Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai: Hours, Address, Souk Madinat Jumeirah Reviews: 4.5/5

Souk Madinat Jumeirah
4.5
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
About
This tranquil outdoor mall offers a mix of traditional stores selling souvenirs and modern eateries with classic fare. Enjoy a boat ride while admiring the iconic Burj al Arab hotel in the distance.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Al Sufouh
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anea18
Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
Ridiculous high parking charges
Sep 2021 • Couples
Would recommend everyone to visit Souk Madinat! It is - even if artificial built - a nice souk with a brilliant atmosphere, especially in the winter months and at sunset and evening time!
However, unfortunately you see this place since few years getting more unpopular and the crowded times are over. Being a resident in Dubai, we visited the souk after a while not being there to check out new retail and in particular F&B outlets. Amazing places have opened up. Besides consuming in 3 different restaurants and shopping in retail stores with an amount over 1.500 dirham we paid 60 dirham for the parking!!!!!! Seriously, how will this place ever get back to life??? How will the F&B outlets survive as they do not offer validating free parking for at least 3 hours (only the Jumeirah Group ones do). There is 1 hour free which is even not enough for drinking a coffee and each extra hour is 15 dirham! For unfortunately a reason to prefer other places where we even get free valet parking.
Written 4 September 2021
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Traveller of the world
386 contributions
Peaceful. Quality products.
Aug 2021 • Solo
Nice. Clean. Well laid out. Quality products. Pricey. Very quiet and lacks soul. Some eateries. Nice to browse away from the crowds.
Written 22 August 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,162 contributions
Polished taste of the Middle East and more
Aug 2021 • Couples
Souk Madinat Jumeirah offers a cool, polished taste of the Middle East and more.

It is designed in the style of a traditional market and there are lots of individual shops offering all sorts of souvenirs. In addition to that there is a great range of licensed and unlicensed restaurants to choose from and also a digital arts theatre.

If you wander outside, you can take in the view of the Burj Al Arab or catch an abra ride to elsewhere in the huge hotel complex.

Absolutely lots to see and do.
Written 13 August 2021
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Trail784789
5 contributions
Phenomenal service, Mohamed Rubel Well done!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
Mohamed Rubel is fantastic, this lovely member if staff, attended to us, guiding, helping doing everything humanly possible. We actually left feeling incredibly humbled by this wonderful human-being working at Souk Madinat. Thank you, our hospitality industry in London and Munich have much to learn from this unbelievable level of service 👏💫🌄
Written 7 August 2021
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Nory Yapur
Mexico City, Mexico10 contributions
A kiosk of handmade pillow cover and carpets
Jul 2021 • Couples
The soul madinat jumeirah is a market were you can buy souvenirs and handmade things made in dubai.
We bought at some kiosk I think the name was gulf UAE, the guy made the pillow covers and some carpets. All the things were beautiful handmade!!! The service of the guy was incredible! We bought for our house 3 pillow cover beautifuls!!!
Written 21 July 2021
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Monicakimball
6 contributions
Nice ambiance, clean, some pesky salespeople, high prices
Jun 2021 • Family
It’s a really nice area with great ambiance and a decent variety of goods but not nearly as much variety as more traditional souks. Things are priced higher as well, which is fine if you want to pay more for proximity and ambiance. Shop owners/employees were a bit pushy for my liking too. I felt like I couldn’t browse freely without being pressured to buy in most of the shops. Most of them were satisfied with “I’m not interested or no thank you or we’re still looking” and didn’t continue to pressure us. Some still continued though. It wasn’t very busy so I’m sure they’re sales are down.

The only purchase we made was some sweets at a shop called something like “Grand Bazaar Dates & Sweets.” We payed $22 USD for 2 slices of a chocolate pistachio nougat roll and 2 small pieces of baclava. Ridiculous. I didn’t think I needed to ask how much they were in advance but apparently I was wrong. They were boxed up for us before we were told the price (priced by weight). The guy kept trying to add more to the box too and I kept telling him no thank you, 2 is enough. He kept trying to get me to buy more by giving me other samples too. Normally that’s a welcomed tactic but I really wasn’t interested in anything else. Both sweets we bought were really good though! 😉

The restaurants along the water all looked like great spots to eat. We got a picture by the water with the Burj al Arab in the background. Most everyone had masks on inside and out but it didn’t appear anyone was enforcing it and we were able to remove our masks to eat and drink as we walked around.
Written 7 June 2021
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Helwa.A
Turkey6 contributions
Family outing
May 2021
amazing ambiance relaxing that you can freely your mind.good food we had and always visiting this area jumeirah .clean and now less people not same before crowded.good for shopping,walking with my kids.
Written 2 June 2021
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Niels B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates90 contributions
Looks good, shops are basic
Mar 2021
Nice area to walk around for a little while, enough restaurants to have a drink or to have some food as well.
The stores are all the same, but that was expected
Written 30 May 2021
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,073 contributions
Gorgeous setting, but stores and shop staff disappointing
Mar 2021
The Madinat Jumeirah complex is gorgeous. We loved wandering alongside the canals and the beach. The setting for a variety of restaurants is stunning, with great views of the water. The layout is a little confusing, especially where some areas are off limits due to construction or limited to hotel guests only. You can proceed if you are headed for one of the restaurants.
If you are just here for a quick look, walk through the Souk and head for the walkway to the Al Quasr hotel. We found the most picturesque spot and a great view of the Burj al Arab next door in this section, right behind the pink blossoming bushes.
All that said, the souk was my least favorite section of the hotel complex. It has atmosphere and is beautiful and very clean, but was smaller than I expected. I just wasn't that impressed with the selection of the stores. We saw many typical tourist stores with higher prices than in other souks across town. There was a cute antique store that reminded me of Aladdin's cave. Sellers were pretty aggressive in trying to get our attention. I maybe in the minority, but at a 5* hotel I expect my personal space to be respected. If I am paying these type of prices, I would like to browse in peace, without being constantly harassed.
Written 19 May 2021
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Mary Bake
4 contributions
Super
Dec 2020 • Couples
Such a lovely place in Dubai. Nice view. Nice area and so good for walking and sightseing. I loved it
Written 13 May 2021
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