Dubai ( doo-BY; Arabic: دبي Dubay, Gulf Arabic: [dʊˈbɑj]) is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, it is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country.
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Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is a great place to go for that special shopping. You can browse and bargain to your hearts content. Easy to reach from Al Road Metro station. I promise you, you will find what you want here. I will be back!
What a fascinating and friendly place!of course the stall holders want to sell you 'stuff' that is where they are there for! But they can also teach you so much whilst you're there. The indigo blocks that can be just put in the washing machine to pep up your denim and the amazing lumps of menthol that clear your sinuses just on opening the box.
This is a great place to go for that special shopping. You can browse and bargain to your hearts content. Easy to reach from Al Ras Metro station. I promise you, you will find what you want here. We arrived as total strangers but after only a few hours, it feels as if you have been here all your life, truly. I will be back!
Like other Souk's we visited, there was certainly amazing sites and smells with non stop persistent sales men trying to make a living. But the perpetual "watch, bags, shoes, tee shirt" pitch got boring fast given the fact it was literally almost shop after shop. If u are local it would be fantastic, fresh meat tourist.. not so much. BUT, I must say we wandered for ages in the back streets and never felt unsafe.
Found the old spice market very entertaining with its old-world unusual charm and high pressure salesmen banter. The smells of ancient spices are intriguing. Be aware these starting prices are high in Aussie speak where you need to bargain hard to get a fair price. Before handing over money ensure you check all items are included the final price!