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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. Using our world travel planner, Dubai attractions like Dubai Spice Souk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was looking forward to visiting here because we were here 20 years ago and it was rows and rows of sacks full of spices...now it's just a tourist trap ..and annoying at that. Wouldn't waste my time....  more »
  • A great place to buy souvenirs and other goods. It is very vibey, loud, interactive and you get a sense of excitement. It is very safe and the traders are very friendly. well worth visit  more »
  • Great souk to buy spices and especially Saffron has a much better price than ours! I also recommend the purchase of dates which are of excellent quality! To do quite early in the morning or in the evening because the heat is soon unbearable. Don't forget to negotiate all that buy you!
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  • Amazing corner of Dubai! Shop around and don't be afraid to haggle. Great gift packs of fresh spices abound.
  • Very nice and helpful sellers. You have to bargain very well. Don't let their friendliness fool you. Move around 1st and look for best price before you buy!
  • I don't remember if i have been here before, but I just love this place. It is a part of the Old Dubai. The heart of the Old Dubai. If you are a truest so do spare some time to visit the old Dubai. One thing to keep on mind, make sure the weather is nice.
  • It's a shining charming world! Have a full wallet, you'll spend a lot of money but it really worths every penny! You'll find great silver stores as well. There are just some annoying sellers yelling on your ears to buy fake purses and this sort of stuff, but it doesn't denigrate the souk at all.
  • The aroma of the spices will make you crazy. A nice plac to buy world class spices.