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Exotic Souks in Dubai

Dubai is not all about the plush shopping malls and elegant shops, the city also has gracefully retained its traditional local markets that are called as the ‘Souks’. These souks sell things like gold, spices, textiles, herbs, perfumes and other local produce. Let us take a look at some of the most popular souks that you will find in Dubai.

1) Textile Souk
Positioned in the historical neighbourhood of Bur Dubai, the textile Souk in Dubai is a colourful haven of rich fabrics and materials. Look through the yards and yards of raw silks, rich cottons, pashminas, wools, cashmere, carpets and all other kinds of fabrics under the sun. This is the best place to get yourselves some exotic souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones back home. Only don’t forget to haggle hard and even walk away to get the best prices.

2) The Meena Bazaar
The Meena Bazaar is a great place where you will find exquisite Indian jewellery, clothes and other local Indian products. The Indian population in Dubai is quite momentous which explains the presence of this market. The market also has two Hindu temples for the devotees to visit. Apart from the usual shopping goods, you can also find some great gold shops in the area. Meena Bazaar is now synonymous with old-style shopping in Dubai.

4) Gold Souk
Creative Commons/Theodore Scott
Creative Commons/Theodore Scott
The gold souk in Dubai is one of the biggest gold markets in the world. Here you will find all kinds of gold jewellery both traditional and contemporary. Also, the duty-free shopping works as an additional icing on the cake.

3) Perfume Souk
A treat to your senses, the Perfume Souk offers you scented things like perfumes, incense sticks, essential oils and the traditional oud, the scent of Dubai. Situated on the Sikkat Al Khail Road, Deira, this souk is a collection of perfume shops which can be easily reached by going to the east of the Gold Souk.

So, have a happy shopping experience.

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