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Dubai Spice Souk

The Creek
As featured in Best Food in Dubai and 1 other guide
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Address: Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers...

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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For a different shopping experience

If you fancy a change from large shopping malls and designer labels this is a great local experience. Spices, jewellery, perfumes and local nic nacs. Don't expect bargains though... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Susie H
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The stall sellers are very aggressive trying to get you to purchase items. It's a small covered souq going up one street about a block.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you fancy a change from large shopping malls and designer labels this is a great local experience. Spices, jewellery, perfumes and local nic nacs. Don't expect bargains though, these guys know tourists have money in Dubai.

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Spice Souk on our recent trip to Dubai. It is a market with several kinds of goods. The most obvious goods for sale are spices. Many of the shops have spices and nuts for sale. The aroma and colors are attention grabbing. There are also tourist items for sale in the Spice Souk. They have t-shirts and... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

spice souk, though not as large as the other souk is always interesting. Many of the products are coming from Iran across the golf. I bought a blend of pepper with black, white and red grains. I'm sure it will last for the years to come. If you don't find something in one shop they rush you themselves into the... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a love hate relationship with them. Hate the pushy sale persons but I love the spice market because she it overloads the 5 senses.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a bit lost trying to find this souk after stepping out of the gold souk, but if you are close enough just follow your nose that will lead you here. Spice market befits the name with all kinds of dried spices and tea from all over Asia and Africa displayed in one place. The aroma of the spices... More 

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Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spices market is very near to Gold Souq ( gold market) In Deira Dubai till the end of Dubai Creek Al Ras Abra station. Very famous and busy area whole sale and retailer are there. Many kinds of herbs and spices and and dry fruits are available. Bargaining is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the back of the gold souk extending towards the abra station the spice souks are a feast for the eyes and nose with hues of color and fragrance of spices cinnamon bark frankincense turmeric and roots and herbs with the traders calling out tourists males for selling a root or herb aphrodisiacs Must visit the narrow alleys showcasing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some spices but you'll find many other things selling there. I thought it was only spices and had imagined it differently. Worth seeing if you're in the area, otherwise skip it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will move back in time once you will come to the Spice souk... we've come from the other side of Dubai Creek so we firstly visited the Old souk and textile souk... all the souks are beuatiful, amazing and perfect for buying some things as spice or souvenirs... You must be patient because arab traders are insitent. The initial... More 

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Staying in The Creek

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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 air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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