Dubai Spice Souk, Dubai

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Explore the scents, flavors, and colors of Emirati cuisine at Dubai Spice Souk, a traditional market. Wander the multitude of covered streets, taking in sights of sacks overflowing with spices, herbs, and fruits. Independent vendors will offer you a glass of tea and tell you all about their proudly displayed stock. If something strikes your fancy, remember that haggling is the norm here, so try your best to get a fair price. Take your camera with you to snap shots of the artfully arranged stalls and the traditional local produce. Using our world travel planner, Dubai attractions like Dubai Spice Souk can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The old part of the city, it's definitely good at it. Otherwise, a super market, everyone is trying to sell, but just tell them thank you, go ahead and is quiet. Otherwise, it's interesting to see.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I think the atmosphere of souks. Buying people like that because it just being argumentative price haggling to try go to Carrefour. Spices by weight. It is quite a bit cheaper.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Interesting place, good price especially the saffron from that speciality store. The lady was very nice and was the storekeeper was not chasing us down the alley unlike the rest.  more »
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  • August 1, 2017
    You need to be very very careful, don't buy from the first seller. Ive got three different prices for the same specific brand of green tea. If they feel that you don't have enough experience they will screw you. Trust me. You need to be very very very careful with those deceiving people. Not all of them but the vast majority.
  • July 27, 2017
    Amazing place to visit.. If you are a tea person then you will love the variety of tea.. They have the finest vanilla pods that I have ever seen
  • September 2, 2017
    Amazing experience...for one looking for olden days style shopping at Dubai!! Range of spices available is astounding!
  • June 7, 2017
    The market is colorful and has great selection. The shop workers will try to hustle you like there's no tomorrow. I like to bargain but I'm not in to being hustled. When a shop owner tries to tell me that he wants $225 in local currency for $10 US worth of goods I just walk out. If they get upset I just tell them they shouldn't take me for an idiot and I'm not going to barter when they start out at triple value, if they truly feel insulted then they should have more respect for the opportunity to sell to tourists.
  • June 22, 2017
    Visit the place for traditional spices and tea from all over the world at affordable prices. Jut next to gold souk must visit place. I bought the amazing pomegranate tea named hazer baba Love the Taste. And try the the cinnamon which is so fresh !!

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