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 Edition.
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  • After having seen much of the "new" part of Dubai, we really wanted to see some of the older parts of the city and I feel I can recommend the Spice Souk for tourists, with some reservations. The...  more »
  • Big variety of all kind of spices and dry fruit but prices are much more expensive comparing to Morocco  more »
  • Lots of shops offering all kinds of spices, tees, dried fruits, etc. However, prices are ridiculous, even if you negotiate heavily. We walked out of a shop after having negotiated for some 15 min...  more »
  • A good market with lots of markets and can buy anything! As per most markets the vendors all in your face trying to entice you in for a sale. Best way is say "no" with a hand gesture of 2/3 fingers in downward motion & keep walking! But a good experience. Only a few public toilets in the area that are very far apart so be warned. Have fun
  • I found the spice souk to be rather interesting. Such amazing collection of spices and their natural aroma. Good place to buy spices, nuts and dates. I was happy I had a guide as the maze of shops was bewildering and it helped to have someone who could guide me on reasonable prices. It was an excellent experience to see so many different spices, fruits, vegetables and teas, one could spend a whole day in this Souk. Great cultural experience.
  • They had a lot of spices but beware of the sellers. I got dragged into a store an the guy wouldn't let me go. And the prices where over the roof. At the end I went to the last store because the older men there didn't bother us. It's better to have a guy with you. Then they don't bother you.
  • You can find any herbs and spices there one of old and traditional Iranian market .they can speak multi languages. It is one of the place tourist loves to visit .the prices are very good.
  • It is crowded with touting from the sellers and people hustle and bustle but I have to say I feel safe and not worried about being pickpocketed/thieved, which I have never felt anywhere else. The sellers are nice and friendly but of course you need to bargain hard. Enjoy my time shopping there.

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