A trip to Dubai isn't complete without a trip to the famous Gold Souk, one of the oldest and most fascinating traditional markets in the emirate. Whether you’re just browsing, or genuinely on the hunt for even the slightest amount of precious gold, walk through the glittering Gold Souk to find designs from around the world crafted in a variety of carats. You can be sure your purchases will be genuine. In addition to gold, look out for diamond-encrusted ornaments, strings of pearls, platinum and silver. Retailers are more than up to offer a bargain, provided you are fair with your price. The Gold Souk is located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, just a short walk from other bustling souks and abra stations.
Spice up your Dubai experience at this vibrant bazaar
Dubai’s Spice Souk is a colourful, aromatic and sensory experience. Discover new flavours and recipes as you explore the traditional spice market in Dubai's heritage area. Savour the atmosphere of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices, all spilling from large baskets at every turn. Wander among many different stalls and chat to the vendors who will give you plenty of ideas on how you can use the exotic spices on offer.
Follow your nose to the Perfume Souk and you will discover new aromas before you even arrive. Fragrance is a key hallmark of Arabian life, represented by the exotic array of scents you’ll pick up wherever you go. Some are mild, others more evident, while some are particularly potent – but each one will draw you in with a natural sense of inquisition as you decide which one is right for you.
Whether you’re searching for authentic souvenirs, gifts, leather goods, traditional garments or bargains, Naif Souk might just be your undiscovered retail paradise. What was once a camel market is now a hub buzzing with activity, especially during the evenings. It is particularly popular with local women for its selection of abayas, full-length dresses and services like henna designs and hair extensions.