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Old Souk

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even before Dubai became a rapidly developing city fuelled by the discovery of rich oil deposits, it was a successful and important trading centre for valuable spices, textiles and pearls and other precious metals like gold and silver. The Old Souk is a great place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IsaiahK44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DON'T GO THERE, they cheated us. First they made us talking and talking while we were paying, so that I realized after the transaction with credit card that they put a sum of 300 AED instead of 35 AED. They didn't wanted to cancel it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ziodany78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old souk/market is made up of a few lanes with shops selling typical Dubai things like spices, incense, souvenirs, shawls, decorative glassware, perfumes, and so on. It's smaller than the Gold Souk, but there's variety of things other than gold. But overall, it's not worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnkurPankur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Souk is great - smaller old style shops and vendors. BUT be ready to be asked a million times if you want this that or the other, and of course to bargain. But a real place in a land of makebelieve

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited several souk's including the grand souk in Istanbul, I found this particular market, hard work, the vendors were pushy which is to be expected, but I felt that unlike others where I have visited if you say no you are left alone, here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always interested in such markets (souk) and I already have visited Constaninoupoli's (Turkey) and Doha's (Qatar), therefore I was prepared for what I will face. The area is nice and worth a visit, of course is crowded but you should expect that. The -talkative-...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KonstantiaM2
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The area is nice and worth at least a quick visit if you have enough time anyway. Might be a good place to buy some gifts or so. The vendors are kind of talkative but were still nice and friendly, it’s an easy going atmosphere....More

Date of experience: January 2019
22  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed 7 January 2019

!st Week of Jan. 2019. Bought just three small (7"x4") boxes of dates, a small handful of tea leaves and a few figs and somehow after all was done, he somehow charged us over $200 (US). Very sneaky and a con-artist for sure. DO NOT...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank FarAway624415
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Can not stand this place. You can not walk or meander in peace without someone constantly approaching you. It's just constant, and even when you say no - they walk along side you as if what you said doesn't matter. For a more civilized souk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NJM0Mof1
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We came here expecting to see something different rather than all of the luxuries Dubai has to offer. There’s nothing wrong with Dubai at all and in fact it is gorgeous but we wanted to see something different. It was indeed different. Be ready to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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rwekak
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Response from Lambretta101 | Reviewed this property |
Morning till early evening for the Spice Souk.
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Response from Saleh M | Reviewed this property |
Sher mohammad khan Trading LLC is very expensive,, even all other shops are offering you 10 times higher prices of species and other products comparing to Deira rates.. please do not forget to bargaining to each and every... More
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car the entire time we were in UAE. They had free gps without having to use the data on your cell phone so it was very easy to het around.
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