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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 .
The textile souk is where I ended up buying good quality t-shirts at a reasonable price than other souks. Just remember to negotiate with a few vendors in order to find out their bottom price, then go back and get that item for far less...More
The souqs mostly sell the same Abbaya.
After you buy from one shop, they'll help you carry the item then visit to another shop which sell the same items. They always say they'll give good price, it is good indeed but the way they don't...More
My husband and I went to the textile souk as part of a two walking hour tour with the City Sightseeing bus tour company. Our guide led us through the textile souk at a brisk pace. I was glad for this as we were continuously...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.