One of the things that charmed me the most when I first arrived in Dubai are the Souks (سوق, a souk, esouk, suk, sooq, souq, or sūq). By definition , souk is a traditional market in an Arabic City where commodities ranges from spices, textiles, jewelries, clothes, home items are sold. Today, these are places that links the modern day to the good old times where people used to brave the heat and trade outdoors. Although, souk these days are not necessary located outside or traditional in any sense, still it is a must-see for anyone visiting any Arab City. What makes these places special are not the item for grabs but a glimpse of what Dubai used to be. The wind towers and lamp lit hallways introduce a different side of Arabic architecture which are now mostly overshadowed by futuristic designs.
In Dubai, there are 4 main souk that you should visit, depending on your preference:
For those who wants to go out in style and take a profile pic worthy background of Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeira Souk is for you.
Finally, for those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their home, just log on to http://www.souq.com .