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Dubai Spice Souk

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Dubai Spice Souk

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FreddieAndrea wrote a review 22 Jan
Mojave, California28 contributions1 helpful vote
I love Old Dubai. The Spice Souk is right on the Dubai Canal with the old Wooden boats going back and forth, it makes for a great view and experience. The shops all seem to have pretty much the same products. The shops I went in they encourage you to taste the dried fruit and as much chocolate as you would like. We got some teas which are to help different things; sleep, blood pressure, stomach, etc. I also got Arabic gum, it is supposed to help with many things, but I have a bad shoulder (years ago tried to catch a bale of hay with it). There are days I couldn't lift my arm up to curl my hair, this Arabic Gum has changed my life. You put a little rock in a water bottle overnight, drink it and my pain is gone. Not sure if it's just me and how my body reacted, but it has really helped me. The bad thing about the Spice Souk is the shop people trying to get you in there shop, it's annoying and almost starts to feel like harassment (Ok that may be a little strong, but it does bother me). Also the Gold Souk is adjacent, I'm not into gold but they said you can get a good deal there.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Marc wrote a review 19 Jan
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It's one of the authentic places to visit in Dubai, a huge market with a lot of spices , souvenirs and fake products
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Nuha R 56 wrote a review 10 Jan
Valparaiso, Indiana522 contributions83 helpful votes
I went with my husband and son. I loved the colorful spices displayed. We are used to haggle and bargain the sellers in my country Syria so we got our mobey worth of spices. It was good visit and bought a lot of spices I needed in USA. For some reason everyone want to sell you Safran which I didn't. No need for a tour guide to get there. You can discover it yourself.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kevin M wrote a review Dec 2020
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States226 contributions48 helpful votes
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The Spice and Gold Souqs are Dubai at its most raw. Two things stuck out at me the most when my tour group brought us here: the unique assortment of spices, dresses, and other bric-a-brac for sale, and the many strange things the vendors will say to try to get your attention. My favourite was when one of them called me "Jack Sparrow". Eventually, though, you start seeing the same mass-produced souvenirs every few stores, so even that novelty wears off. Unless you're into shopping, or otherwise consider yourself adventurous, I wouldn't recommend these souqs. Note: If you're buying saffron, do your research into what the real thing is like, and expect to pay more for it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jydeoo wrote a review Jun 2020
Lagos, Nigeria2,168 contributions179 helpful votes
I stumbled upon the Spice Souk as I was making my way from Sabkha to the Old Souk. You can't miss it, as you have stalls upon stalls, all selling strong spices displayed in little conical mountains. Very colourful and very tempting to purchase some to bring back home.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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