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Dubai Spice Souk: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 19 min: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
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Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Bargaining allows you to acquire different commodities, such as spice, gold, textiles and perfumes.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
Deira
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

October, it was hot of course. We cannot expect it to be coll5in the Souk, and it will be very humid. That's NOT the issue. The issue is that the vendors are quite aggressive and they are all selling the same things. So it got...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Popopo1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is your first time to a Middle Eastern souk or bazare, you might like it. If you have experienced the grand shopping of Turkey, Cairo or Morroco, you will probably be disappointed. The spice selections are small. You are probably better off going...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank MelissaPeery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointing experience. Extremely aggressive shop owners physically latching on and trying to drag you into their shops. No matter how nice you say NO your met with physical persuasion. I wouldn’t recommend women to go here alone either. I’ve been to souks in other...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChrisElward
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Being a holiday on a Friday is not a good idea to visit the spice souk or the gold souk. Not much hustle and bustle!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Isobel S
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

The weather is hot and sticky in September so visit in the evening when it is slightly cooler. Had great fun trying and buying stuff Compared to other countries I have visited it was certainly less hassle

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JAG190willow
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

I travel extensively and always head for the “local” experiences both to eat and to shop. I have frequented many a Middle Eastern souq and usually purchase my spices and teas there (I am a keen cook) Unfortunately the traders at this particular souq seem...More

Date of experience: September 2019
5  Thank Landlady747
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

To be quite honest, don’t go, you smell the air of wonderful aromas but there is a stench of the aggression towards you as you pass through from the store holders wanting you to purchase their goods, we found this souk quite unpleasant. Am really...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank PeterB11369
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting the spice market in Dubai . From the minute I walked in there I was hassled, ogled at and touched. I was with my husband thank goodness as one man shook my hand and squeezed it so tight...More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank ShelleyMelbourne
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

We could smell this place before we got off the abra coming over from Al Fahadi district. Fun to walk through and you should definitely check it out.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

There are many spices here, the smells fill the air. The spices are the same shop to shop, lane to lane. I'd be cautious taking anything back home, as I'm doubtful they'd get through any countries quarantine. There are some pushy sales people, just remember...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Meander53105813727
31 May 2019|
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Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
Dry spices are not a problem.
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shwetapk
13 February 2019|
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Response from 135Mayur | Reviewed this property |
Hello. As already answered by Yvette_11, there are several shops to the right as you enter the souk. I can’t recall the names of the shops we bought from. Depending on the spices and quantity you wish to buy, bargaining can... More
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chisachi
10 December 2018|
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Response from 858ajitd | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can,regardless those are allowed at US airport.
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