking available till we noticed the multi-level car park. Parked on the 4th level and went browsing. We were short of time and hence only went to the shops on the...More

Thank alanjoro
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Full of fake overpriced knock offs. All the spices were overpriced by 2-3 times a fair price. This place is built to rip-off tourists and for nothing else. The gold prices were also way higher than what we see in the U.S. and some had...More

1  Thank Alison C
Reviewed November 23, 2017

...In the one street a lots of Gold stores and displayed golden jewelries was interesting to me. Only the guys in the street try to sell their fake watches were tiring... And I was walking alone and try to find the Souks, 1st guy pulled...More

1  Thank Bold-Erdene
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

You have to go here just to look at the over the top pieces of gold. Lots of shop windows to pose in front of. The spice market area is very touristy. Leave the market area and go into the back streets and see where...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We went to the old Gold Souk at Deira. Oh my, I could not believe stores after stores street after street was all these Gold stores. Plus every store was very busy. I shopped at Dhakhan store and had amazing quality and finishing of each...More

Thank Azmina N
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I visited here in May but as it was Ramadan and incredibly hot , too hot to stay, I decided to try again in October and wished I hadn’t bothered. Instead of the historic spice market I was expecting I was bombarded with people trying...More

1  Thank Headcorn33
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Just like the Spice souk this place has lost most of the old world experience, but is still well worth a look. Tons of 18k Gold on display bright and friendly well worth a walk around. The gold is cheaper than a lot of place...More

Reviewed October 13, 2017

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 October 11, 2017 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

1  Thank FrankRizz0
Reviewed October 9, 2017

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

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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
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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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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.