Browsing the Souks
Dubai's souks, or open-air markets, are the best spots to haggle for everything from 22carat bracelets to essential oils. Don't be afraid to ask questions: most vendors are happy to show you how to wrap a pashmina scarf or recommend the right spice for your lamb salona. The souks are located on both sides of Dubai Creek and are easily reachable from one another either by foot or aboard one of the traditional abras (wooden water-taxis), about a 10-minute ride across.
By Laura Kiniry
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