Textile Souk

Textile Souk, Dubai: Hours, Address, Textile Souk Reviews: 3.5/5

Textile Souk
3.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
Neighborhood: Al Fahidi
How to get there
  • Al Ras • 6 min walk
  • Al Ghubaiba • 9 min walk

3.5
189 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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travelgang_10
Grimsby, UK260 contributions
typical souk
Jan 2020
This souk is full of people selling texties and clothes and a modicum of spices. Be prepared to be hassled by the traders there are so many of them trying to sell their goods in a very competative market. Have patience as they are only trying to earn a crust. We found it enjoyable with the added sound of the Adan bing called it is so evocative of the arabic area. if as ladies do you are looking for material you couldn't wish for a better place the variety is immense and the fabrics beautiful.some good places to eat too not far away, and it's not far from the Dubai museum. once you have shopped hop on a water taxdi to the other side of the creek it only takes a few minutes and costs 1 UAE less than 50 pence takes only a couple of minutes then you can walk to the gold souk and many other souks near to it. it's a gret day out. the people whilst pushy to sell are all very nice and friendly you feel very safe in this area of Dubai. Dont miss it
Written January 26, 2020
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Anno v
Wassenaar, The Netherlands73 contributions
Authentic explosion of colors, smells and noise
Dec 2019
Must see when visiting Dubai to get clothes, scarves, spices, crockery, teas, incense, perfumes, jewelry, bags, souvenirs and much more. It’s an authentic explosion of colors, smells and noise in narrow allies! People will try to sell, but won’t be clingy if you say “no thank you”. Never pay the 1st price, dare to bargain. Sometimes you can go to 10% of the original price, but consider they have to pay a huge rent. Use a abra (costing only 1 Dirham and leaving every 30 seconds) to cross the Dubai Creek in original way to visit the Spice- and Gold Soukh on the other side in Deira.
The Old Soukh can be reached by metro green line station Al Ghubaiba (10 minutes walk)
Written January 2, 2020
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Barbara Groves
1 contribution
Textile Souk , Abras Station, Hop on Hop off Tours availability.
Mar 2019
I love this place, of course the vendors can be overbearing, but I take it with good humor, don't forget these guys come from poor countries and they must make a living. I take it in good stride because I like other cultures. I have had young westerners watch how I relate because they didn't understand how. My daughter and I have bought dresses, a watch each, just love the place and in Feb. 2020 we are going back for the 3rd time.
Written December 12, 2019
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Karen C
Peterborough, UK1,153 contributions
Mainly for tourists?
Dec 2019
We couldn’t decide if this was just for tourists or not as some of the fabrics looked beautiful - no idea how much they were as we didn’t dare ask! Vendors do try to accost you to buy their wares but they were all very polite and respectful. Plus a free public toilet was provided!!! Smells of the spices was great. We spent 20 minutes here and enjoyed it but with SO much to do in Dubai it’s not a ‘must do’ sight.
Written December 4, 2019
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ondrayz
Plano, TX35 contributions
Go if you're buying fabric, that's it.
Dec 2019 • Couples
I was curious about seeing this area, oops. I didn't intend to buy cloth/fabric. So, I shouldn't have gone - that's it.
Written December 2, 2019
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tonymur1987
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Don’t waist your time here, Madinat Jumeirah is much more pleasant
Nov 2019 • Couples
Ended up paying double for souvenir that I later saw at the mall for half the price. You can’t turn the corner without someone trying to guide you to a back alley room for some knock off Rolex or purse. Your just trying to get through from one end to the other just to get away from them all
Written November 12, 2019
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Excursion61626314338
2 contributions
To be avoided if you don’t want to be manhandled
Sep 2019
Left after about 5 minutes as the experience was so unpleasant. Vendors physically try to drag you into their shops and shove things in your face. Would definitely not recommend especially if their are females in your party. To be avoided at all costs.
Written September 18, 2019
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Julie E
9 contributions
Great souk with deals
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was my favorite souk in Dubai. The merchants were eager but respectful of my no. Definitely be prepared to barter, it is fun and you can get great deals. I bought clothes and souvenirs here.
Written July 25, 2019
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vivieneu
Lake Cathie, Australia167 contributions
Hot
Jul 2019
Its extremely hot and enclosed the touts drive you absolutely insane, and the sales people ate extremely pushy, really they had nothing you couldnt buy elsewhere in a store where there is no hassell.
Written July 15, 2019
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY1,584 contributions
Ok for a look
Feb 2019 • Solo
I passed thru here when walking along the canal from the archaological museum to the Dubai Museum. It is interesting but you have to take being hassled and telling people no over and over again. You can't just go in a shop and look around for a few minutes and then they will still follow and ask when you leave. If you love to bargain and have a thick skin you can go.
Written May 27, 2019
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Textile Souk is open:
  • Fri - Fri 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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