Our trip to Dubai included a half day at the Souqs of Dubai. These markets are a fun place to wander through the old part of Dubai. We caught a taxi from the hotel which dropped us off right outside the Spice (or herbs) Souq.
The sights and smells of the spices abound
Upon leaving the spice souq we walked towards a road with many small shops.
The shops were filled with souvenirs and saturated with bright color. If you’re interested in buying, haggling for a good price is part of the shopping experience.
Whatever you are shopping for you, you are sure to find it in the many variety of souqs to be found.
Next we took a stroll through the gold souq, wow!
After being “souq-ed” out, we made our way through the neighborhood with the goal of catching a ride to Old Dubai on the south side of the Dubai Creek.
Across the street from the souqs, are boats that take you across Dubai creek for a small fee. The cost of the trip is 1 AED, or about 25 cents USD. About a dozen of us piled into a boat and headed across the river to continue our visit in the old part of Dubai. You can read more about the boat ride here.
Old Dubai is like stepping back in time, definitely worth the effort!