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Address: 18B Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 50 000 0000
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Al Karama is one of the oldest street malls of Dubai, the market sells all...

Al Karama is one of the oldest street malls of Dubai, the market sells all kinds of gift items, like t shirts and jeans, shoes and ladies handbags. The timing is 10 am to 10:30 pm and on Fridays 3 pm to 10:30 pm. The market used to be closed for lunch time but now it's changed to straight.

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Karama market is haven for cheapskates, not so cheapskate and imitations. Well, not everything is imitation. Souvenir items are also available in a lot of shops. There is this... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on 12 April 2017, last went in 2003 it is now much quieter although nothing had changed, went with wife, daughter and friend, we looked in most of the shops, including Green Links and others recommended on Trip adviser, some would not barter others did not have what we wanted, the lads in "STYLE" were very knowledgeable and not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out, haggling and spending money at a fraction of the prices. Yes they are copies but brilliant ones at that. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to go back and stock up in May 2017.

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7 Thank willdells
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One market that was a certain must visit at a time is now reduced to near nothing. the transformation of the city has ruthlessly eroded on this traditional market place which was a favourite of most people living in and around Dubai. Cheap bargains, stock lots, knick knacks and generally a wholesome shopping paradise is now a poor resemblence of... More 

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1 Thank clementbenj
Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That is nice and open market to visit. But I think don't visit in summer warm time.i have been Dubai few times and I never been in karama before this time we planned to visit there some shops are very high high for price.i was looking for mulberry bayswater new one find many shop but different price started from 1200-2250... More 

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8 Thank Alixadebi
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Karama market is haven for cheapskates, not so cheapskate and imitations. Well, not everything is imitation. Souvenir items are also available in a lot of shops. There is this little shop that sells souvenir items and for every purchase, a dirham goes to charity. This is just opposite the TESCO supermarket across the road, inner lane.

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3 Thank Lhie I
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

All brand and best quality there in Karama market LV + Chanel + DG and more is very funny market really 😳 Also have more clothes copy from original there for baby And adult . Note : this is not complaint This is my review and I like this market ☺️☺️

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4 Thank majid4u
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

I first visited Karama on my first tripi to Dubai in 1991 - over the years because of the fake handbag situation, there are no shops selling great fakes due to police clamp down.

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3 Thank DianeandJames
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My son lives out in Dubai, so took us to Karama he knew a shop, they took us to a secret place,!! Fabulous quality, he knows the best shop..!! & we weren't sorry, my 2 bags have been used well & are still immaculate, & in top Leathers, Celine & L/V, my L/V was even admired in a UK Airport... More 

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37 Thank Julie T
Wirral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you go here, please keep your wits about yourself as you will be hounded and bullied in to shops perhaps you wouldn't necessarily want to go in. I visited this place with my friend a to see how genuine these counterfeit goods look and they can easily pass as the real deal. Obviously, this is something you will need... More 

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horsham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We arrived by taxi in the afternoon and you do get approached all the time by men offering you designer goods, but they are easy to walk away from. we went to one shop and we're taken upstairs but he didn't have the bags we wanted, we told him what we were after and he took us to another shop... More 

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