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Dubai Spice Souk

Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Shopping at Traditional Souks, such as Dubai Spice Souks, exposes travelers to Arab style marketplaces where goods are bought and sold. Bargaining allows you to acquire different commodities, such as spice, gold, textiles and perfumes.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want something to bring at home your can buy it here. I wide array of spices for sale. They have free tasting for some of it too

Thank doublemongos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good market..something different to see while you are here It's different then concrete jungle and items available are lot of variety.

Thank dhavaljpatel2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am terrible at haggling and if you have no idea what the real cost of something is you will surely over pay. The spices are great to smell and taste. Everyone will give you samples and entice you to go inside their store.

Thank Keystime42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always think that why people or entrepreneurs can not do more than the next shop. This place has perfect possibility to sale all kind of range of food and spice products, but no. We saw only very low quality spices and nuts. All shops...More

1  Thank Postmen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our last night and really had a good experience the people was so friendly even though they could be a little pushy trying to sell their stuff but they were never rude about it.

Thank beck2667
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the spice souk more than the gold souk, but they are both fun experiences and basically all in the same area. Depending on when you visit, it may be very crowded. Bring your A game and the right mindset and you can buy...More

Thank Stewart R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

My friend and I visited this souk in our visit to Dubai in April 7,2017. For me was an excellent experience because I love cooking!!! It is like a child with a new toy!!!! I bought several spices. The souk is a traditional market in...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

If you are after spice this is where you go! All kinds of spices sold in packets or by weight. From all over the world. You can smell from afar, some over-whelming & others light & sweet.

Thank Sayeedac1
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

You need to haggle with vendors here as they will give you higher prices just to see how much you are willing to pay for an item. You will find great spices and teas here. It's a small market. Be prepared to be approached by...More

Thank AJCC1
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wouldn't recommend for all the tourists! people who are into cooking and like to buy some good spices from local vendors ( mostly from the subcontinent) and lot of cheap eateries to go with it, lots of wholesale shoe vendors as well.

2  Thank dramyth
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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How much do we need to bargain down from the starting price normally ?
11 June 2017|
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Response from rodrigoelp | Reviewed this property |
Quite a bit actually, they sell a lot of different spices and some of them are very overpriced. They know this and at some point, they ask you to make an offer. If the offer is quite low, they will back out and tell you to... More
I am hoping to visit the gold and spice souks around 2-3pm one day. What time do they close? I was told they close for lunch and reopen at 4. Is this true?
16 March 2017|
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Response from matin22 | Reviewed this property |
yes avoid friday its closed
Any idea if we can bring spices into Australia?
8 February 2017|
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Response from Stranathro | Reviewed this property |
I would advise checking out Australia Customs website for guidance.