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Dubai Naif Souk

 

The Dubai Naif Souk is located in the Deira district of Dubai. The souk is among the oldest marketplaces of Dubai, which in the old times, served as camel sellers and from that, it has developed into a full-fledged marketplace. Today, the rebuilt Naif Souk awaits its visitors with more than a hundred shops and air-conditioned climate. Let us see what more to know about Naif Souk, located in Dubai.



Dubai has several souks, most of them located in the Deira old town. Deira used to be the municipal and governmental centre of Dubai back in the old days. Therefore, the district is well known and well visited for having the biggest souk life, the remaining of the old Arabic ways in Dubai. Souks are still making the central part of any Arabic and Islamic town all around the world and tourists love visiting them because of the great variety of handmade goods and everything what you would like to buy. Naif Souk was also referred to as Souk Sanadiq when it had its old shape, because of the box-like shops inside. The Dubai Naif Souk is a great place today as it used to be back in the old days only in a different way. The reason for that is, that due to electricity failure, two years ago, most of the Naif Souk has burned down within only a few hours. Luckily, the accident hurt no one but shop owners had the majority of their goods destroyed by the fire. Many of these shop owners got the guarantee to have their place back in the New Naif Souk the renovation of which was finally finished in the middle of 2010 and ever since restarted to operate as a modernised souk with electric stairs and air condition within. The shop owners who moved back to Souk Naif unfortunately have to pay a lot more monthly wages in the new souk, but the marketplace is getting more and more famous by tourists and also by locals.

The Naif Souk lies roughly in the souk district of Deira, a little bit further from the Deira main souk, yet in walking distance. The souk is famous for its souvenirs, leather and textiles and of its replica things, like watches, jewellery, handbags and all the goods that have success being replicated. There is even WIFI in the new Naif Souk and additionally there are restaurants there too. The souk building looks very authentic and it got quite big, today it houses 18 stores more as it used to host before it burned down. The Naif Souk has two floors, downstairs you can find 111 stores and upstairs there are 107 stores. The souk accommodates a couple of local municipality offices and a 99 post underground garage too. The souk has altogether four entrances and inside, you can find lifts and escalators for the elderly or over-packed visitors too.

Overall, once you are in Deira Dubai, you should not miss visiting the Naif Souk, to see it in its new shine. Naif Souk is next to the Naif Park and metro station so it is very easy to reach once you are in Dubai.

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