Al Souk Al Kabir

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Al Souk Al Kabir
السوق الكبير
United Arab Emirates community
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
A busy street in Al Souk Al Kabir
Coordinates: 25°15′44″N 55°17′40″E / 25.26216°N 55.29436°E / 25.26216; 55.29436Coordinates: 25°15′44″N 55°17′40″E / 25.26216°N 55.29436°E / 25.26216; 55.29436
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
City Dubai
Established 1890s
 • Total 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population [1] (2000)
 • Total 26,405
Community number 312

Al Souk Al Kabir (Arabic: السوق الكبير‎‎), also referred to as Souk Al Kabir or Meena Bazaar, is a community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Souk Al Kabir is located in the area of Bur Dubai and is one of the oldest residential areas in the city with a predominantly South Asian population, restaurants and shops. The locality, referred to as Meena Bazaar by the local Pakistani and Indian community, also encompasses the historic Al Bastakiya district of Dubai.

Shop Opening and closing time

Shops are open from Saturday to Thursday between 08:00 AM to 23:59 PM and on Friday from 14:00 to until midnight.The timing zone is GST or Gulf Standard Time. Shops may closed during lunch break up to 1 hour and also note that during the Ramadan the working hours in the UAE are reduced by two hours per day.

Shopping and Restaurants

Meena Bazaar shopping area is full of diamond and gold shops where you can buy jewelry at lower price. Always make sure the quality of the goods you buy and avoid buying any fake goods if you found some where around.Dubai police has been warned customers not to buy any fake goods

Al Souk Al Kabir, literally meaning The Big Market, saw an influx of traders from India in the early 20th century who eventually settled in the area.

Important landmarks in Al Souk Al Kabir include the Al Bastakiya district, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum, Bank of Baroda and the Hindu temple of Dubai.


  1. ^ Existing Population and Future Holding Capacities in Dubai Urban Area (2000). Dubai Healthcare City. 2000

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