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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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TripAdvisor
  • Good market..something different to see while you are here It's different then concrete jungle and items available are lot of variety.  more »
  • I am terrible at haggling and if you have no idea what the real cost of something is you will surely over pay. The spices are great to smell and taste. Everyone will give you samples and entice you to...  more »
  • I always think that why people or entrepreneurs can not do more than the next shop. This place has perfect possibility to sale all kind of range of food and spice products, but no. We saw only very lo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One of my favorite places that I visited while in Dubai. A much better experience than the gold souk. A great place to get saffron but make sure to haggle the price.
  • Variety of products that are worth looking into. The place is designed to fit the old version of the souq. The place represents old Dubai and its beautiful. If you plan to go, make sure to grab your photography kit!