Wednesday 22 November 2017
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Textile Souks
“Colourful Fabrics & Ethnic Designs”

Fabrics of different textures, colors and designs grace the narrow streets of the souk. The souk is so large you can find dress materials of every description displayed in the shop windows. This textile souk is the hub for the Middle Eastern fabrics and people from all around the world make it a point to visit this place when they come to Dubai. The Dubai textile souk is located in Bur Dubai which is the more happening and buzzing quarters of the city. The quaint architecture coupled with the ensuing haggling between the traders and buyers takes you back in time.

The textile souk has been renovated but it has retained its old fashioned buildings with wooden shutters and small shops. The wooden gates give you a glimpse of the delights that await die hard shopaholics. Luscious silks as well as georgettes, silks and lots more hang enticingly in every shop window. You can find fabrics which can be made into any type of outfit. From Indian saris to the glamorous cocktail dresses you can take your pick from the numerous stores. The more you see, the more you feel like buying. If you live in great cities and believe that you’ve seen them all; think again. The immense variety of styles and designs is overwhelming and enough to drive a trend conscious person into a tizzy.

Traditional Arab fabrics as well as other ethnic dress materials are available here. If you want to sample the dress styles of the world this is the place to be. Be it for a formal occasion to a simple affair, you can find materials to suit every need. Grand dress materials with intricate work as well as simple cotton designs catch your attention. The stores also sell local specialties which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. A few shops also sell traditional Arab slippers which go splendidly with the jazzy outfits. If you are a photographer, this is just the place to be. The bright colored fabrics attractively arranged pose as quirky yet wonderful photo-ops.

There are a few stores which sell ready-made outfits of any style. If you feel that the styles don’t suit you, just buy the material of your choice. If you don’t want to wait to go back home and want to have your outfit made right away, this is the place. The souk has dress makers who can recreate trend setting designs as well as copy from dress patterns. The tailoring here is a work of art and you will not be disappointed with the results. Even better, you can get your clothes within a couple of days.

Information Opening Hours 10:00-14:00 / 16:00-22:00 (Sat-Thurs) 16:00-22:00 (Fri)