The Old Souk (also known as the Textile Souk or Bur Dubai Souk) is a traditional souk with a large number of small stores selling a wide range of products including fabrics, clothes (including the UAE national dress), footwear, and souvenirs. Numerous tailors also ply their trade here.
The souk is located in Bur Dubai, on the southern side of the Creek. Visitors travelling by Metro can alight at either Al Fahidi Metro Station or Al Ghubaiba Metro Station. It’s also possible to reach the souk from Deira by abra (traditional water taxi).
Tourist attractions and things to do near Old Souk include:
- Dubai Museum (0.1 miles) - Offers a fascinating insight into the city's heritage and culture
- Bastakia Quarter (0.3 miles) - Heritage site
- Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (0.4 miles) - Offers numerous tours and activities
- Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House (0.4 miles) - Once the home of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai between 1912 and 1958
- Heritage and Diving Village (0.4 miles) - Living museums where visitors can look back in time and explore Dubai's past
Cinemas near Old Souk include:
- VOX Cinemas City Centre Al Shindagha (0.5 miles) - 7-screen cinema at City Centre Al Shindagha.
- VOX Cinemas BurJuman (0.9 miles) - 14-screen cinema at the BurJuman shopping mall.
Places to shop near Old Souk include:
- Spice Souk (0.3 miles) - Market selling herbs and spices
- Gold Souk (0.5 miles) - Large number of shops selling jewellery
- Al Khaleej Centre (0.5 miles) - Mall with stores selling computers and electronics
- Perfume Souk (0.5 miles) - Offers perfumes and fragrances
- City Centre Al Shindagha (0.5 miles) - Shopping mall in Al Shindagha. Stores include Carrefour, Babyshop, Max, and Splash.
- Al Ain Centre (0.5 miles) - Mall in Bur Dubai
- BurJuman (0.9 miles) - Located in Bur Dubai, BurJuman is a classic, family-friendly community mall with an eclectic mix of stores to suit every taste.
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Old Souk include:
- Arabian Tea House (0.3 miles) - Outdoor cafe in Bur Dubai. Relaxed courtyard setting with tables shaded by canopies. Offers more than 100 varieties of tea from all corners of the globe. Food menu includes Arabic breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, and BBQ dishes.
Hotels near Old Souk include:
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa (0.2 miles)
- Dolphin Hotel Apartments (0.3 miles)
- Gateway Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Royal Ascot Hotel (0.4 miles)
- Ascot Hotel Dubai (0.4 miles)
- Rolla Residence (0.5 miles)
- Rainbow Hotel Dubai (0.5 miles)
- Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (0.5 miles)
- Dock Masters Hotel Apartments (0.6 miles)
- Howard Johnson Hotel Bur Dubai (0.6 miles)
- Best Western Plus Pearl Creek Hotel (0.7 miles)
- Omega Hotel Dubai (0.7 miles)
- Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square (0.7 miles)
- Raviz Center Point Hotel (0.7 miles)
- Holiday Inn Bur Dubai Embassy District (0.7 miles)
- Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai (0.8 miles)
- Riviera Hotel Dubai (0.8 miles)
- Flora Hotel Apartments Dubai (0.8 miles)
- Landmark Plaza Baniyas (0.8 miles)
- Xclusive Maples Hotel Apartment (0.8 miles)
- London Crown Hotel (0.8 miles)
- Melia Dubai Hotel (0.9 miles)
- Golden Sands Hotel Apartments (0.9 miles)
- Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai (0.9 miles)
- City Seasons Towers Hotel Bur Dubai (0.9 miles)
- Seaview Hotel Dubai (0.9 miles)
- The Carlton Tower Hotel (0.9 miles)
- Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai (0.9 miles)
- Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai (0.9 miles)
- BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana - Dubai (0.9 miles)
- Winchester Hotel Apartments (1 miles)
Map showing location of Old Souk.
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United Arab Emirates