A “souk” is an Arabian market, similar to a Persian bazaar. Dubai’s souks are renowned for being colorful, noisy and engrossing. Get the authentic shopping experience with this guide to Dubai’s Souks.
Dubai Gold Souk, is a traditional market or souk in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The souk is Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, it is located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 300 retailers that trade almost exclusively in jewelry. Retailers in the souk include both well-established stores like Damas, ARY Jewelry, Shyam Jewellery and Joy Alukkas as well as smaller stores that operate mainly in the gold souk.
The Dubai Textile Souk also known as the Old Textile Souk is a traditional souq (market) of textile products located in Dubai’s historic Bur Dubai neighbourhood. Opposite to the textile souk on the other side of the Dubai Creek lie the Dubai Spice Souk and Dubai Gold Souk in Deira. The Dubai Textile Souk offers a large number of small shops selling a wide range of products including fabrics, clothes, footwear, and souvenirs.
The Dubai spice souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Spice Souk is located in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The colorful array of spices and their heady aroma is tantalizing. At this souk you will find spices of all varieties: cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, turmeric, chili, curry, cloves and lots more.
The best place to buy Arab perfumes is at the Dubai perfume souk located at Sikkat al Khali Street. You can walk from shop to shop savoring the stimulating scents and at the same watch people bargain over their purchases. This Souk is a great place to discover new scents you might not be able to find in shopping malls. There are some known ones and some unusual ones.
Souk Al Bahar:
With over 100 shops including 22 restaurants, cafés and lounges, Souk Al Bahar is an Arabesque shopping, entertainment and dining destination located in the heart of Downtown Dubai. It is easily accessible through an amazing walkway from modern Dubai Mall, Souk Al-Bahar transports the visitor into ancient Arabic heritage and community.