Souq Al Arsah
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Souq Al Arsah information
Lonely Planet review
One of the oldest souqs in the UAE (which in this case means about 50 years), Souq Al Arsah once crawled with traders from Persia and India and local Bedu stocking up on supplies, their camels fastened to posts outside. Despite a thorough facelift, it's still an atmospheric place, even though vendors now vie for tourist dirham with pashminas, dhallahs (coffee pots), herbs and spices, old khanjars (daggers) and traditional jewellery in air-conditioned comfort.