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“Tourist can be spotted one single mile away!”
Review of Meena Bazaar

Meena Bazaar
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Tourist can be spotted one single mile away!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Right the meena bazaar is a nice place indeed, if your from UK basically imagine Wembley or southall X5.

Lots of Indian clothe shops, prices seemed higher then Wembley or local places back home though I guess you must really haggle/bargain though !

You will find lots of restaurants (mainly indian) but some do Chinese dishes also, lots of expensive jewellery shops, endless rows of textile/fabric shops also.

The only shops that got my interest as a bloke was the £1 shops, there MASSIVE compared to the ones in UK, they will do clothes as well with good prices on them. souvenirs galore also.

In the Meena bazaar don't worry you can find those local high street markets/shops that do the basics of bread and milk and mineral water 5lr bottles even and plenty of snacks and food. And they were well priced also, there everywhere to be found.

The one bad thing about the bazaar is if your not from that local area prepare to be harassed every 5 minutes, shop keepers will be standing at the corners and outside there malls/shops and they all have the same script which is

"Sir or Madame, are you interested in goji handbags, goji watches, goji wallets, goji bags"

You will hear the same thing sometimes with other brands, they will try there best to get you to look at there stock or come to there store and make a sale, really hard balling people they will walk with you for a bit even if you try and walk away.

So any tourist or outsider they will know instantly, at one point I caught one guy eyeing me from very far away so I decided to walk across the road to avoid him, he then walked across the road to meet me lol

I got so fed up of hearing cheap fake Goji handbags I almost ended up just buying one despite being a bloke.

Pretty much Meena bazzar looked a male orientated place, rarely saw women down there and no white/black people much either, mainly Indian men.

Explorer the bazaar and you will find KFC and Tgi fridays, I could not see a Mcdonalds or BK though.

Its nice to go out at night and a different experience you still get haggeled away by store keepers though but the lights and display on the shops make it more nicer.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai
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“great for shopping”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

great variety of Indian clothes n other items .... very crowded hence must walk on foot ..........many shops to choose from

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Indian shopping in Dubai”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

It was really nice to shop there, You will find everything there, clothes, furniture, jewelries and foods, electronics. From cheapest to expensive one. Everything is there. Make you feel like shopping in Indian street.

Visited October 2012
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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“Great fun!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I love it here! In the evenings it's lively and bustling and has a greet atmosphere. You will be asked if you want 'copy watches' etc at every shop you pass but I don't mind that. There are lots of fabric shops where you can buy material to have dresses and suits made at one of the tailors (a friend had some cheap and very good alterations done at Dream Girls) and many cheap Indian restaurants. You can find things here that you won't see elsewhere in Dubai, such as Diwali decorations, and it's a great place for buying Indian ingredients. There's on street parking or there are some car parks which are fairly inexpensive. If you're driving watch out for people stepping out with no warning. It's busy but good fun.

Visited October 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“2 minutes walk”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

nice place for window shopping..restaurants electronic market computer centre malls supermarket entertaintment pubs discos

Visited October 2012
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