Hasten to visit the old Spice Souk in Dubai, which can be supplanted by rapidly emerging hypermarkets any time soon.
If you want to feel the true palette of flavors of the Middle East, visit the old Dubai Spice Souk - you will not get away without any purchases :)
The Spice Souk is a true paradise for culinary gourmets; many years ago this place was the center of the city. Old counters are stuffed from top to bottom: in flax bags you can find all kinds of spices for seafood and meat; flour products and desserts. You can smell the aroma of delicious Arabic sweets, nuts and dried fruits from everywhere. In addition, if you look hard you will certainly find native oriental spices - the root of an orchid or a black lemon.
How to do?
1. The market is located in the Deira district at 85, Al Ras Street. You can get here by taxi, on metro (green line to Al Ras station) or take a traditional Arab boat to cross the Dubai Creek bay.
2. After reaching the market, buy Arabian spices, try pink and orange water in bottles, get a box of henna or another originally Arabic product as a souvenir.
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.40
Location: Deira district, D 85, Al Ras (just off Sikkat Al Khail Rd).
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
Its a market, so bargain until you drop.
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