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Dubai Spice Souk

Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+98 911 313 8170
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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
Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+98 911 313 8170
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These markets are more directed for the tourists, if you haven't been to one before in your travels you will find it interesting but if you are an experienced traveler I would suggest to miss the souks, unless you want a cashmere scarf, copy bag...More

Thank amadar
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you could just walk into a store, great; but the men standing outside trying to get you in their shop with this line and or that line - yuck. We went into several stores and the spices looked fresh, full of color and oh...More

Thank Alexa8776
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In many cities and markets I enjoy the hustle and bartering with the local traders, but this really is a step to far with the hassling, it's just constant which stood you actually looking and enjoying the hunt for a bargain. Yes there's lots of...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best time exploring the different stalls, and saw locally sourced spices in huge boxes everywhere! Best to stay for at least 1-2 hours

Thank Catherine Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never visited a traditional spice souk at least make an attempt. The colours & array of spices are amazing, unfortunately, the down side is the continual banter & harassment to "come into my shop" will follow you through the alleyways. Although I...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always wanted to visit somekinda spice alley and It was just a resemblance of that... loved the way the spices are kept and they smell awesome....but you need to check for quality and bargain a lot before you buy....it gives you a middle eastern flavor...More

Thank Aradhana77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definable visit the Souk when in Dubai for spices and gold. We we’re told to haggle haggle haggle and you have to be just ad aggressive with them as they are with you. Be prepared to be aggressively approached and they may target people but...More

Thank misstiewill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in spices and remedies, you may like to see this traditional market. Just be careful of your sensitivity. The smell of spices is very high.

Thank gozin2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The souk is a place where you can by lots of souvenirs however there are not many shops selling spices. Moreover, prices are quite high in terms of tea, coffee and spices. For those who wish to bring lots of such stuff as a souvenir...More

Thank Błażej B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The spice souk is a great little place to visit after going to the gold souk as they are very close. Fantastic smells and colors. It is smaller than I expected but still worth it Be prepared to be paying too much for the stuff...More

1  Thank Bjoern A
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
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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22 July 2017|
Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grigg, if you are talking about the yellow granular salt (or that is what it looked to me) yes. They don't sell it on every stand, but there are few which they do.
11 June 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Quite a bit actually, they sell a lot of different spices and some of them are very overpriced. They know this and at some point, they ask you to make an offer. If the offer is quite low, they will back out and tell you to... More
15 March 2017|
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Response from matin22 | Reviewed this property |
yes avoid friday its closed