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Address: 18B Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 50 000 0000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Al Karama is one of the oldest street malls of Dubai, the market sells all...

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.

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Maybe not as good as it used to be - I went every week when I lived in Dubai - but still has a reality check atmosphere that offsets the glitz of opulent Dubai. Food in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony S
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first visited Karama on my first tripi to Dubai in 1991 - over the years because of the fake handbag situation, there are no shops selling great fakes due to police clamp down.

1 Thank DianeandJames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son lives out in Dubai, so took us to Karama he knew a shop, they took us to a secret place,!! Fabulous quality, he knows the best shop..!! & we weren't sorry, my 2 bags have been used well & are still immaculate, & in top Leathers, Celine & L/V, my L/V was even admired in a UK Airport... More 

1 Thank Julie T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go here, please keep your wits about yourself as you will be hounded and bullied in to shops perhaps you wouldn't necessarily want to go in. I visited this place with my friend a to see how genuine these counterfeit goods look and they can easily pass as the real deal. Obviously, this is something you will need... More 

1 Thank yosemite007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by taxi in the afternoon and you do get approached all the time by men offering you designer goods, but they are easy to walk away from. we went to one shop and we're taken upstairs but he didn't have the bags we wanted, we told him what we were after and he took us to another shop... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4 of us wanted to visit as was told it was ok and where to buy a bargain on various bags, watches, so we thought what not have a look, to be warned folks if you get caught buying any fakes in Dubai you will be arrested?. As soon as we got out the cab we got hounded with... More 

3 Thank Barry S
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135 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It rained the whole day on Feb 26, 2017. I am not sure if it is normal for so much rain in Dubai. We did not have umbrella and thus we went inside the Karama Centre to spend a few minutes there and wished that the rain might stop. There are a lot of smaller shops inside the center. A... More 

1 Thank NorthAmericaTravel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe not as good as it used to be - I went every week when I lived in Dubai - but still has a reality check atmosphere that offsets the glitz of opulent Dubai. Food in the Karama is very good and great value. If you like copycat watches, then you will find them here. Leather and clothing are good... More 

1 Thank Tony S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been for 2 years and having read recent reviews was not going to bother.However weather was poor so spent a few hours there last week. Whatever you want in the way of handbags,watches etc is still available,most stores have items that they have on iPads for you to choose from,you don't have to go to apartments,we got all... More 

3 Thank jemLiverpool
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Sadly this was my fourth trip to Dubai and rushed down to Karama. It's in a very sorry state and I would now say probably not worth rushing down there. Very little good quality stuff and cheap non branded versions. Very pushy staff and you are hassled to death as basically the visitors are just not going now. I bought... More 

4 Thank Robins1968
Hamburg Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you ever have been in Istanbul - you cannot compare this very small market with it - many of the leather Bags are FROM Istanbul - so the leather quality is very good - Shoes mostly from China and not a good quality (UGG Fakes) - fake shirts from many brands with mostly low quality and high prices -... More 

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