Souks in Dubai

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.

The Souk Opposite the Dubai Museum

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?

Shoes, Shoes and more Shoes




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.

Herbs and Spices

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.

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