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Gold and spice souk

Downtown Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops have an intriguing array of rather gaudy and large gold jewelry items, not at all to my taste but fun to see. I prefer more understated items, but that is a personal choice. We came for the spectacle not to shop and enjoyed...More

Thank SMOGtraveller
Reviewed 30 June 2017

These are located in the older/traditional part of Dubai so you get more of a cultural experience, you can get good bargains but be prepared to haggle as prices are not listed on items, if you're not a good negotiators you'll pay more than you...More

Thank Cheryl100761
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a meltingly hot man rning at the gold & spice souks. Unfortunately, as it was Ramadan, we couldn't have drinks (even water) in public, so it was an uncomfortably hot & thirsty experience in 40+ degree heat. Spice souks were fabulous. So many...More

Thank Cecile S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Would be great if the shops were opened. Turns out the majority of them were closed on a Friday! Pretty much a dead street.. Would be back again to explore

Thank Felicia L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Visited during the heat of June which can be taxing going in and out of chilly air-conditioned shops to the blazing heat of 40 degrees plus. Lots of lovely looking jewellery priced from the budget conscientious through to the sky's the limit shoppers

1  Thank RonH1963
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visit Dubai in October 2016 and it was a awesome time. One of the great things to see there is their famous "Gold & Spice Souk". It's located in the northern part of Dubai and easily accessible with their Metro. After a short walking...More

1  Thank Our-Life-Journey13
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Leaving the Dubai ferry you can be taken across the creek on a traditional boat for 2 Dirhams and this is hectic but good fun. The Spice Souk was interesting and enjoyable with a wide variety if spices on show and for sale. The smells...More

Thank Mr. MJB
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

What can I say what a place to shop for gold, gem stones and it is an eye opening experience I do have some store s to recommend. Remember the exchange rate and remember to barter if you don't like the price u can walk...More

1  Thank DonnieB15
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was an interesting experience. Smell of the spices and the livelihood of the neighborhood reminded me of Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; but a smaller version. A nice place to visit in Dubai for a family or a couple who enjoys tastes of authentic places...More

Thank Koray K
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Caught the abra from Bur Dubai side of the creek for 1AED. It's not all that clear where to go once you're off the abra, so you just have to follow your nose across the road. I wandered through the spice market but did not...More

Thank sarahu1981
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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16 April 2017|
Response from RamadaAmritsar | Reviewed this property |
You can buy any amount of jewelry but you have to check US law how much you can buy the gold from out side country..any import duty is it there. It is always to buy jewelry by credit card it is safe.
16 April 2017|
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Response from sew hok L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not from the USA so I can't help you. I would think you might want to show proof of US purchase should you want to wear your US bought items in your travel. I don't know the US customs law on how much you can... More
26 March 2015|
Response from Krissie78 |
I agree with you Petrani. This area is not what you expect to see in Dubai. This is not the glitter and glamour that you expect of you watch the cityguides of dubai. This is a completely different surrounding than al the... More
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