The Spice Souk is what comes to mind when people think of Dubai as it was not so long ago, before skyscrapers, highways, and mega-malls took over much of the landscape. Although smaller than it once was, the market features winding alleyways of stalls packed with exotic fragrances and Arabic seasonings. Set in the heart of Deira, this is one of Dubai's most authentic sights, and you'll discover a remarkable variety of spices, nuts, dried fruits, incense herbs, and perfume oils here. Combine a trip here with a visit to the Gold Souk.
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