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Dubai Spice Souk

Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Bargaining allows you to acquire different commodities, such as spice, gold, textiles and perfumes.
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  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Spice Souk in August so it was obviously hot! The vendors were all really keen to show us the spices and let the children smell them. They will pressure you to buy something but if you politely decline they are fine. It's...More

Thank caygill2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place, good price especially the saffron from that speciality store. The lady was very nice and was the storekeeper was not chasing us down the alley unlike the rest.

Thank Nusrat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the smell of the spice souk but be prepared for all the merchants to bombard you with requests to look at their products. If you politely say no most of them will be on their way.

Thank Mel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was hot but worth a visit of you want any spice in the world to buy or eat! Took a cab to get there from festival city around 25AED Didn't realise between 12 to 2pm it was a siesta time and many shops are...More

Thank MN8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being outdoors, it is pretty hot here, but a fun, more authentic feeling shopping experience than that of the Glamorous malls of Dubai. The souk is filled with friendly shopkeepers all vying for your business. Its lots of fun to get chatting to these guys....More

Thank DCB95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FUN FUN FUN . All the colors all the aromas of the world concentrates on small piece of the city. Every seller is your friend , they insist to visit their shop and showing spices you sometimes even not heard about , Try the camel...More

Thank Barnabas N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting souk and seems a bit less commercial than other souks. Unless you were looking to purchase spices, I wouldn't put this high on the list of sites to visit; but it is worth a stroll if you are in the area.

Thank Sivaram V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice place for the spice i buy safran at between 2 & 4 euros for a gramme the price are 100 times cheaper than in Europe and the quality far better the scents are amazing i love the spices a place to see Avoid...More

Thank Raf F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was suprised at the pricing considering that Dubai is quite an expensive city for shopping. The cut and sliced pistachios and almonds were very reasonable . There are a few stores which sell only saffron and honey . If you are looking at purchasing...More

Thank Chasing-history
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The Gold Souk and Spice Souk markets are all located in the Al Ras district of Northwestern Dubai. Some good products that are for sale in the market including the traditional jewellery and gold products. The spices are also nice and worth the try for...More

1  Thank Justin9127
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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22 July 2017|
Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Hi Grigg, if you are talking about the yellow granular salt (or that is what it looked to me) yes. They don't sell it on every stand, but there are few which they do.
11 June 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Quite a bit actually, they sell a lot of different spices and some of them are very overpriced. They know this and at some point, they ask you to make an offer. If the offer is quite low, they will back out and tell you to... More
15 March 2017|
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Response from matin22 | Reviewed this property |
yes avoid friday its closed