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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  • It is market, but hard to see to find any reason to go there as in supermarkets you can enjoy the same (we liked in Mall of Emirates) spice stands while in Gold Souk & Spice Souk it gets very hot even...  more »
  • Had a guide person's attention and was visited Souk spice souks more go to local people, we went is safe to shop at the entrance in tourist souks, but go in the back and slightly dangerous, so pepper and saffron bought in a shop near the entrance. Any shop talk is intense. That is hardly "nihao". Shop their products are very cheap, good quality always says. To people who've been longer business travellers always haggle in here I was told that bargaining is quite tedious. Special price best supermarket in the Mall who think cheap as was not since the credit card and buy a beautiful package. 500 g black pepper is 30 drachm. 500 g white pepper is 50 drachm. Products of major manufacturers in Japan is mostly made in Viet Nam, for Arab pepper flavor is strong. I bought a absolutely great deals and encouraged the Saffron in the middle of forced because the vessel was beautiful in Arabic. Price is 50: 1 in Japan for sure but considering the applications and amount is much too much. Women desperate sellers because 旅慣renai requires attention.
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  • You must take in a Gold Souk & Spice Souk while here in Dubai for the experience of a life time. The good old bartering system works well here and the selection and smells are out of this world you ca...  more »
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  • It is a great place to visit. You get to walk through the old streets of Dubai along with all the local shops on both side of the street. The shops mainly include local clothing, local spices. There are also Indian temples in this area. So all the Indians look out for this place. I will not forget to mention one thing - you can get great souvenir at very cheap price. Taking all of this into account I mark this as a must-see place.
  • Awesome place. There were shops on both sides and roof was covered with woodshed. Lot of hustle and bustle on the street. I enjoyed being there, after all local markets are best to know more about city business and locals.
  • All the souls in Dubai are a good place for leisure walk around and make quick cheap purchases. If from India then Kesar was the only good spice I think that was worth purchasing from here. Not much of Dry fruits variety available here. Good for souvenir shopping. Spice variety packs and other small things can be bought from here.
  • Better cleanliness and better restrooms would have given a 5 starts to the place. Besides that, for those with a perceptive and sensitive nose, or a taste for great spices and love for cooking .... This is the place. Just amazing, fair prices (make sure you negotiate)! In addition the boat trip to cross the creek is just nice!
  • There's something for everyone who loves spices. Best Saffron at roughly 10 Dirhams for 10 grams of the best pure Saffron - Dec 2017. Hundreds of spices. totally safe and very clean!!

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