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The Karama Market

18B Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 56 134 4178
Review Highlights
daunting but fun

read some interesting reviews before heading off for some bargains. Lots of haggling and pressure... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sash B
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Great for watches and bags!

I was apprehensive at first when thinking about visiting Karama market as I don’t like being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Al Karama is one of the oldest street malls of Dubai, the market sells all kinds of gift items, like t shirts and jeans, shoes and ladies handbags. The timing is 10 am to 10:30 pm and on Fridays 3 pm to 10:30 pm. The market used to be closed for lunch time but now it's changed to straight.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
18B Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 56 134 4178
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Reviewed 5 days ago

read some interesting reviews before heading off for some bargains. Lots of haggling and pressure from rather seedy looking agents planted by retailers to draw in or rather literally drag in customers to the various shops. We were actually poached as soon as we came...More

Thank Sash B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was apprehensive at first when thinking about visiting Karama market as I don’t like being pestered to go into shops but my boyfriend wanted a look at the watches and we only wanted to go for a quick visit. We got a taxi that...More

3  Thank Katieprin17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a visit to Karama market my husband was looking at watches & went along with him. I would say we were not prepared and even though it felt seedy going upstairs into back rooms you felt safe at all times. After my...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Visited September 2017, not like it was years ago as none of the bags are on display. We found a great shop and just asked then were taken to the 'warehouse' nearby by car. All completely safe and purchased 3 amazing bags and 2 scarfs...More

17  Thank Poppysophie W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Best place for fake items. Watches trainers clothing bags but you must haggle hard. Its very full on so be brave and look for good quality as some stuff is rubbish. The market actually is two rows of shops covering 3 car parks.

2  Thank Curtis32621
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited the market on a Monday evening in the dark. At first it seems quite daunting as you are approached a lot, however if you are polite and say you are not interested they don't tend to hassle you too much. We were on...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Came here 5 yrs ago and bought tee shirts and watches. Big disappointment today as many shops closed and the ones that are open had very little choice. Not cheap either. Turkey ( Marmaris ) , as far as I'm concerned, is the fake capital...More

1  Thank Jimbo166
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Karama Market is at 18B Street in Al Karama easy to get to. It is a court type area of low rise buildings some painted with fancy pictures. It is different to Karama Mall or Shopping center which are high rise building. This are has...More

2  Thank GRAHAM M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I have worked in the region for more than 10 years and visit Dubai often. I will admit over the years things have changed. However, I always make it a point to stop by the Karama Market. I still use handbags I bought 10 years...More

5  Thank BusinessTravelerT2
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We have visit karama market other day buy few item and have visited so many shops but price is too dear need too much talked to price down. My sister visit in dubai few weeks ago talk about the instgramer she say they have biggest...More

8  Thank Bettybria
Barbacali, Owner at The Karama Market, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Bettybria Thank you very much for taking a moment to share your comments about our market with the Tripadvisor community. I am delighted to read that you have take your time and find the right place to Mack happy shopping with our karama market....More

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27 November 2017|
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Response from GRAHAM M | Reviewed this property |
No not via Karama but you can try zzbingle.pw/ in China Thanks GM
Kaid Z
19 November 2017|
Response from Dubaichats | Property representative |
Hi Hun , never heard of this brand I don’t think you can find it in Karama , how ever try downloading the app which has most of the bags , it’s called ; Genuine bags
Andy C
16 November 2017|
Response from GRAHAM M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Open from about 10am but mostly close mid afternoon for lunch then open to late