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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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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+98 911 313 8170
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All reviews buy spices shop keepers sights and smells dry fruits abra station al ras for sale worth a visit interesting place nice experience saffron vendors spicy bargaining incense gold souvenirs
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting place to visit, but the prices are high and it is (compared to the one in Istanbul) actually on the small size, my overriding impression was this was operating for the tourists and not somewhere you find locals shopping, Still good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the spice souk, closer to tradition and away from the shiny malls. If you can handle crowded spaces, aggressive vendors and are itching to get some bargains via good old-fashioned haggling, then the old souk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ben K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit if your interested in the old ways of Dubai and a good place to buy souvenirs at a very decent price if you know how to bargain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charl d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a rip off! They wanted 1750 Dirhams (approx. 500 Euro or 400 USD) for some ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and curry. I kid you not! Luckily we did not let them intimidate us. And even though they went down to 200...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dolsotbap
Reviewed 1 week ago

The spice selections here are incredible. It is very important to ensure that when dealing with a vendor you compare pricing at more than one location. We had one fellow start his price for a souvenir at 220 Dirhams, only to drop to 50 Dirhams...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GPaCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited her with the children as important for them to see traditional buildings and life. It was eclectic, crazy and an overload for the senses. The children hated it....the sellers were in your face, grabbed at them a few times and wouldn't take no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank familyoffiveonhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cultural and interesting experience. They are all trying to sell, but you can easily just walk pass and they never touch you or anything. Right next to gold souk. Recommend going to both. They have much more soul than other parts of Dubai. However...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eliser989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m terrible at bartering... and it showed. I paid way more than I should have (according to friends who have gone previously). I really just wanted to see the amazing hanging lamps and smell of the spices. Don’t get ripped off! They’re tricky lil fellas....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank addiescoggin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every colour and type of spice you can imagine is sold here Vendors vie for your attention as they mostly all have the same products It’s worth a visit even if you don’t buy anything

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank butterflydiva7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very attractive area to see the older Dubai if you can put up with the constent haggling from the shop owners. This is a different culture and you have to respect this in there country how ever it was night when we were there and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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10 December 2018|
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Response from 858ajitd | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can,regardless those are allowed at US airport.
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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
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.