I wanted to explore the Souks but my visit to Dubai was not about shopping. I had no intention of spending much money. I’m not a shopping addict!! I’d rather look than shop – mostly. The huge shopping malls are just the place to visit if you have plenty of funds – but the local Souks are well worth a visit.
A Souk Visit
One of the most famous ones is the Gold Souk – the place to go if you are on the hunt for golden items. It is a spectacular place – the Arabs love their gold – and there is plenty to see and spend your money on.
I did walk along one which seemed to be more about souvenirs and fabrics from India, but quite a few of the little shops focussed on herbs and spices.
My destination was the Dubai Museum, but across the road was a Souk, which looked interesting. I had only walked a few meters into ir when an Indian shopkeeper and approached me and said: “I knew you’d come back.” I laughed and replied “I’ve not been here before.” but he claimed that he remembered me from a few days earlier. Nope. Was this his sales technique or was their someone wandering around Dubai that looked like me?
It certainly was an interesting place to explore and I did spend some money. I bought three “bejewelled” small bags with a camel on the front for my three granddaughters.
There are quite a few souks in Dubai. There’s a great one in the Dubai Mall, and as well as the Gold Souk, and Spice Souk, there is the Perfume Souk, and the Textile Souk. Can you see why I want to return? Check here for more details of souks.