Souk Al Bahar, Dubai

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Do some shopping Arab style at Souk Al Bahar, an indoor market combing intricate traditional design with modern retail shops. The long, high stone corridors house over 100 stores and restaurants, all with highly stylized interiors evoking an atmosphere of bygone eras. You'll find traditional handicrafts and popular regional perfumes here, alongside some of the leading international brands in furnishings, fashion, and technology. Sit in one of the cafes on the waterfront promenade and take in views of downtown, including the orchestrated fountain and the gargantuan skyscraper. Plan to see Souk Al Bahar and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dubai road trip app .
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  • This is dwarfed by the Dubai mall and its magnificence. It also has famous buildings as its neighbours. What this represents is a small shopping mall which caters to tourists so there are many tourist...  more »
  • Across from the hustle and bustle of the Dubai Mall is the much smaller shopping and restaurant complex of the Souk al Bahar. It is styled on rustic Arabic charm and is a welcome place of calm. Worth ...  more »
  • It looks nice and it is interesting to have a look around, but I do noot to recommend to buy there. Only restaurants and expensive souvenir shops. There are better places to buy souvenirs. When you ar...  more »
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  • A beautiful place to shop, dine and relax. It has the traditional Arabic architectural design. They have ample parking space. Souk Al Bahar is adjacent to The Dubai Mall.
  • Easy to park. Small spinneys and a new children's drop and play nursery just opened which is handy. Some nice restaurants like karma kaffe and baker and spice. Also has shake shack and burger rebel, Starbucks and Shakespeare. Has also the touristy trinkets and pashminas. A good place to bring visitors especially if Dubai mall is busy. For the fountain did on the baker and spice terrace
  • It is like in Rick restaurant. Remeber me about Casablanca movie. Great meals and atmosphere. It's likely to drink a cold beer in a hot place. Everything is perfect.
  • The walk around the souk is lovely and entertaining especially with the water dance of the fountain in front of Burg Khalifa and light shows of the Burg Khalifa in the evening. Nice spot to take photos. The souk itself is limited in shops and mainly has a few restaurants that have nice seating and ambiance. It also had a few stores that sell some local products. I wouldn't go just for the souk but rather as part of the experience of walking around that area.
  • A beautiful place to shop, dine and relax. It has the traditional Arabic architectural design. They have ample parking space. Soul Al Bahar is adjacent to The Dubai Mall.
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