Textile Souk, Dubai

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Survey the rainbow of colorful fabrics on display at Textile Souk. Cotton, embroidered fabrics, and raw silk are among the various cloths found at the market. Decorative extras to adorn outfits, such as buttons, lace, and sequins are also in abundance. Even if fabrics aren’t your thing, consider taking the water taxi to the market, which gives you panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhoods. If you do take a taxi, remember to negotiate; prices are rarely static. Work out when and for how long to visit Textile Souk and other Dubai attractions using our handy Dubai itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    People aren't kidding when they say get ready to be hounded by shopkeepers and their sales tactics. The moment you enter into the souk area, there is someone calling out to you. While I likely wouldn'...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    ...and get ready to haggle! Man, oh, man! You're being pulled in every direction imaginable as they converge on you in the middle of the alleyway, all talking at once! Before I knew it, I was dressed ...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Not fantastic and limited in size, 2 or 3 lanes, the souk of textiles offer shade and freshness. We are typically in Pakistan and away from the Emirates and the setting is far from the skyscrapers of Dubai of postcards. Sellers are eye-catching but are not aggressive, they invite us only to discover, and to buy their products. This souk, as such, not worth the trip but offers a change of scenery after an over dose of "skyscrapers" futuristic. A step between the Museum of Dubai and the "abras" (boat taxi). See if in the neighborhood...
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  • June 27, 2017
    Traditional bazaar-style shops that showcase a wide variety of Arabic, Indian and oriental clothing with wholesale options. Additionally, one also finds a variety of spices, traditional incense and handicrafts from a bygone era. Be warned though: One needs to be a savvy, street-smart shopper with a knack for bargaining and conversant in local language (Arabic, Hindi, Urdu etc) in order to make the best deals ;)
  • August 31, 2017
    This place is best reached from Al Ghubaiba Metro stationhardly a a 10 minute walk. Clothes are a bit expensive. Beware of the agents and trollers around, they'll try to trick you into buying copies of original products. Beware when u buy and haggle a bit for the price offered. They quote prices normally around 30-35% higher than what the normal.market rate would be. Sometimes even upto 50%. So just beware and use your bargaining skills and probably you could.get a great deal.
  • August 11, 2017
    I loved it.. Felt like being in the Arabic world mentioned in the history books or Aladin cartoon :)
  • May 24, 2017
    A good place for business people. Wholesale fabrics in good prices
  • August 9, 2017
    Turkish clothes , angami sellers ! At old Dubai ! Don't miss the boat ride to deira city

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