Souks are nothing else but traditional markets in Arabia where all kinds of goods are sold and bought. The Dubai souks are the best place to make purchases of products like spices, electronic goods, silk, gold and perfumes.
One of the most sought after things to do in Dubai is shopping and thus you will be actually fascinated by the number of malls and local markets meeting the requirement of people. In order to reach Dubai souks, all you have to do is to tell your taxi driver and he will take you there. However, try and avoid going to souks during afternoons as it is quite hot during that time. Even the timings of souks are 07:00 to 12:00 in the morning and 17:00 to 19:00 in the evening. The souks here are though open every day, but on Fridays, these markets open during afternoon only.
If you don’t like too much crowd, avoid visiting these souks during Thursday and Friday as being weekends, many people come and shop. Still if you visit the market on the above mentioned day, avoid evening time for sure!
Some of the most sought after souks in Dubai are fish market, gold souks, spice souks and textile souks. Fish market indeed would be smelly but you would find the best quality sea food here. In fact, even if you are not going to cook fish, it is still worth taking snaps and taking back home to show friends and family. It is one of its kind experiences for almost all.
Dubai is called the city of gold and you can well experience it in gold souks. Even a window shopper will get amazing view of sparkling gold. Dubai gold souks not only offer gold but also rubies, diamond, amethyst and opals for serious shoppers. While the spice souks offer amazing aroma, textile souks will offer you a great variety of weave and colors.