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Dubai Spice Souk: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sikkat Al Khail Road | Al Ras, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+98 911 313 8170
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just went there to check what exactly was it and happen to shop alot of different spices. The aroma of spices were too strong. Bargin is must as the prices they say are on the higher side.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Sushanth_kr
Reviewed yesterday

conveniently for the tourists, all the souks seem to be in the same location. So, you can visit the gold souk and the spice souk without having to travel significant distance between them. There are main boulevards through the souks and these are all interconnected...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though it was a better experience than the Gold Souk it didn't impress me. The place with the spices was not too large and not well decorated such as in other markets.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting but don't shop there, the quality is so so. Color traditional Arabic souq. it's right next to the gold souk, in the old side of Dubai.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit to see the area along with other souks arround there. BUT do not buy as you can get the same spices in supermarkets at a fraction of the price. You also find that all the stall holders want you to visit their...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank andrew f
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a chef's paradise. They have all of the spices you will ever need along with nuts, teas and dates. The spice souk also has essential oils and other beauty products.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rocv584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the souk it's colours and smells are amazing but beware you do get pestered nothing I couldn't handle but it moved on to viagra and fake designer goods. I would recommend a visit but be firm.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank linzicol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful displays of spices along the alley ways and they are delightful to look at. The problem we found with many of the souks is that you get hassled constantly. The favourites being bags, scarves and fake watches. Why try and sell us a fake...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. It looks like street market with a lot of spaces. The most popular is saffron which you can buy there. It is worth to come there and smell it all. You can also try if you want to.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank world-travelllerr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

October, it was hot of course. We cannot expect it to be coll5in the Souk, and it will be very humid. That's NOT the issue. The issue is that the vendors are quite aggressive and they are all selling the same things. So it got...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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31 May 2019|
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Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
Dry spices are not a problem.
14 February 2019|
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Response from 135Mayur | Reviewed this property |
Hello. As already answered by Yvette_11, there are several shops to the right as you enter the souk. I can’t recall the names of the shops we bought from. Depending on the spices and quantity you wish to buy, bargaining can... More
10 December 2018|
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Response from 858ajitd | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can,regardless those are allowed at US airport.