Hindi Lane

Hindi Lane, Dubai

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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,073 contributions
Quiet and small (maybe due to Covid)
Mar 2021
Hindi Lane can be found behind the large Bur Dubai Mosque, between the Hindu temple and the creek.
I was conflicted about coming here, previous reviews about pushy sales people almost put me off but one of my travel guides highly recommended it as a hidden gem. My experience wasn't traumatic like that of others, but I can't recommend it either.
Visiting during Covid, the lane was very quiet and some stores were closed. We saw beautiful flower chains and religious items, but the area was much smaller than we expected and I didn't have the feeling of being transported to India. We were not approached by any shop owners, they were all sitting and looking at their phones (I am not sure if this was due to Covid or not, since sellers in other parts of the city were still very aggressive)
We did feel safe but wouldn't come back.
Written May 10, 2021
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Olirow
Kent30 contributions
Harassment bordering on assault
Feb 2020 • Couples
I have no idea why a salesman would think heavy physical contact is going to help him sell something, but that seems to be the logic here. I was leant on and pulled to the point that I would have alerted police if that was possible. My advice is to avoid at all costs, and this place does nothing for the reputation of Dubai as a safe place for visitors.
Written February 3, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
An interesting place, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it
Oct 2019
Hindi Lane is an interesting little street in a part of Dubai where there’s a large South Asian community and therefore temples and shops catering to their needs. The small streets around here, South Asian style shops and temples etc does make it feel like being in somewhere like India, except here the smell is less offensive.

An interesting place, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it.
Written November 9, 2019
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK943 contributions
Worth looking out
Oct 2019
It was easy to miss Hindi Lane and we only found it on our second visit (the lane is at the back of the Hindu temple running approximately parallel to the creek).
There is a larger souk like all the other souks in Dubai and Hindi lane makes up a tiny part of it, but its character is completely different.
We weren’t hassled here at all as these are not really items aimed at tourists. It is therefore more relaxing and nice to see something totally different such as flower garlands and offerings to take to the temple.
Written October 31, 2019
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Louise C
Winmalee, Australia46 contributions
interesting
Mar 2019 • Couples
A different experience, Glad I did it, but wouldn't do it again, The shop sellers are quite pushy, and you need to be firm with your 'no thanks'. Small alleyways, twisting and turning, never knowing what is around the next corner.
Written March 26, 2019
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HelloMarco
Hobart, Australia16 contributions
Couldn't get out fast enough!
Sep 2018 • Couples
We were harassed from beginning to end by the Indians. They were yelling out to us, putting their hands on my shoulders and arms. We would have liked to stop and browse through the stalls but it was impossible.
Written September 28, 2018
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Alison M
Oxford, UK134 contributions
hectic but mainly fun
Jan 2017 • Friends
You can buy all types of clothing, housewares and souvenirs here, the shopping lanes are wide, look authentic and pleasant to walk around. Prices are competitive and if you don't mind a bit of pressure from the sales people a great way to spend your evening
Written January 4, 2017
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Prafull_Mestry
Mumbai, India16 contributions
Lively street in Heart of Dubai !!!!!
Oct 2016 • Solo
First of all, the approach to 'the so called lane' is itself scenic. Just next to Dubai Creek with boats anchored along the creek. Right next to it is a small lane passing through traditional Dubai textile souq. Once you reach, you find tiny shops selling garlands and worship items with full energy. People visit here to pay homage to Saibaba temple, famous Gurudwara. You feel blessed seeing nice idol of Saibaba and Lord Shiv. It is a must visit for Hindu travelers seeking some Indian touch in modern Dubai city.
Written December 10, 2016
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beetcanner
Southern Nevada619 contributions
Two Feet Wide & Packed With Culture
Dec 2015 • Solo
Take a stroll down "Hindi Lane" to experience Old Dubai (Old Town Bur Dubai) as it was decades ago. Shops selling marigold leis, flower shrines, and hello kitty abound. People live and make a living here, it's not a prop for tourists or reality show, this is real life. Located next to the Shiva Temple and behind the Grand Mosque, get there by walking passed the Temple and Mosque enroute to the Creek and Abra stations, etc. Very atmospheric and picturesque, check your camera battery.
Written December 25, 2015
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