Tired of shopping at malls? Luckily for us, there are so many souks in Dubai we can shop at instead. Whether you’re looking for clothes, accessories, jewellery, spices, knick knacks, home decor or souvenirs, they’ve got it all! Best part is, the prices aren’t set in stone so get ready to bargain. From the famous Gold Souk Dubai to lesser-known ones like Khan Murjan Souk, here are 6 souks in Dubai to check out…
1. Khan Murjan Souk
Tucked away inside WAFI, the 14th century-style Khan Murjan Souk is truly a hidden gem – and one of the coolest souks in Dubai! Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Arab world, you can find everything including perfumes, antiques, clothes, herbs, and more!
Where: WAFI, Oud Mehta
2. Gold Souk Dubai
Whether you’re looking to buy gold or just window shop, there’s so much to check out at the Gold Souk Dubai! You’ll find gold chains, coins, earrings, statement pieces, and you may even get to check out the Najmat Taiba – the world’s largest golden ring!
3. Souk Al Bahar Dubai
There’s a lot more to Souk Al Bahar than just waterfront restaurants and cool bars! Make your way downstairs and you’ll see plenty or art galleries, jewellery stalls, souvenir shops, carpet stores and more.
Where: Downtown Dubai, next to the Dubai Fountain
4. Perfume Souk Dubai
Fancy creating your own perfume? Not only is it a great gift idea, but a super fun experience too! Make your way to the Deira Perfume Souk, and you’ll get to mix various scents together to create a personalized one. With hundreds of stalls and even more aromas, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Where: Sikkat Al Khali, Deira
5. Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Compared to the other souks in Dubai, the vendors at Souk Madinat Jumeirah are pretty chill and won’t persistently try to make you spend. This traditional Arabian-style souk is a popular tourist destination, and has some great stalls too! You can pick up everything from shishas and funky furniture to souvenirs and customized gold-plated chains.
Where: Jumeirah Road, next to Madinat Jumeirah
6. Spice Souk Dubai / Old Souk Dubai
Looking to shop for local spices, herbs and dry fruits? You can find it all, and more, at Dubai’s colourful Spice Souk Dubai The vendors here are super friendly, and have so much knowledge about every spice you can think of! Just around the corner from the Deira Old Souk Abra Station, this place is also filled with the best knick-knacks! Some great things to look out for are ethnic-style accessories, glass-painted ornaments and home decor.