Gold

Gold, Spice & Textile Souks

Gold Souks – Dubai and gold go hand in hand – in fact gold souks are the reason many people come to Dubai in the first place.

 

Gold & Diamond ParkSheik Zayed Road

As this suggests, a high quality jewellery centre (More of a mall really than a souk) where you are likely to be able to buy almost any diamond ring you can imagine. Constructed in 2001 this shopping centre is likely to be a “girls best friend” so husbands and partners beware!.

With over 90 shops there to take care of your every needs you are not going to come away empty handed.

Spice Souks – Are real assault on the olfactory glands bursting bags of every conceivable spice under the sun in dazzling colours that burn the .

 

Fish & Vegetable Souk – A stunning array of fish, including many varieties native to Dubai. The cleaning, gutting and bargaining processes are as fascinating to watch as they are polished.

 

Textile Souk (in Bur Dubai) – Are a Aladdin’s Cave of rainbow hued colours, textures, weaves and  beaded embroidery from around the world.

 

Arabian Centre

located near to the Dubai City Airport the Arabian centre opened in march 2009.  It is set in 861,000 sq ft on 2 levels with 175 shops. The shops include a hypermarket (World Mart), fashions stores such as H&M and Gio Ferrari. Other stores such as Mothercare, jewellery stores, electronics and restaurants including Noodle Factory.

There is a medical clinic and a children’s play area (Fun City). The shopping mall hosts an Arabian souk on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Most general traditional souks can be found in the old town areas of Dubai such as Deira and Bur Dubai.

Don’t be afraid to haggle, it is what they expect but also don’t be afraid to say no.