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The old Spice Souk is not yet touched by «the civilization» it keeps traditions and primordial appearance, but the number of shop counters here reduce every year.
It is a place where the atmosphere of the old Middle East literally fills the air – at Spice Souk the smells of all kinds of spices and herbs can make you light-headed. You can come here just for an excursion, but walking along the narrow streets of the market, it is simply impossible to resist a purchase.
Photo: Spice Souk in Dubai, © Alex Berger/Flickr
Photo: Spice Souk in Dubai, © dario dp/Flickr
They sell here hundreds of different kinds of spices, nuts, dried fruit, hookah accessories, herbs and seeds. Many of them are available for tasting before you buy.
Things to do here 4
Buy bakhur for your house
This wonderful invention will bring you back into the atmosphere of the Middle East at any time, even upon arrival home.31
Making a list of souvenirs from Dubai, do not forget to include a box of dates in it. These juicy fruits have a bunch of useful properties, they satisfy hunger and are insanely delicious.AED 6029
Visit the Old Market
Hasten to visit the old Spice Souk in Dubai, which can be supplanted by rapidly emerging hypermarkets any time soon.FREE18
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Spice Souk on the mapLocation: Deira district, D 85, Al Ras (just off Sikkat Al Khail Rd).
the market is open seven days a week from 10:00 to 22:00, on Friday it opens at 16:00.
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Dubai Outlet Mall
The only one discount shopping mall in the Emirates; prices here 30-90% lower than in other shopping centres in Dubai. So, set out for real bargains!9
The skyscraper is located in Business Bay, close to Dubai Mall. One of the most striking views on Dubai opens from the roof of this skyscraper.11
Al Marmoum Camel Race Track
A trip to the Emirates will not be complete if you do not visit the Al Marmoum Camel Race Track to see famous camel races.33
The beach perfectly suits those who got fed up with lazing in the sun on a beach chair and want to have some extreme and dynamic activities on the seashore.9
Candylicious is a dream place for sweet tooth, a shop, where you can taste more than 5000 different sweets: cakes, muffins, marmalade, candies and so on.30
Tamanya Terrace Bar
Let's get loud! Come to Tamanya Terrace Bar on Friday evening - cool DJs, strong cocktails and a great view of the city are waiting for you.10
City Centre Deira
City Centre Deira is a popular place for shopping, different kinds of active entertainments and family activities. Give a try to them all!7
HoofbeatZ horse club
HoofbeatZ horse club has gorgeous and the most extensive show program highlighting the unique horse talents.17
The recreation of an old Diving Village demonstrates how Dubai looked in the past and what was its main fisheries - fishing and pearl mining.4
The Island beach club
This is a piece of a real paradise located on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf. You can swim and sunbathe here as well as try some sport activities.32
This amphibious bus, the first in the Middle East, is an opportunity to travel on the roads of the city and the waters of the Persian Gulf.25
Rub' al Khali desert
Dangerous, unbearably hot climate, constant lack of water and endless tons of sand, stretching for hundreds of kilometers.182