Karama Market
Karama Market
3.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Head over to this bustling street market in the Karama neighborhood of Dubai, known for its affordable prices, diverse selection of goods, and vibrant atmosphere. Bargain hunters can easily spend a few hours here, with 300 shops spread over several buildings trading everything from handicrafts, textiles, leather goods, and jewelry. Karama Market is well known as a destination for those seeking replicas of designer goods. Be prepared to haggle and bring cash for better bargaining power. Later, seek out one of the many Indian or Pakistani joints in the area to savor a delicious and wallet-friendly meal. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Al Karama

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Ashley Moore
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If your looking into this place then you already know what it’s for, when you arrive you will be dropped off in the square. When you get out into the street/square you will be called and approached by many people it can be quite intimidating, ignore them and just browse at your leisure.

When In the shops, you may be led to secret rooms or even to another destination just a short walk to a block of flats. Do not be afraid you are safe and the people are there to purely sell, we were led from city lights to another location with very very good quality products.

Be prepared to walk away to get a better deal, haggle like crazy and always say that you seen cheap and just as good quality.

Another store to visit is next door to city lights ask for moein and he is amazing, again led to an aladdins cave upstairs and anything he doesn’t have he will take you to or get someone to you.

We visited this place twice and the first time was slightly daunting but it’s perfectly safe
Written 12 February 2020
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Hii all Karama market has been open after long break from covid 19 See you soon Timing 10:00 to 22:00
Written 22 November 2020
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Emma. J
Essex, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The area has some bits to check but be very careful in the souls specially with what price gets put in to the machine when paying by card . Ask how much before you agree . Keep hold of your children - ask male children to keep hands in their pockets and female teens keep between parents please . Have one very upset girl after this visit .
Written 5 July 2023
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Mr.G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Went to Karama last night (May 30, 2022). I don't understand what the others are griping about. Area has a ton of shops, very nice, clean and air conditioned. I'm not talking about the flee marker-like area but the established shops as you walk towards the Dubai Frame. Replica clothes on hangers and on shelves with huge selections right as you walk in. These guys don't care 😄. Forget the secret rooms at the Gold Souk, you're wasting your time there. The time it will take you to see 3 hidden stores at the Souk you will see 20-30 stores here. Yes the shop keepers can be as annoying as anywhere but the clothes are good quality. Be sure to take cash for better bargaining power. Have fun!
Written 31 May 2022
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amy cov
Dunlap, TN3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Dont ever go to karama shopping complex . Not worth your time or money .felt super ripped of after leaving. part of it was my fault for feeling bad after staying in a shop for a long time and trying many tshirts . Please dont be fooled by how nice thier to you because they just want to take all your money . with the price i paid for 4 tshirts i could buy a real deal
Written 8 August 2021
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adam a
York, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I contacted Hossein through Instagram ( Dubaihandbags ) and sent him list of bags I wanted . He managed to find them for us and then we went to see him in he is shop . He was very helpful and the prices was very competitive compared to the karama market . We also saved a lot of time by not going to the markets again . He was just located by our hotel in Jumeirah . He gave us a good deal because we bought three bags . I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality bags
Written 22 April 2023
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Mary K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Its very very frustrating when the customer service is not trained on how to maintain their temper infront of every customer it reflects very bad image of the company, I was on queue and I saw the counter next to me she just finished serving the last person in the line I went there to be served and lady name Charmel, she said go back to your line I am serving those people that are coming now, they were two ladies just arrived in after I approached her, I told I saw you don't have queue and decided to come to you because i have only 8pcs, just serve me, she said no! I will not serve you! she's called her supervisor Shankar for something simple that customer service should handle, I asked her infront of supervisor will serve me she said NO I will not infront of her supervisor, even no respect at all why call supervisor If you still continue talking back! I told supervisor i am not crazy i saw someone in the line and come straight and jump them even who will agree to be skipped!! I asked to check the camera, After the supervisor begged her to serve me as I had 8pcs only she served me with very bad attitude. I am a customer service but the level of the customer service we have in day to day Karama is very bad, if you're getting paid do your work properly and go home at peace, don't be the reason you spoil the company imagine.
Written 19 May 2024
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Ms Holiday
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A horror trip! Never again!
If you ask for a special item everyone tells you that is avalaible in shop. When you enter the shop suddenly they tell you that they don’t have the item and they try to sell other things. In that way you will loose a lot of time.

Furthermore they made a price. If you than decide to buy it, they will increase the price for item! It is always the case!!!!

Last but not least be carefull if you pay with creditcard. If the price is 100 Dirham, they set one more 0 in the payment system. If you don’t see it, you will than pay 1.000 Dirham instead of 100 Dirham.

Never again !!!!
Written 1 August 2023
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Rebecca mc
United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We went to get some bags and bits from a shop they guy was very touchy when I told him to stop he went and another guy came back , I just wanted to buy a shoe and leave but they told me it costs 1200 Durham's ! Initially they told me it's 650 ! I would never go back to this area
Written 4 July 2023
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Joanna m
Heathfield, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Hossein is a very well spoken man whos very knowledgeable and friendly . No pressure to buy anything at all and the bags and shoes are priced reasonable. We literally purchase some items and saved time by not going to the Bazzar , They also ship to the UK which might be very good option for us since we know them and quality of products are good ,
Written 1 January 2024
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FrequentFlier751891
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you are in search for fake brands and are want to buy plastic “look a likes” you can go. You have to be prepared to follow sellers into showrooms in office blocks. It takes time if you want sizes. Prices are high considering it is all “upper (fake) leather” Be prepared to negotiate prices.
Written 7 January 2024
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