Bur Dubai Souk

Dubai Travel Guides / August 22, 2016
Bur Dubai Souk Image credit: tasfoto

The Bur Dubai Souk is also known as the Textile Souk or the Old Souk. If you are on the hunt for exotic fabrics, you should pay a visit to this covered market and be amazed by the burst of color from all the fabrics. You can even take out your camera and capture the vibrant atmosphere of Bur Dubai Souk.

Highlights

  • A tapestry of colors from quality fabrics: One can weave through the covered walkways and feel the beauty of top grade velvet, silk, satin, cashmere, or wool. Among the most popular items at the textile souk are the Indian saris, Kashmir pashminas, Persian carpets, and the local traditional abayas.
  • Made to order garments: From the textile shops, visitors can bring their purchases to the surrounding tailor shops and have suits or traditional garments made. This personalized service is considered as a luxury in other parts of the world and should be tried out by those who wish to bring home made to order clothes with the perfect fit.
  • Affordable souvenir shopping: Aside from textiles, we can also buy souvenirs from the Bur Dubai Souk. Popular items include “Aladdin shoes”, Dubai t-shirts, and Burj Khalifa souvenirs.

What are on offer
Silk, velvet, cashmere, satin, cotton and other fabrics. Souvenir items, clothes, and footwear are also available.

Opening hours
Saturday to Thursday 10:00 – 22:00
Friday 16:00 – 22:00

How to get there
The Bur Dubai Souk is located at the southern side of the Creek. From Deira, take the abra to the Textile Souk or opt for the Metro and stop at Al Fahidi or Al Ghubaiba Metro Station.

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