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Dubai Deira Fish Souk

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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Authentic arabian feeling

Off the beaten path... You do not need to go early. We were there at 11AM, and it was full. Straight opposite to the metro exit (just follow the pedestrians). No need to cross... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Off the beaten path... You do not need to go early. We were there at 11AM, and it was full. Straight opposite to the metro exit (just follow the pedestrians). No need to cross the big road on the left. Nice not frozen fish, also dried ones. People are offering their products, no matter you are a tourist. Typical market,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

An early evening trip to the Diera Fish Market by our family( Son & wife , two grand kids and my wife & me ) was a great experience , . Son employed a porter/negotiator to view guide and buy fish ,. tremendous experience for the grand kids. Vast variety of fish as well as a vegetable market and dates... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I come here regularly. I live in Dubai and I enjoy cooking a lot, so I come here for ingredients. They have almost everything. I don't have any other fish market experiences to compare with, though. Except for one excursion to the Dubai souqs 3 years ago I haven’t set foot there again. Now, I’m cooking my way through Jamie... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Will be hard to pay grocery store prices now, was super busy but that's half the fun, fruit and vegetables were fresh and in good quality , once a month is perfect to restock with fresh food. Definitely going back Vendors are extremely friendly and helpful too!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Good time to visit is after 4pm, thats the time when the boats bring fishes for the market so you can see also unloading of the fishes. Market is huge and you can see many different kinds of fishes. The sellers will offer you to buy fish even though you are tourist on the first sight :) They like to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing fantastic. Probably only interesting thing is you can see some arabs coming to this place like a drive through market. Stall keepers bringing the fresh produce to the customers still in the cars to have a look and buy. Also according to a sign board the market is open till late. I find the place and the way they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

what a treat seem to start late (after 2pm) but they slowly set up very friendly and fun place to be

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This is the largest and best seafood market in Dubai.. You will find all types of local fishes , shells, crabs , shripms, squid and all other sea fruits.. Normal and traditional stands and displays.. Bargain prices is possible.. A vegetable market is attached to the fish market.. Meats shops and general food stuff shops are attached too.. Here you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Overall always a good experience to visit, but please be careful: A) you need to take your own vehicle to that place, public transport would not allow you to carry fish with you, so are the taxis, they don't want to have their vehicle tastes like a fish market. B) another option would be, to simply take a "cool-box" with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you want an original and traditional souk visit the fish souk in Deira. You cannot miss it if you are near, fish smells - but thats not unpleasant, in fact makes me excited. Entering the souk I was a bit frightened that the people will look me weirdly and will be unfriendly - well, it took me 5 minutes... More 

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