Arabs are crazy about jewelry... No wonder when Dubai is THE place to be when it comes to gold. Not only the gold is comparatively cheap but you can easily find very nicely designed pieces. You can easily find jewelry shops in every mall (and there are thousands of them to choose from) but the best experience you'll get from GOLD SOUK - it is the whole street packed with shop windows like this on the photo. Go there and knock yourself out!
And, of course, they do not know of anything less than 18 karats. So, please, make happy someone you love by giving something nice and shiny :)
The souk is where locals do their shopping. You can buy anything from a tee-shirt to superfine persian carpet made of silk. At the souk called Al Kabeer I bought: a pashmina, a pair of "aladdin" shoes, and an alarm clock in the shape of a mosque that issues a call to prayer instead of the usual buzz.
Dubai has a number of traditional souks, each one specialising in certain products.
For example, there are souks dedicated to the sale of gold, spices, perfume, fruit and vegetables, fish, electronics and even a moneychangers souk.
It is a pleasure to stroll through the souks in Dubai, to shop for a bargain or simply to watch the locals haggle. Unlike in some other countries, there is little, if any, hassle and hard-sell tactics from the sellers, so it is a much more relaxing experience.
Pictured here is the Old Souk in Bur Dubai, which, amongst other items, sells a vast array of clothing and fabrics.
The Souks are fab, very fun, you have to be in the mood to bargain. Politness will get you everywhere, don't be obnoxiouse, and don't admit your a tourist always say you live here, so you don't get stung on prices.
Abbra rides, really cool, only last for about 5mins, but the coolest way to get across the Creek and dirt cheap.
Desert day trips, excellent for the tourists, a day out in the desert with respectable companies organising the trips, reasonably priced about 40-50 UK pounds for the day, they keep you well entertained and well feed through out the day.
Visit the spice and gold souq in downtown Dubai to do a bit of bargain shopping. Nice location by the Creek.
There you can find spices from all over the world and plenty of different types of particular products.
Built in 1996, the mostly covered Bur Dubai Souk is the largest souk area in Dubai. It features mainly small textile and cloth shops as well as a few money changers and souvenir stalls.
Nicely restored traditional souq.
Lots of Indian textiles as usual and lots of jumble as usual.
But worth to have a walk here only for the atmosphere.
The spice souk is the perfect embodiment of old Arabia: narrow alleyways, jute bags of aromatic seeds and nuts; brass scales, the sounds of bargaining, the colors of the land.