Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai. The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk, situated on Baniyas Street, is in the locality of Al Ras. The souk comprises several narrow lanes which are lined with open and closed-roof stores.
Dubai’s Spice Souk is a colourful, aromatic and sensory experience. Discover new flavours and recipes as you explore the traditional spice market in Dubai’s heritage area.
Savour the atmosphere of the past as you are introduced to the mounds of aromatic herbs and spices, all spilling from large baskets at every turn. Spices are sold both by weight and in packets. Like other souks, you can save money when you buy in bulk quantities – and vendors expect you to haggle.
Wander among many different stalls and chat to the vendors who will give you plenty of ideas on how you can use the exotic spices on offer. Some may be rich and powerful, whereas others light, airy and sweet. A wide variety of fragrant teas from all over the world are on offer and you are sure to learn all of this as you go.
Lots of Arabic spices are on offer, as well as those from the subcontinent. Whether you’re a cooking expert or looking to experiment a bit with your favourite recipes, you’ll discover many new tastes at the Spice Souk – with a great selection of nuts, oils and saffron also available.