Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai

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Explore the scents, flavors, and colors of Emirati cuisine at Dubai Spice Souk, a traditional market. Wander the multitude of covered streets, taking in sights of sacks overflowing with spices, herbs, and fruits. Independent vendors will offer you a glass of tea and tell you all about their proudly displayed stock. If something strikes your fancy, remember that haggling is the norm here, so try your best to get a fair price. Take your camera with you to snap shots of the artfully arranged stalls and the traditional local produce. Dubai Spice Souk is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Dubai Edition.
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  • The Spice Souk is among the most colorful places in Deira and is unsurprisingly, popular with tourists of all nationalities. The shops here boast of a huge collection of natural spices and condiments....  more »
  • Do not go there, do not buy anything there! For 100g of curry and 100g of garam masala they wanted 850dhs. There was no option to give less money, really angry seller. We've left that place because we...  more »
  • Nothing quaint, only stores that try to rip you off money. Wouldn't go back more. It feels like a souvenir market. Bad
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  • Traditional market not just a walk on the mall. It has its own charm, I am always amazed to visit traditional places so this one place I keep visiting each time I go to Dubai. Also price wise things are much cheaper here than buying from a shopping mall. Recommended for at least one visit for toursits.
  • Lots of spice shops available selling a fantastic array of spices as well as many other items such as dried fruit, tea (loose leaf as well), crockery, kitchenware, bags, toys, clothes.. It is a tourist attraction and the shop owners / workers know it so be prepared to have high prices quoted! Know approximate prices for what you're going for just in case..
  • Not very interesting. Many local people try to sell something to you. Old town of Dubai. Not as splendid As the new part. It is crowded, dirty and backward. Not very easy to get there. Be very cautious when you want to buy Sone spices, especially some expensive ones, such as saffron. The price is OK but you must know How to judge saffron and radish.
  • One of the few old world charm places in Dubai. Unfortunately most of spice shops have turned into tourist shops. Still one can see some exotic spices with medicinal values being explained by the shopkeepers.
  • Absolutely fresh spices available in very reasonable prices. Bargaining is mandatory to ensure that you don't end up paying high prices. Must buy saffron, menthol, green tea, origano, different flavours of essential oil. The market is open till 11pm officially. But most shops close by 10-10:30pm. Take enough time in hand before visiting.
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