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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  • October 4, 2017
    I visited the souk with spices in mind I was going to get, so the trip was straight forward and quick. There are less spice stalls in the souk than I had anticipated (I thought the place would be huge...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Well it's a spice soul with all kinds of spices in one place from Iran to India. Very fragrant and aromatic. Loved that you can bargain with people and try and get a better price. The saffron rangers ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Must to see, must to bargain. To smell all spices and feel the energy of the market. Loved it! :))))  more »
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  • August 1, 2017
    You need to be very very careful, don't buy from the first seller. Ive got three different prices for the same specific brand of green tea. If they feel that you don't have enough 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 vast majority.
  • July 27, 2017
    Amazing place to visit.. If you are a tea person then you will love the variety of tea.. They have the finest vanilla pods that I have ever seen
  • September 2, 2017
    Amazing experience...for one looking for olden days style shopping at Dubai!! Range of spices available is astounding!
  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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 !!

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