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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  • A beautiful environment with many restaurants and small shops. Definitely worth seeing just for the beauty
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  • Not as big or shiny as Dubai Mall but understated with lovely range of shops and lovely places to eat overlooking the fountains and Burj Khalifa.  more »
  • A quiet market heritage style featuring shops and restaurants near the Dubai Mall and layering them pedestrian bridge on the Dubai fountain
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  • I like Souk Al Bahar, it has a very nice selections of food and drinks places, a few little shops. However don't be put off by how quite it is, and take a little walk around Places I've been and recommend - Baker and Spice; really nice coffee and really nice selections of hand made Cakes, brownies (not on the menu - but on display) and at a very good price - Kanpai; really nice restaurant very friendly service, good food and drinks. I went with a few friends in the evening or set menu and drinks Enjoy
  • After taking in the splendid display of the singing fountains by the Burg Khalifa lake, we stumbled upon Souk Al Bahar (market of the sailor) by accident and found it to be fascinating and not too busy for a Friday night. It is a modern souk (market place) with handicrafts, carpets, antiques and Bateel with it's exquisite varieties of dates and other exotic fruits. We also discovered a fine selection of restaurants for the whole family with many offering excellent views of the fountains. You can enjoy your dinner while watching and listening to the exquisite water ballet.
  • Love this place. Location is very nice. You have outdoor sitting option in may restaurants.
  • I love souk al bahar though no maps to find your way. Pleasant modern souk layout with boutique style outlets, warm light, warm tones, low rise. Great f&b chains
  • Nice place, the atmosphere was quite dark though and the marhcabts were quite persistent. If you go I'd recommend trying Gunayden for meat.

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