The Spice Market of Dubai

The Spice Market of Dubai

The Spice Souk of Dubai is the perfect combination of traditional tastes, smells, and colors.

Stepping inside is akin to traveling back in time, which is why it is also known as the "Ancient souk of Deira".

Spices and much more

The Spice Souk is the oldest market in Dubai and, although the predominant shops sell spice, low demand and tourism have led to other types of stalls being set up in its alleys. Nowadays it is even possible to find electronics and footwear stalls.

It is located next to the Gold Souk, very close to Dubai Creek.


From 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm. On Friday mornings the market is closed.


Bus: lines 27, 31, 53, C4, C7, C9 and C28.
Waterbus: Deira Old Souq Marine Station.

Nearby places

Deira (145 m) Dubai Creek (207 m) Gold Souk in Dubai (263 m) Al Ahmadiya School (272 m) Heritage House (294 m)