From imposing architecture marvels to bustling atmosphere to chaotic medieval markets; Middle East is truly a land to behold. Here is the list of 10 exotic souks in Middle East that give an authentic flavour of Arabic culture.[Total: 0 Average: 0]
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul - Best place for antique jewelry shopping in IstanbulWhere: Istanbul What’s so special? Be prepared to get lost in one of the largest covered markets of the world, with its 4000 shops and 60 streets that attract around 2,50,000 to 4,00,000 tourists daily. Grand Bazaar is renowned for its hand printed ceramics, beautiful Turkish carpets, gazed tiles and pottery, embroideries, jewelleries, spices and antique shops. Once you are done with shopping, you can simply explore the complex as it houses two mosques, two hamams, four fountains and several restaurants and cafes.
Gold Souk, Dubai - Best place for Gold shopping in Duba
Where: DubaiWhat’s so special? Internationally renowned as the crowning jewel in Dubai's souks collection, the Gold Souk is located in Al Ras area of Deira. A visit to Gold Souk truly shows why Dubai has earned the sobriquet of ‘The City of Gold’. Along the narrow lanes are over 300 jewellery shops, where each window is crammed with gold bangles, rings, earrings, and necklaces made in pure gold. You can find the cheapest gold in the world at this unique souk, where you can also buy diamonds, platinum and silver jewellery occasionally. So, even if you have no intention to buy, you can simply soak in the glitzy atmosphere of this Gold Souk!