Madinat Souk in the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel
Aromas and colours of the souk
For a traditional shopping experience visit Dubai’s 3 souks (Arab markets): the spice souk, the gold souk and the textile souk. The spice souk offers dozens of market stands displaying deliciously fragrant spices and herbs. The vendors are quite pro-active in promoting their wares but always in a friendly and polite manner. The gold souk exudes an Arabian Nights ambiance selling gold rings, bracelets and necklaces. Gold has always been quite affordable but don’t expect many bargains these days. However, vendors still offer up their wares to entice you to make a purchase.
Fashionistas will love the colourful textile souk: the stalls display a dazzling array of fabrics, shawls and harem trousers in every colour of the rainbow. Matching coloured shoes are also available here.