Fodor's Expert Review Spice Souk

Deira and the North Bank Market/Bazaar Fodor's Choice

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.

Market/Bazaar Historic District/Site Store/Mall Fodor's Choice

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

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