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Dubai Spice Souk

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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All reviews buy spices sights and smells shop keepers dry fruits abra station al ras for sale worth a visit nice experience saffron vendors spicy bargaining frankincense cardamom gold souvenirs
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to buy saffron & few other spices, including vanilla pods. Researched at home what they cost me & what I was prepared to pay. Armed with this knowledge plus the fact I don’t like to haggle we went to the spice souk. Fab...More

Thank Yvette W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the spice souk as part of a tour yesterday. Our guide brought a few of us to a store with friendly owners who spoke English and German and gave us anything we wanted to see or taste. Up until this point everything was...More

1  Thank Andrei T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and must say it is not an experience I enjoyed. My daughter was with me who was 11 and it made me feel uncomfortable all the touching and wrapping the scarf around. When you stopped to ask a price you were almost dragged...More

Thank C-Russell-Griffiths
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through you are stoped by every vendor, they like to touch you, put their products in your hands, wrap you in scarves and head gear and follow you around. We couldn’t bare it so didn’t stay long. I wanted to by some fridge magnets...More

3  Thank Shabbylaura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great morning out in Dubai, away from the high rise city centre. Sacks of beautiful spices, the smell as you walk through the souk is incredible. Be prepared to deal with vendors badgering you and definitely haggle on the price. Be wary...More

Thank bjw2110
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 September 2018

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 September 2018

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

2  Thank Liberty-Ivan
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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.
29 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