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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 suprised at the pricing considering that Dubai is quite an expensive city for shopping. The cut and sliced pistachios and almonds were very reasonable . There are a few stores which sell only sa...  more »
  • The Gold Souk and Spice Souk markets are all located in the Al Ras district of Northwestern Dubai. Some good products that are for sale in the market including the traditional jewellery and gold produ...  more »
  • I'm now for so many years to Dubai and have always loved the Spice Souk. Unfortunately, tourism here has been more and more, as you would wish. Next to: "Saffron makes the cake gehl" now "Aldi price" behind is called a. For this they put money into the renovation of the Souk. I find this good. And if you know where you can buy, it's still quite wonderful. :-)
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  • You need to be very very careful, don't buy from the first seller. I got three prices for the same specific brand of green tea. If they smell that you don't have the experience they will screw you. Trust me. You need to be very very very careful with those deceiving people. Not all of them but the majority.
  • Visit the place for traditional spices and tea from all over the world at affordable prices. Jut next to gold souk must visit place. I bought the amazing pomegranate tea named hazer baba Love the Taste. And try the the cinnamon which is so fresh !!
  • The market is colorful and has great selection. The shop workers will try to hustle you like there's no tomorrow. I like to bargain but I'm not in to being hustled. When a shop owner tries to tell me that he wants $225 in local currency for $10 US worth of goods I just walk out. If they get upset I just tell them they shouldn't take me for an idiot and I'm not going to barter when they start out at triple value, if they truly feel insulted then they should have more respect for the opportunity to sell to tourists.
  • You can find most of the spices here, try to avoid to be mocked by some shops and have an idea of overall prices. Place is shaded and good to walk around. Parking area is a disaster so make sure you study the roads as well.
  • Tourists visiting Dubai must take a tour into this market place. It is one of the Oldest market in Dubai home to a lot of Retail and Wholesales products. You can find products from Shoes, Caps to Sewing Machine out here. Visitor may check out the Spice brought from Iran and Arab countries and you may sense the flavor when you walk by the place.

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