[WORDLKINGS] Top 100 famous markets in the world – P61 - Textile Souk (Dubai): Most attractive textile market in Dubai


(WorldKings.org) Once you’re done with the souks in Deira, cross the Dubai Creek with an Abra ride to the Dubai Textile Souk. Trust us, the Abra is the best way to get a glimpse of old Dubai. In these unassuming line of stone buildings under wooden roofs, you’ll find some of the richest and most vivid fabrics you’ve seen.



The Dubai Textile Souk,also known as the Old Textile Souk is a traditional souq (market) of textile products located in Dubai's historic Bur Dubai neighbourhood, along the Dubai Creek.



 It is located in the United Arab Emirates. Opposite to the textile souk on the other side of the Dubai Creek lie the Dubai Spice Souk and Dubai Gold Souk in Deira, accessible via the creek by special abra boats.




 It is open 10Am to 10PM Saturday to Thursday with some vendors taking a lunch break from 1-4pm and Friday is 4PM to 10Pm only The souks of Dubai have a rich history of trade within the Persian Gulf region and have developed overtime as Dubai urbanised rapidly.



Traditionally, the Dubai Textile Souk was a commercial hub of the exchange in textiles, for functional use of making clothes or for special occasions. Over the years and through Dubai’s rapid globalisation, it’s commercial importance has since faded and has become a more tourist-focused. 



Fashionistas will love this traditional souk in Dubai with a massive variety of silks, prints and other fabrics on offer here.



Take your time to look around the Dubai Textile Souk – there are hidden gems to be found here that you will prize. Afterward, check out the accessories on sale; you’ll find buttons, sequins, laces, and stones to jazz up your outfit. 


According to en.wikipedia and bayut.com


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