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Dubai Spice Souk

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+98 911 313 8170
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely way to experience the beautiful bright colours of spices and of course to smell them too. A great ambience, friendly people.

Thank harimell
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thought spices were a little pricey. We went on a tour and learned a lot about the use of spice. We bought pistachios but they were not fresh when we tasted them upon our return to our hotel. I guess it was from sitting out....More

Thank Charl0tte2012
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice selection of all the spices you can imagine. Go a bit deeper into the souk for better quality/price ratio!

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are multiple shops and everyone will attempt to lure you to their shop. Yes they are very friendly to get you to relax your guard. If you are not an experienced haggler, the way to approach their offers is to look at the item...More

1  Thank Mónica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were charged 1000 dirhams for a few bags of spices... thats over £200. I can visit Tesco and get them for under £10! Of course we didn't pay! The particular place we were charged this we spent so long in the shop and they...More

1  Thank Liberty-Ivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good to see the old dubai by visiting the spice souk, if your going to buy souveniers such as key rings, fridge magnets and general tradtional Dubai ornaments/gifts this really is the best place. Its one of the rare places where you can haggle...More

Thank mouddin10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the spice souk looked like it had the possibility to be a great visit - the experience was a let down. Having read numerous reviews of people visiting in the evening and it being lit up and a great place to be, we decided...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when i reached here after gold souk I thought what is this. these souks are overrated and hyped only. i wasted my time and energy but obviously we see then only we know truth. avoid at all cost.

1  Thank Alok K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went as part of a city tour. Don't recommend - the shops/stalls are staffed by people who are determined to sell you something/anything. Some are quite aggressive and we gave them a real cold shoulder. It's a bit interesting and the odd person was fun...More

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went old town Dubai, spice souk, it was great I tried tea, (camel milk tea) just a must try. First place I saw that had souvenirs everywhere with best prices too, I love all of the store owners I met and haggling is a...More

Thank jane w
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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
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Joe D
10 September 2018|
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Response from Grant N | Reviewed this property |
You can get there by car - take about 15 minutes from Dubai Mall - but you wanted to go on the Creek - suggest you head for the Creek by taxi and have them drop you at a boat landing. The boat can take you direct to the... More
Danny R
18 January 2018|
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Response from riteshd142 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Can’t really remember because our guide took us there. Sorry for that.
28 November 2017|
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Response from flamboyant55 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any shop in particular as most shops there sell saffron. You will have to do a little hunting but don't forget to bargain as you will definitely find differences in prices from shop to shop. Enjoy & hope you find... More