Dubai is an exciting destination. It is a wonderful basket of traditions and modernity. While there are many places to visit in Dubai, nothing comes close to offering the old-world charm of a traditional souk.
From oud perfumes to gold jewelry, you will find everything you need to fill those shopping bags with souvenirs while strolling through these souks. A visit to the souks is an inherent part of Dubai Packages. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss.
- Gold Souk
Irrespective of whether or not you’re looking to buy gold, meandering through the Gold Souks is a must. The quality of the merchandise is held to a high standard by the government, so you are completely assured of the quality. Along with gold, the stores also offer diamond, platinum, and silver ornaments.
- Spice Souk
Close your eyes and take a deep breath as you make your way into the Spice Souk, and let the aroma engulf your senses. Revel in the sight and smell of heaps of aromatic herbs and spices at every turn. From the best quality Saffron strands to exotic spices and dates, you are sure to discover something on your Dubai holidays that you will take back to your kitchen.
- Perfume Souk
Let yourself melt into the sumptuous aromas of Jasmine and Rose as you make your way to the Perfume Souk in Deira. If you’re unsure of what to ask for, a short conversation with the shopkeeper may turn into a great lesson on the different kinds of scents and their relevance to the Arabic culture. Choose from the available perfumes or create your signature scent at one of these shops.
- Textile Souk
Opposite the Dubai Creek from Deira, you will discover the charming Textile Souk. Discover a number of colorful fabrics as you browse through a marvelous collection of cotton, raw silk, and embroidered fabrics at the market. And don’t forget to bargain—it’s a part of the Dubai tourism experience.
- Souk Madinat
Situated in between 24 multi-cuisine restaurants, you will find the Souk Madinat, which is a mix of traditional Middle Eastern shopping culture—stands with boutique brands, souvenir gift shops, fashion, and jewelry. While there are many things to do in Dubai, Souk Madinat offers shopping and dining, along with various entertainment activities. You may spend time catching a show at the Madinat Theater or pumping adrenaline on the Abra ride. Apart from this, you will find stunning water canals and a vibrant nightlife.
So, whether you have opted for one of the many Dubai holiday packages or are visiting Dubai yourself, do not miss out on the wonderful offerings of the traditional souks. You will get an opportunity to embrace the essence of Dubai and get a taste of the local flavor, which may not be possible at other Dubai tourism spots.