Dubai is the place where your holiday would truly be memorable and you’d want to take some of the memories back home. Of course, you’ll have all those wonderful snaps you’ve clicked while getting around in the city and even in certain places outside it, such as the desert. The images of all those fabulous places would keep your memories of this Emirati city alive for a lifetime. However, there is another excellent way to cherish all the memorable moments that you might’ve had while holidaying in the city. It is by shopping for some fantastic souvenirs before boarding the flight to your home country from Dubai.
After you’ve made the sojourn in this city one of your cheap holidays to Dubai, you’d not like to spend the entire amount saved while shopping for some expensive items. It, therefore, makes sense to visit some of the local markets and take home a few items that won’t cost you a fortune. The traditional markets or ‘souks’ in the city are the best places to get such things. One of these markets is the Spice Souk, which is located near the waterways of Dubai Creek. Each of the stores in this souk offers some of the finest selections of spices, which some tourists consider to be among the best in the world.
The perfumes of Arabia are well-known across the world and this gives you a reason to visit the Perfume Souk of this Emirati city. As soon as you enter this market of scents, you’d feel grateful to have visited such a place during your time spent in Dubai. Fragrances have always been a part of the life of locals in this part of the world since quite a long time. The Emirati people always go for the best perfumes and one of the ideal places to get them is the Perfume Souk. Once you’re in this market, you’ll find many scented items to choose from, such as perfumed oils, powder, stick, and wooden items.
If you love jewellery, it won’t come as a surprise that ornaments made of gold would be one of your favourites. Dubai’s Gold Souk is the perfect place to be in if you’re a jewellery lover. It can be reached by taking a short ride from the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in an ‘abra’, which is the traditional boat used as one of the modes of water transport. Upon getting to this market during your Dubai holidays, you’ll find rows of outlets with attractive gold jewellery kept in eye-catching glass displays. Gold necklaces, bracelets, engagement rings, and earrings are some of the items you’ll come across while getting around in this souk.
Located in Bur Dubai’s old trading centre is the Textile Souk, where you can shop for a number of fascinating fabrics made of silk, cotton, and other materials. You can choose the type of print and colour you’re looking for while skimming through the seemingly endless collections of fabrics. If you need some assistance while shopping for the textiles, the traders of the souk would be very forthcoming in helping you find the finest fabrics and patterns from various corners of the world.