The Arabic Word “Souk/Souq” refers to markets where all kinds of goods are bought,sold or exchanged.Planning a trip to Dubai??Then make sure not to miss Dubai souks. They are worth a visit for their busy,noisy and vibrant atmosphere. Best time to visit souk is late afternoon, even though it is open from 07:00 – 12:00.It reopens at 17:00 until 19:00 everyday except Friday,when they open only on afternoon.
Are you ready for some Gold shopping?Then Gold souk is the right place. And its view at night is spectacular. The market showcases endless amount of gold jewellery where each shop window is adorned with gold necklaces,bangles,rings,bracelets,and what not?.You could get anything and everything that you can imagine out of gold. Even if you have no intention of buying,it is worth a visit. And if you want to buy your favourite item,get ready to haggle for it. Bargain hard for the best price.
Security is strict and all operations at Gold Souk is strictly monitored . But beware of pickpocketing .so better be careful in crowds. Gold Souk is located near Dubai Creek in Al Ras area of Deira and mostly the shops are open until 10.00 pm.
Next to Gold souk you can see Dubai spice souk. The colorful streets are lined up with different types of spices and its pleasant,exquisite aroma takes you to a different world.You can find spices of all varieties like cardamom,saffron.cinnamon,turmeric,cloves and more.And even you can find dates,dry fruits,basmati rice,tobacco etc.
The textile souks in BurDubai is a world of vibrant colors,designs and patterns selling a wide range of textile products and is a must watch for fashion lovers. You can find any type of fabric which can be turned into a beautiful outfit. Even tradition Arabic outfits are available here. Also readymade outfits are available at certain shops. You can buy yards of many fabrics in an affordable and reasonable price at the textile souk. Don't forget to bargain to get your fabric at a best price.
The Perfume Souk is a collection of perfume shops on Sikkat Al Khail Road, Deira. The exotic,strong and stimulative fragrance of perfumes cover up the whole area and it is great feast for your senses. You can find wide range of perfumes at the souk and it would be a great challenge to select one from it. You can also get custom made perfumes which is created depending upon your personality and skin type.You can find aromas ranging from Arabic Ittars to latest,branded perfumes. In addition to perfumes, you can also buy incense at the Dubai perfume souk,in which Frankincense is the most popular and is available at every store at the souk. You can get incense in the form of sticks, powder, crystal, rock and wood.
Dubai Fish Market is loacted at Deira and you can find wide variety of fishes like king fish,promfets,baracuda, shark, mackerel, sardine as well as the local hammour fish and even more.The best time to visit the Dubai fish souk is early in the morning and at late nights. Like all fish markets, this souk is also very smelly and dirty. The fish you get here are fresh and it is very interesting to watch traders unloading the barrels of fish and customers bargaining to get the best price.In addition to the fish souk, there is also a sea food restaurant where you get to taste dishes out of local varieties. There is also a fishing museum nearby, which showcases the fishing culture of Dubai.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Souk Al Bahar, Khan Murjan, Meena Bazaar, Naif Souk etc are a few of the more modern Dubai Souks.