Gold & Spices Souk

To experience the real, old Dubai you must visit the Deira and Creek side. This part is full of historic traditions and home of hundreds of traders offering their products to passionate buyers. Use the Abra, the traditional water taxi, to ride along the Creek side and get lost in one of the Arabic souks.


Breathe In The Spice Souk

Thousands of fabrics, colorful soft scarves and the smell of oriental spices will satisfy all your senses.
Although the Spice souk in Dubai only dates since 1850s, spice trade in the Middle East goes back to 3000BC.

From turmeric, cardamom, ginger, coriander, paprika, curry to saffron. Almost every kind of spice and herb imaginable is available at this atmospheric souk.

Arabs believe that famous Saffron can heal a lot of diseases, mental stress and it relaxes you. It is still used for the preparation of Arabic coffee. Get the taste of the real Arabic coffee, dry fruits and dates in Spice souk.

Opening time
  • Saturday to Thursday: 10am – 10pm
  • Friday: 4pm – 10pm

Al Buteen, Deira

Shop At The Glittering Gold Souk

Get lost in the “small city” of gold. It is a must-see place for the passionate jewelry collectors hunting for a new exclusive piece, traders or for everyone who wants to marvel at those beautiful pieces of gold jewelry, diamonds and pearls.

Don’t forget to bargain the prices and you can leave with the greatest pieces for the greatest prices.


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