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“A Feast for the Senses”

Dubai Deira Fish Souk
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US$66.94*
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Dubai Private Food Tour including 10 Tastings
Ranked #100 of 401 things to do in Dubai
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San Francisco, California
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“A Feast for the Senses”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

The Dubai fish souk is a "must" see for foodies. Here you will find local and imported fish from a wide area, some of which may not be common where you live. The fish mongers are friendly, and if you ask, they'll let you take photos, even holding the fish. It would be fun to be able to cook and taste some of the fish, but there's a sign at the nearby Metro station that you can't take fish on its trains. (I see that other reviewers point out the ban extends to taxis.) There's a dried fish section as well, which underscores the universality of dehydration as a preservation method that dates back centuries. Be sure to wear rubber soled shoes you can rinse off afterwards (it also prevents slipping because of the wet floors). Watch out as you walk up and down the aisles as this is a working market, and you'll encounter wheelbarrows and carts ready to run you down if you don't get out of the way. It's their livelihood.

Next to the fish market are a vegetable/produce market, a meat market, and a rice market. But the fish market is the most energetic and fascinating.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Bargin Fish”
Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Went to buy the food for the week. I bought large hamour fish. The men tried us as Americans but we ended up paying a fair price in the end. We come to buy and pay what a fish Like that I'd worth. Fun day. Oh very Important DON'T TELL THE TAXI YOU HAVE FISH. THEY WON'T TAKE YOU. LOL THEY HAVE GYPSY PICK UP TRUCKS WITH HONEST GUYS IN THEM. THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO YOUR RESIDENCE.

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Doha
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Of the most beautiful places that I visit in Dubai and during my trip to other countries
Is a vegetable and fish market
Find all kinds of fish, crustaceans and dried fish Kmalk
In addition to the vegetable market

Visited October 2012
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“Fun and fishy”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Best of all the souks. A wonderful insight into a local fishing market and a chance to see the local delicacies. You can buy individual fish and have them gutted/chopped on site. Includes the vegetable market too.

Visited May 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A must Visit!! Great Variety, Low Prices”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Fish Market Opens daily from 8:00 am till 1 pm, then again from 6 pm till 10 pm.

They have all kinds of fresh fish, shrimps, lobsters, clams and all kinds of seafood with great prices, its very convenient, as they have many carriers with push cars to carry your stuff, so we usually ask for their help, then we take our fish and shrimps to the counters where they get them cleaned and cut the way we want, which is perfect, and saves alot time, as i take the stuff, ust rinse then start cooking.

Plus while our sea food is getting cleaned, we shop for fresh fruits and vegetables right behind the finsh market, which is great!!

I love going there on saturdays, i usually invite my friends and family for sea food feasts, and everyone raves about them:)

Highly recommended for dubians.

Visited February 2013
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