Take local guideVisit the oldest spice market in one of the toursChoose
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If you are in Dubai, be sure to buy souvenirs in this market, as long as this place, saturated with the spirit of the last century, is not completely absorbed by modern Emirates.
Photo: Spice Souk in Dubai, © James Chan/Flickr
Now they are several trading rows with bags of spices and herbs, which are delivered daily from Iran, India and Pakistan. If you see how the dhows - Arab one-mast ships with a sail - go towards the market, - be sure, they brought something interesting.
Photo: Spice Souk in Dubai, © Alex Berger/Flickr
How to do?
2. You will see the narrow rows of counters, cluttered with bags of saffron, frankincense, turmeric, ginger, black lemons, dried fruits, etc. It seems that you can find anything here - beautiful carpet, handmade souvenirs, hookahs and bakhoor .
Where to do?
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.42
Open hours: the market is open seven days a week from 10:00 to 22:00, on Friday it opens at 16:00.
Tips and hints
The spice market is adjacent to Gold Market (Gold Souk). Come here for decorations and dishes made of gold.