For a modern take on a traditional souk, this popular Arabic market is the place to visit. Part of the breathtaking Madinat Jumeirah resort, the souk offers endless alleys to stroll through. With perfumed scents, glowing lanterns, fragrant spices and artisanal souvenirs, you're sure to find the perfect items to take home with you. If visiting at night, the market comes alive with a variety of exciting music acts and plenty of activity.
Visit this Arabesque hub for shopping, dining and entertainment
Souk Al Bahar is a modern twist on a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace. Found in the heart of the city, this popular hub combines shopping, entertainment and dining. Meaning ‘market of the sailor’ in Arabic, Souk Al Bahar sits by the water in Downtown Dubai. It is accessible through the beautiful walkway of Dubai Mall, overlooking The Dubai Fountain with the Burj Khalifa towering above. The frequented location makes this venue a regular spot to soak up the views of the world's tallest tower, especially during New Year's Eve celebrations.
Browse the stalls at this one-stop-shop near Deira
One of the city's newest shopping centres, Souk Al Marfa stretches for 1.9km along the waterfront of Dubai Islands. Just a stone's throw from some of Dubai's oldest and most traditional souks, the indoor shopping destination is fully air-conditioned, and is home to over 400 shops. The wholesale market sells everything from carpets and spices to clothing and electronics, with stores and kiosks run by both local and international businesses.