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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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
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 landing about 5 minute walk from the Spice Souk - the Gold Souk is about a further 5 - 10 minute walk from there.
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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
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 a good deal. 😊