200px|Deira Spice Souk
Dubai Spice Souk ( ar|سوق التوابل) or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or ''souk
'') in Dubai
, United Arab Emirates
(UAE). 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.
Stores in the Spice Souk sell a variety of fragrances and spices from frankincense
to the many herb
s used in Arabic
and South Asian
food. In addition, several household
s are also sold in the Spice Souk.
A majority of the trading occurs through haggling
. The quantity of trade as well as the number of stores trading spices in the Spice Souk have been significantly reduced in recent years due to the growth larger stores and supermarket
s and the number of household stores has incredibly gained.
The souq is an attraction place for tourists.
Video of the Spice Souk
Deira Spice Souk on lonely planet
Category:Retail markets in the United Arab Emirates
Category:Economy of Dubai
Category:Tourist attractions in Dubai
Category:Tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates