February 26, 2018: Textile Souk, Dubai

 

Situated in the Bur Dubai, adjoining Dubai Creek, is the Textile Souk.  This is a pretty market district located within a restored traditional bazaar, its buildings and walkways shaded by a wooden roof (the shade providing welcome relief from the almost unbearable desert heat). 

There is a main central lane to the market, with side alleys leading to smaller shops


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Most of the shops are now operated by Indian (rather than Arab) traders and the merchandise sold varies from the colorful bolts of cloth (cotton, silk, some embroidered), dresses, blankets, slippers, and assorted Dubai souvenir items.  Bartering is expected and often lively.  Many of the shops have tailors who can sew you a dress or shirt and have it ready before you depart Dubai.


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The Textile soup is close to the traditional abra water taxi stop, where you can get a ride across Dubai Creek for just one dirham (about 30 cents USA).


A few more scenes from the textile souk for you...

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