rated 2.95 out of 5
ranked #9 out of 13 Dubai Sightseeing Spots
total 40 votes

Spice Souk

The Spice Souk is directly next to the Gold Souk in Deira. The scent of the spices is exotic and seductive and by its own an impressive experience.

Spice SoukAt the Spice Souk merchants sell cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, nuts and henna from open sacks. Several types of incense can be bought in packages. But there is so much more: Basmati rice, exotic perfums, joss sticks, baskets and pottery. The spices seem sheer endless. The Spice Market is an exotic experience you shouldn’t miss.

We recommend to start your visit of the souks with the Spice Souk and then continue with the Gold Souk. Plan for your visit of both souks at least three hours.

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3 Comments

  1. what is the price of gold

    sajith - January 31, 2007

  2. wats the price of gold as of today 30/04/2007. thanks

    Rekha - April 30, 2007

  3. I’d like to add a cautionary - you can get fleeced by the spice traders if you aren’t careful. People use to prefer buying spices at the souq/souk because they were fresh & cheap, coming straight off the boats. Now, though it’s turned into a bit of a scam, with traders naming prices upto ten times what the spice is actually worth. Chatting with the arab traders & browsing through the merchandise is a lot of fun, but please go to the local supermarket (like the Carrefour at Shindagha) and get an idea of what you should be paying for the stuff, first!

    Maria - May 17, 2010

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