Dubai Spice Souk

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An outdoor store in the Spice Souk displaying a variety of spices, herbs and nuts
Deira Spice Souk

Dubai Spice Souk (Arabic: سوق التوابل‎) or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk, situated on Baniyas Street, is in the locality of Al Ras. The souk comprises several narrow lanes which are lined with open and closed-roof stores.

Stores in the Spice Souk sell a variety of fragrances and spices from frankincense and shisha to the many herbs used in Arabic and South Asian food. In addition, several household, textiles, tea, incense, rugs and artifacts are also sold in the Spice Souk.[1][2] A majority of the trading occurs through haggling. The quantity of trade as well as the number of stores trading spices in the Spice Souk have been significantly reduced in recent years due to the growth larger stores and supermarkets and the number of household stores has incredibly gained. The souq is an attraction place for tourists.


  1. ^ "Our favourite five places to shop in Dubai | Insider City Guides". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  2. ^ Wise buys. The Economist.

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Coordinates: 25°16′03″N 55°17′49″E / 25.2675°N 55.2970°E / 25.2675; 55.2970