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Madinat Jumeirah Souk

Middle-East : Dubai : Dubai Shopping : Dubai Souks


If you want to experience some unique shopping experience that Dubai has on offer, then visit the Madinat Jumeirah Souk. This marketplace has a great variety of shops and entertainment facilities. Madinat Jumeirah Souk is a place, specifically built to form a facility of somewhat in-between an old-time souk and a modern shopping centre. It is specifically designed for those who are staying in the Jumeirah district of New Dubai that is famous for its modern shapes than its souks. Therefore, they decided to give tourists more shopping options, so that they can visit an "almost" old-style traditional souk.

 

The central area of Madinat Jumeirah Souk is full of buildings built to look like the oldest Dubai houses equipped with wind towers. Iranian merchants brought these wind towers to Dubai and ever since they count as the traditional architecture of Dubai. In addition, the visitors have the chance to walk in to the covered souk part of Dubai. Here, shops mainly contain souvenir shops of all kind. These sell leather goods, copperware and all types of traditional decorations from lamps to carpets.

 

Traditionally it is the old quarter of Dubai, the Bur Dubai and Deira districts are those, which contain the best, biggest and oldest souks in the city. Madinat Jumeirah Souk is a kind of tourist attraction in this way. Next to visiting the old souks, it is fun to visit Madinat Jumeirah Souk too. The place packs with restaurants as well, so unlike the narrow streets of souks, here you can sit down and enjoy the atmosphere a little bit. The shops in Madinat Jumeirah Souk mostly sell fashion items. Overall, it is more of a modern shopping mall, with some traditional Arabic architectural elements and decorations.

 

Madinat Jumeirah Souk is owned by the famous Jumeirah Hotel Group, which operates the highest-luxury hotels in Dubai. Because of this, you already know that you can expect some great quality and luxury. Madinat Jumeirah Souk also has a theatre that presents several shows, plays and other theatrical performances.

 

Madinat Jumeirah Souk is located right next to the Bur Dubai and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, offering an easily reachable shopping market for those who stay at those hotels. It is needless to say, that the Jumeirah Hotel Group operates both hotels.

 

Madinat Jumeirah Souk is a great place for a visit, no matter if it is newer than a traditional souk. It will amaze you with the many little shops, the beautiful goods and all the nice buildings and of course the souk atmosphere, which in real can be thanked for the buzzing business life of locals, Madinat Jumeirah Souk is easy to reach, and it s the best to visit from the late afternoon hours.