Deira Spice Souq
- Btwn Baniyas Rd, Al-Sabkha Rd & Al-Abra St
Lonely Planet review for Deira Spice Souq
Just follow your nose to the best buys at this atmospheric souq. The guttural singsong of Arabic bounces around the lanes of this small covered market as stallholders work hard on you to unload aromatic frankincense, dried lemons, chillies or exotic herbs and spices. This ain’t no Istanbul-like bazaar but it’s still worth a half-hour of your time to take in the wonderfully restored wind towers and the pungent aromas from the jute sacks. Since this is a working souq, not a tourist attraction, the tiny shops also sell groceries, plastics and other household goods to locals and sailors from the dhows. Good buys include incense burners, saffron, rose water, henna kits and sheesha pipes.