Fodor's Expert Review Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The Jumeirah group's modern take on a traditional Arabian souk is a beautiful labyrinth of narrow alleyways packed with fine souvenirs, including high-quality carpets, arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing. Goods often clutter the walkways, giving the feel of an authentic Eastern bazaar where a million and one shiny items catch the eye. Most boutiques here are independent, but you will find some jewelry chains and a couple of mid-level designer brands. There is an excellent theater on-site. The waterside cafés (many of which are licensed to serve alcohol) are a great place to relax with a drink.