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Old Souk

Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 55 322 6009
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Half-Day Tour of Traditional Dubai
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Walking Through Bastakiya Heritage Area and Souks Including City Tour with...
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Dubai Morning Tour and Afternoon Desert Safari with BBQ dinner
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“spice souk” (54 reviews)
“fake watches” (12 reviews)
“gold shops” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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+971 55 322 6009
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"spice souk"
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"fake watches"
in 12 reviews
"gold shops"
in 13 reviews
"pure gold"
in 5 reviews
"gold ring"
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"al ras"
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"shops selling"
in 8 reviews
"shop owners"
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"on display"
in 8 reviews
"traditional boat"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"buy something"
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"for sale"
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"walk around"
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"boat ride"
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"air conditioned"
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"saffron"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sellers use aggressive tactics. But like any other market in the world, a polite no thanks and keep walking works. We did get some amazing bargains at 1/4 of the starting price. If you don’t like haggling or don’t like aggro, then don’t go....More

Thank carlito495
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In March of 2018 our bus dropped us off for a limited time in this area. A male traveler and myself went into this store and I was told that the shoes (3 pair) bought were exclusively made in Dubai and was over charged. Found...More

1  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The charm of the old souk is amazing. Although I got a bit impatient with the barrage of vendors selling everything from burkas to “copy watch” Brietling watches taking the boat for 1 dirham from the Old Souk to the Gold Souk was really fun....More

Thank Lucas P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the metro to the Al Ras station and it was an easy walk to the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. Expect crowds, lots of bargaining and maybe some good deals. We enjoyed the Spice Souk and felt we did some good bargaining---we...More

Thank BnThrDnThat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You first need.to.understand that you.are in a.very expensive city where everything is imported. These ingrediants dont make.a.good and.authentic well priced souk. However if u must buy then this souk has.mid to.low.range.quality items.

Thank Rene P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We too got ripped off, just bought 2 100g spices and 2 bags of nuts less than 100g for AED 370 AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!

Thank robincaliente69
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the SHER MOHAMMED KHAN TRADING market as part of a city tour that I booked through Ryan Tours. Unfortunately one of the merchants essentially stole from me. After a pretty aggressive exchange, I did agree to purchase 2 items. I asked for the...More

3  Thank JustChelle
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

I don’t mind visiting open markets but I have to say this is the only one where I’ve felt like telling the shop owners to F O. I understand they need to make a living but when they’re all selling the same stuff and you...More

2  Thank MarkHadley
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Everywhere around the world we travel, we always check out an open market, they are usually fun and who doesn't like a bargain! We visited the Old Souk anticipating somewhat of a similar experience. Well, this one was tough to even get through it in...More

3  Thank sandra n
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We took a walk and probably saw tons of gold, and huge number of gold shops showing their pieces. Some of them were quiet elegant and appeared to testimony a great savoir faire. But, to be honest, I expected more flair of a market place...as...More

1  Thank Jörg K
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Sharon S
May 31, 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
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salma m
May 10, 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.
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miyuuminty
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Response from SJB448 | Reviewed this property |
I would say that Dubai in general is a safe place. The souk is very crowded and you will be constantly pestered to buy so be prepared for that. Normal business hours but I would go during the day. Have fun there is plenty to... More
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