Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Shopping Centre in Jumeirah

Image by Lara Brunt Lonely Planet

More tourist-geared boutique mall than traditional Arab market, this handsomely designed souq is part of the Arab-village-style Madinat Jumeirah resort and not a bad spot for picking up souvenirs. Options include camel toys at Camel Company, Bedouin daggers at Lata's and pashmina shawls at Toshkhana. In some shops, bargaining is possible.

The nicest of the numerous charming cafes, bars and restaurants are canalside.