Meena Bazaar
Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Situated in the historical district of Al Fahidi, Meena Bazaar is a cluster of shops spread across several streets. You’ll find great food here in the Little India of Dubai, as well as textiles, hand-embroidered apparel, unique antiques, spices, and jewelry. The bazaar is busy day and night—you can try visiting in the afternoon when it’s relatively quieter. Get here by metro or bus, and have cash ready, as smaller merchants may not accept credit cards. When you’re done taking it all in, the Dubai Museum and Dubai Creek are a short distance away. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Al Fahidi
How to get there
  • Al Fahidi • 8 min walk
  • Al Ghubaiba • 9 min walk
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BD33
Leicester, UK28 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We went to Meena bazar and don’t get me wrong the shops and restaurants were very authentic. However please be careful of people looking to exploit tourists. Nearly got scammed by some herbal shops, don’t follow anyone to any shops, all a scam. If it seems to good it is.
Stay safe.
Written 15 February 2024
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Pat
Rome, Italy22 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Loved the markets, but they were too repetitive. Also, I was hassled so much to buy, that I left without buying anything! I would not go back.
Written 1 February 2024
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Subrata
Navi Mumbai, India491 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
It was a great place for shopping cloths, Jewellery, Watches, Perfume, Dry Fruits, Chocolates, premium copies of international expensive brands. No need to go to Gold Shoks, this place will meet all your requirements.
A must visit and carry lots of cash or a credit card with high credit limit. Haha...
Written 29 January 2024
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Maps23301141232
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
i visit joyalukkas in meena bazar new shop its very good experience mr suraj give us a very good service and collections are excellent joyalukkas always no 1
Written 28 December 2023
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pv
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
1) DO NOT buy anything except key chains and magnets from meena bazaar
2) they DO NOT sell camel wool shawls here at all. They will say yea they do and take you to various shops and show you “sky cashmere” shawls made in Sweden with a picture of a goat and say it’s camel shawls - do not buy you can get for much cheaper online.
3) this place is full of scammers and will follow you around as soon as you get out of the taxi - don’t be fooled
4) do not buy perfumes, soaps or herbal stuff
5) watch out for Filipino women selling saffron in shops - they will try to force you to prepackaged saffron on you to buy - always take fresh from glass jars and weighted in front of your eyes
6) do not eat anything at the restaurants here as workers are not hygienic I saw one brushing her teeth in public bathroom and few sleep in the shops.
7) public bathrooms do not have tissue
8) meena bazaar is good to walk around and leave
Written 26 December 2023
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Alin M
3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Cheap souvenirs. But some shops the sellers are nearly forcing you to buy from them. Can find a lot of nice souvenirs

Written 7 November 2023
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Pali
Chalfont St Peter, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Scams in Dubai - Dubai police not effective as should be as this has been happening for the past 10 years yet tourists & locals are been conned each day !

The reason as to why I travelled to Dubai is because it is allegedly supposed to be one of the safest places in the world, trust me it is not. Myself, my wife, and my brother and his wife were walking along Meena Bazaar. A young Indian guy, early 20s approached me about my large stomach and saying I hope you don’t mind sir, but my father had a big stomach like you and there is a mixture of herbs that reduce all of your belly fat within 40 days, how he knew of a herbal treatment that was effective..gave some names which we had never heard of.

As I was aware of my obesity and wanted to reduce my weight after my holiday, I thought this was a God send and went with him to the shops.

This guy was trying to be humble and just reiterated please pray for me for the advise I give, they both talked in Punjabi to me. He showed us a ‘fake’ photo of his so called father who’s fat belly had been shrunk
educed . I don’t know how i got lured into following him to the shop to buy the product. . He walked so quickly and through alleys(so i couldn’t trace the location) took me fist to a normal grocery shop where I paid 60 AED for to pots of packaged fat losing powder, he then took me to herbal shop and there the herbalist showed me three tubes of herbal powder and said the pots were 60, 70 or 75 AED, he then put the powder in 13 doses he then made a bill of irc 1100 AED and I paid this by card. He then said you need this herbal powder as well and noticed I was gullible and to far gone into this investment . He then showed me another powder and I k DW he would charge by the dose and made the bill up to 1800 AED. In total over 3200 AED. I payed as the products were all inside the bottles mixed up. The 2 guys who accompanied us disappeared. I was stunned and shocked when I left the shop and thought I have paid over £750 for this herbal powder and was lost in the bazaar, I managed to find my family and they then asked me did you buy the product and I said yes, I was to embarrassed to tell them of the amount I paid. Thankfully my family know me and said something is not right, I the. Told them I had been scammed, luckily we I managed to retrace my steps back to the shop (see photo attached of the shop) and started discussing what had happened to us and that we were going to go all the way to prosecute them so that they learn their lesson.

The shop owner said I didn’t force you to buy this and the products are mixed so no good to me, my cousin and wife said we will call the police and the shop owner said call the police which I thought very strange. In the end he said I will have to charge you 30% as my product has been wasted, this when it’s a false product and scam.

I said just to get me out of the situation 5% and he then refunded the money which I still don’t know if he has charged twice and paid him 150AED in cash for his so called loss of product.

Please note i called the police and they would not file a complaint, they have E me the consumer rights Arab emirates website to report the fraud and crime on.

Please note stay away from MEENA bazaar
Written 10 October 2023
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Syeda S
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very good must visit place in lifetime
Dubai is a favourite tourist destination. One can have value for money. Every Tourist spot is worth visiting. U get to know that they have made world records in many a things. They are the firsts and only in many a things
Written 6 July 2023
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Bala
United Kingdom16 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
All you need in one place all flavour off restaurant shopping all kind off items specially Indian Srilankan people enjoy thi place
Written 21 June 2023
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Bheenick Dooshan
Phoenix39 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Meena Bazaar is the side of Dubai where you can bargain and get good deals. You will find popular jewellery shops like Malabar and Joyalukas there.
Written 12 March 2023
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