Deira Spice Souq

Deira Spice Souq information

Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Btwn Baniyas Rd, Al-Sabkha Rd & Al-Abra St
Getting there
Metro: Al-Ras
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Just follow your nose to the best buys at this evocative souq. The guttural singsong of Arabic bounces around the lanes of this small covered market as stallholders try to sell you aromatic frankincense, dried lemons, chillies or exotic herbs and spices. While this can’t compare to the Istanbul bazaar equivalent, 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 water pipes.