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Dubai Spice Souk

Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+98 911 313 8170
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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.
  • Excellent21%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“buy spices” (13 reviews)
“shop keepers” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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"buy spices"
in 13 reviews
"sights and smells"
in 8 reviews
"shop keepers"
in 14 reviews
"dry fruits"
in 10 reviews
"abra station"
in 11 reviews
"al ras"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
in 9 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 33 reviews
"nice experience"
in 9 reviews
"saffron"
in 94 reviews
"vendors"
in 71 reviews
"spicy"
in 474 reviews
"bargaining"
in 33 reviews
"frankincense"
in 12 reviews
"cardamom"
in 10 reviews
"gold"
in 56 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was actually looking forward to this place. “Dubai Spice Souk” has a nice exotic ring to it. But I think what I imagined in my mind was far more appealing. I know it’s a spice market but as a rule, I don’t particularly enjoy...More

Thank Eunice C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't bother with this rubbish place. Hyper/uber agressive people all over the place who'll keep harassing you to buy something until you break. Just run away and get all the spices you want at a nearby shop where its much more civilised or at a...More

Thank beautifullydepressed
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had a quick 16 hour layover, but had to make it to the historic and traditional spice market (souk) and see the variety of spices. Amazing. Expect to haggle a LOT (up to 75% off what the original offer was) and got some great...More

Thank Tim A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional spice market is an old styled market with no of shops selling herbs,spices,honey,dry fruits and almost many medicated oil.Few shops also sell beautiful traditional kettle,utensils used in yesteryear. The market is clean and specially lantern and souvenir shops work watching.There is also a sand...More

Thank Taha H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spice Souk,Gold Souk and Textile Souk are close to each other.Specially when you are in Spice souk beware you are choosing right and pour spices. Specially look for saffron( you will get multiple qualities) . I have mentioned about it in my blog,Please refer.

Thank Ajit D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited there on June 27. It’s nice visiting time there and getting new experience for us. There were many different kinds of spice from several origins. Also available so called genuine traditional dresses making from China . Most shops inviting friendly but their...More

Thank Tuntun U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place you need to bargain to get good prices but she around first and never go for the first price they offer you, if you like something very hard you be expected to hazel to get your best price

1  Thank Jorge T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lot of people forget that this place started as known as a place to get spices. before the oil. before the gold and the shopping and now the huge towers and biggest and best everything. it was at first about the spices. check out...More

Thank Andre L
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

You go to these kinds of souqs expecting to be hassled at least a bit. It's part of the charm. But these is an amplification to this place that can get a little uncomfortable. Shopkeepers tend to follow you for longer than is necessary to...More

Thank Jebenna
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop after taking a water taxi across the river. If you love spices, this is the place to be as it has all original spices. You will probably need a list of spices you want to avoid buying the whole shop!...More

Thank Stha N
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The Creek
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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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Danny R
18 January 2018|
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Response from ritesh d | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Can’t really remember because our guide took us there. Sorry for that.
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82Jasmin82
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
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grigg370
22 July 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grigg, if you are talking about the yellow granular salt (or that is what it looked to me) yes. They don't sell it on every stand, but there are few which they do.
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