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Old Souk: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 52 308 7786
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A place that takes u back in time to the classics of the Arabian nights. A place for those who love history. The boat ride was really fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnDias2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Souk is located in Bur Dubai. Place can be accessed by taking metro and alighting at Al Fahidi/Al Ghubaiba Stns. Heard and learnt from fellow tourists of their constant harassment from the traders @ souk. If that is the case, any unpleasant episodes would be...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LeasureJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of pushing and grabbing at you from all sides. Throwing things over your head, standing in your way, having 3 or 4 make a circle around you and demand that you go into their little shop. Cheap knock offs and counterfeit products being passed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Philip A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old Souk is full of weird and creepy men trying to sell you things. They will not stop for nothing. Some of the men keep saying things in their native language and looking at the women in a horrible way. A lot of the sellers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pedrohenriquer2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I have been crossing the SOUQ going to the gold zone. Unfortunately, and other than the terrible hassle there and with absent of security or local police, I have seen many cases of abuse and harassment by those sellers in front of the shops...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 418tamk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to visiting the Old Souks. Made the mistake of visiting on a Friday morning at 11ish, it wasn't busy at all which made the experience worse. Would have liked to have wandered and have a relaxed browse but the hassling was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ben o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wanted to visit this place and it was a let down. Three stores, spice shops, scarf shops and gold shops. That's it! One after another with the retailers all calling you and trying to sell you items, highlight was the 1 dirham boat ride...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gonzo2468
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Would loved to had stayed here longer, but the constant hassle from traders spoilt the visit. The aromas that filled the air were wonderful, but felt like you had to hurry through to escape

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PeterB11369
Reviewed August 20, 2019

As soon as I stepped foot through the souks I was harassed but every single person trying to sell something- fair enough they need the business but it turned into more them trying to flirt and harass than sell... I ended up walking through at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

We took a boat and it was a lovely ride where we could enjoy surrounding and view of Burj al Arab. Did not explore the shops to much, a bit touristy.

Date of experience: January 2019
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It’s open all the time
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Response from drsalehbakar | 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
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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.