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I’d avoid this souk if possible. The gold, old and spice souk were decent but the vendors here are just too aggressive. You don’t need this hassle. Take the abra for 1AED and head to the Old Deira Abra Station and it will be much...More
We went through the Textile Souk as part of a Dubai Walking Tour. It's literally just a long lane near the old part of Dubai, It's pretty hectic, be prepared for a lot of haggling and in your face stall holders. We picked up a...More
After visiting Dubai History Museum in Bur Dubai it was close to Al Souk Al Kabir (“the Big Market”) & the Textile Souk. The Textile Souk, metres from the water & the Abra Station, didn’t have many people around when we visited, some beautifully vivid...More
It is a place where you can buy souvenirs (especially scarves) at good prices, but unfortunately it is hard to bargain and you need time to reach a normal price. If you do not have enough patience you can end up being fooled by paying...More
A wonderful experience unless you’re adverse to very aggressive sales people at the various stalls. It didn’t bother us. Fascinating display of goods. However, the sales tactics can be overbearing to some as sales people drape you with clothe and use every gimmick to get...More
Most of what is here is cheaply massed produced textiles from China. Even so, it’s beautiful to see displayed and other, more unusual things can be found from neighboring countries. You have to have an ability to say NO to the myriad vendors who will...More
One of the common souks in UAE. Place is very common and quite small place. Starting with Bastakia area surrounded with Abra journey and Dubai museum. It’s part of old Dubai trading. Just good place to look and do small shopping. Oil perfumes, saffron tea...More
If you don't like people pushy salesmen, you may not like this area. However, if just walk by or say you are not interested and keep walking that normally is good enough.
We stopped at The Pashmina House because I saw a recommendation online. We...More
Although I have been residing in Dubai for decades, I had never made it to the Famous Textile souq of Bur Dubai.
I stumbled upon it while sourcing for some wholesale vendors and was absolutely awestruck with is splendor!
The are shops after shops selling...More
I specifically went here as I was very much hoping to purchase lots of silk . Alas I think my expectations had got the better of me as this market sells in the main pre made clothing not of particularly good quality .