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. Put Souk Al Bahar into our Dubai vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 13, 2017
    compared to the dubai mall which is 5 mins away, this is a much quieter mall, low-profile mall. it has starbucks, restaurant, supermarket on top of many others. quite a stark difference from the dubai...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    A brief flying visit to the Souk al Bahar is worthwhile: the market is located opposite the Dubai Mall and houses a number of shops and restaurants. That but mostly in the higher-priced segment.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Contains more restaurants than you can imagine, expensive souvenir shops and a very well-stocked mini supermarket. There are many vantage points for seeing the Dancing Fountain.  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    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
  • August 7, 2017
    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.
  • August 31, 2017
    Love this place. Location is very nice. You have outdoor sitting option in may restaurants.
  • August 10, 2017
    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
  • August 31, 2017
    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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