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Address: close to Khalid Bin Waleed Street | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+91 97000 00722
09:00 - 22:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Get souvenirs here

This is where you buy your trash and trinkets to take home. Depending on what side you are on take the abra(water taxi) across and do some serious shopping for souvenirs.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Meena Bazaar street has lot of small shops Ranging from Jewellery ,Dry fruits,Gift articles,perfumes & Copy watches.You can get Perfume & watches at Deira market too.I bought Dry fruit from this place,but when i compared the price for the same product in a market called Day to Day,(5 minute walk from meena bazaar),it was cheaper.Coud not come the product which... More 

Thank vikrambohara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Right place for people who want to buy something local. Good prices if you negotiate prices. Easy you can get 40-60% off.

Thank Piotrul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where you buy your trash and trinkets to take home. Depending on what side you are on take the abra(water taxi) across and do some serious shopping for souvenirs.

Thank pctranbarger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

gives you a vision of old Dubai, culture. Be prepared to bargain your heart out and a stark contrast to the new developed Dubai

Thank Aisha D
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must visit me a bazaar when you go to Dubai. There loads of shops for Indian outfits, sprees, and material. The shops will also recommend a tailor. You will need to use your bartering skills. Watch out for people selling copy items like watches, bags, perfumes

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mina Bazar is an ethnic Indian shopping area where almost all the shops cater to ethnic wear and jewelry items. Very dense, cramped but lot of varieties, lot of street food, but parking is a pain.

Thank Asifjk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area caters well to those who want to buy Gold, Silver & Diamond Jewelry, it offers a more modern choice than whats available in the Gold Souk in Deira. Also besides this one can get a variety of Indian clothes for both Men & Women, also a number of tailors there which can make whatever you want especially of... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Meena Bazaar has same experience that of any Indian market. People speak hindi and you get all the items for shopping as in any Indian market. The shops selling gold jewelry have many designs not seen in India and is much cheaper than in India.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess its okay for a visit but be careful. The touts approach you all the time and try to take you to shops where they are on a commision. But is you want cheap tat ,go to Al Fahidi and the Day to Day store. You will find all the tat they sell in the markets but at 1/4... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As one walks through the old market of Meena Bazar, it is striking to see colorful Indian clothes and jewellery shops reminding of a truly Indian market!

Thank Vijay B

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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