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Old Souk

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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was looking forward to go there as I like cultural stuff they sell and I know how to haggle. Although I am British, my Pakistani background and natural urdu accent helped me a lot to grab a good deal. Bought very well crafted cashmere...More

Thank Sheikh_111
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a small district where you can buy low quality, cheep Chinese and Indian products. It’s good to see if you have never seen such historical local bazaar.

Thank alican e
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely an experience. Spice, gold and everything you can imagine is being sold here. A lot of fake stuff too. We loved the spice souk.

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place to visit and appears to be a popular destination for locals and visitors. There are quite a number of shops here selling footwear, clothing and souvenirs and a few tailors too. The entire area is so clean and everybody we...More

Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide took us to the Old Town - the best part was the trip to and there across the creek in a small boat. The old town is really divided into two parts - the gold shops and the spice shops. We enjoyed...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The old Souk is so different to normal “shopping”. There is just so much of everything. If you are looking to buy it would be best to know exactly what you want and have an idea of prices.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

First let me say I don’t like to bargain. I don’t want to pay more than necessary but don’t want to go through the hassle. My wife has a totally different view and enjoys the process. We were able to get replacement wedding bands from...More

Thank Dolfanlp13
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My wife and myself had been looking forward to revisiting the Old Souk after thirteen years of absence. This was the place where my wife and 16 year old daughter used to be able to stroll around the shops and stalls confident that there would...More

4  Thank Bedou
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A must visit to the old Souk in Deira Dubai where everything you need you can find their from spices to Gold .. with the ancient history of Dubai and old buildings... you cross the creek through the local transportation Abra and enjoy the scent...More

1  Thank Yasmin Y
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I took the Big Bus to explore old Dubai. The red line tour is well planned and allow for an authentic experience of old Dubai. The Old Souk is a must visit. Be prepared as it’s not air-conditioned. Wear good walking shoes and a bargain...More

Thank MymoenaI1
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place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
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of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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Rweka K
20 July 2018|
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Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
Morning till early evening for the Spice Souk.
1 June 2018|
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Response from Saleh M | Reviewed this property |
Sher mohammad khan Trading LLC is very expensive,, even all other shops are offering you 10 times higher prices of species and other products comparing to Deira rates.. please do not forget to bargaining to each and every... More
salma m
10 May 2018|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car the entire time we were in UAE. They had free gps without having to use the data on your cell phone so it was very easy to het around.