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Textile Souk

Bur Dubai | Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 325 7800
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Bur Dubai | Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

3  Thank VictoriAnika
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Etern G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

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

1  Thank A7036ARbarbarap
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Simin S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

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 vendors...More

3  Thank lorna m
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

1  Thank digitalroc
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

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

Thank Shazeerazly Z
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

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

2  Thank JulieB3333
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

All the shops sell the same stuff, so once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Along the way, you will get pestered to buy fake handbags & watches...this will test your patience. I had heard so much about these souks, but they massively disappointed...More

Thank Nisha P
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

If you're prepared for the fact that every vendor is going to try and drag you into their shop then you won't be taken by surprise. If you're going to haggle then definitely start with a low price, even if it's ridiculously low. They won't...More

Thank Rebecca B
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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
...More
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scotlandsno1gal
20 January 2018|
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Response from Rebecca B | Reviewed this property |
You'd probably find plenty here to be honest. There wasn't just textiles, there were lots of souvenir kinds of things. There was even a spice shop just in the middle of it all.
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Maisa00
29 March 2017|
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Response from Petty66 | Reviewed this property |
I am very sorry, but I really did not notice. As I was simply souvenir hunting :-))
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