Dubai Sights

Spice Souk

  • 34th St., Al Ras Map It
  • The North Bank
  • Market/Bazaar
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 04/19/2017

Fodor's Review

Easily accessed via the abra station that delivers tourists from the textile souk across the river, the Spice Souk is one of the most popular destinations in Deira for visitors. It's only a small market, but the rear edges spill toward a more generic market area, which in turn meets the gold and perfume souks. Spices, dried herbs, and flowers and resinous globs of frankincense are displayed in large baskets in traditional alleyways and allow for some excellent photography opportunities. If you want to buy, look for saffron in particular, which comes in various qualities that will happily be displayed by the vendors. Feel free to ask them about everything—there are plenty of unrecognizable and surprising products available. It makes great fodder for the budding chef or simply the curious.

Sight Information

Address:

34th St., Al Ras, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Sight Details:

  • Some stores closed Fri. morning and during lunch daily 1–4

Published 04/19/2017

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