, or traditional markets, are popular with bargain
hunters as well as sightseers and photographers. The most famous is
the Gold Souk, where the narrow streets are lined with shops
selling everything golden, from 24-carat bars to rings and
elaborate necklaces, and all at low prices. The tiny lanes of the
traditional spice souk are scented with sacks of cinnamon, incense,
spices, and dried fruit, while the modern fish souk bustles with
activity and is redolent with smells of a more unpleasant nature.
At the heart of the Bur Dubai souk lies Al Fahidi Street, selling
the latest electronics, photographic equipment and home appliances
at competitive prices. Other streets sell everything from materials
and carpets to traditional coffee pots, loaves of unleavened bread
and hubble-bubble pipes.
Address: Both sides of the Creek, in Deira and Bur Dubai
Opening Time: Daily 7am-12pm and 5pm-7pm; Fridays