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Dubai Night Markets – What It’s Like To Shop In A City That Never Sleeps?

Have you ever seen how Dubai would shine during the night? With the beautifully glittering lights all over the city, it brings life and the city would totally look amazing. The City of Gold indeed shines like gold in the night. So, if you are planning your Dubai holiday, make sure you plan your evenings to wander around the streets of Dubai, tasting the local cuisines and also shopping your heart out in any of the Dubai malls or markets. Trust me. You will get some best shopping experiences here as you wander around the streets of Dubai. If you are visiting during December, you will also get to see some Christmas markets as well. Pretty exciting, isn’t it? Now, let me list the top places to visit at night and some Dubai night markets which would surely make your Dubai night shopping exciting.

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Places to visit in Dubai

Dubai is indeed a city that never sleeps. This city, well-known for its nightlife and all the top attractions lit in amazing lights, best nightclubs, delicious dining options and more, can give you the best evening. So, check out these 5 Dubai night markets and plan your must-visit list accordingly.

  1. Souks
  2. Top attractions to go night shopping in Dubai

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1. Souks

Dubai night markets are extremely famous among all the shopaholics and the souks in Dubai can’t be simply ignored. Out of all the souks, Gold Souk and Spice Souk at Diera are such great places to spend your evening with a lot of shopping.

  • Gold Souk
  • Spice Souk at Deira

Opening time of souks: 10 AM to 10 PM (Saturday to Thursday) and 4 PM to 10 PM on Fridays.

Entry fee to souks: No entry fee

How to reach souks: You can reach the Gold Souk by getting off at Al Ras Metro station. After which, you take a small boat ride to this place. The spice Souk is just a few metres away.


  • Taking a taxi or metro ride would be economical as parking your vehicle here might cost you a lot.

Gold Souk

Are you someone who loves jewellery and always stop by a jewellery shop or even a jewellery post on Instagram? Then you must visit one of Dubai souk cum night markets and this finest souk in Dubai. Don’t worry if you are not buying anything. You will still be amazed to see the different pieces of jewellery and gemstones and a lot of shops with glittering necklaces, bangles, rings, gold coins, biscuits and bars. With more than 350 jewellery traders and retailers, Gold Souk becomes one of the world’s largest gold shopping places.

Must see in Gold Souk, One of Dubai night markets: World’s largest gold ring of 64 kilos with a 5.1-kilogram stone that is placed at the centre of the Souk is the famous attraction here.

Gold Souk
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Spice Souk at Deira

Located just near the Gold Souk is another highly visited souk, Spice Souk which stands as home to a variety of shops where you can shop for herbs, spices and flavours. As you enter the souk, you will get such good aromas with so many things to shop and then you realize why it is one of the best Dubai night markets. Here, you can also shop Arabian rugs and lanterns, souvenirs and some traditional clothing too.

Spice Souk
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2. Top attractions to go night shopping in Dubai

Dubai is home to many beautiful attractions including Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. Below are three of the many best places to visit in Dubai which also are famous for shopping at night. Check out.

  • Global Village
  • Dubai Fountain
  • A Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Global Village

Any Dubai holiday would be incomplete without visiting this iconic attraction which is the Global Village. Apart from being a top attraction, this is also one of Dubai night markets where you can buy so many unique things from many different countries in the world. The best time that you can visit the Global Village is between October and April as you will be able to find a lot of shops as Global Village becomes a one-shop-stop during that time. Also, you will be able to witness some fireworks and live events there.

Opening hours: 4 PM to midnight

Entry fee: AED 15

How to reach: You can take a bus from Rashidiya Metro Station or Union Metro Station.

Global Village
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Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain is one of the world’s largest fountain that’s gracefully located in the Burj Complex. Since it is located at the foot of Dubai Mall, you can also shop your heart out which is one of the best things to do in Dubai. This beautiful fountain is about 500 ft high and dances in complete synchronisation to many world’s popular musical numbers. Visit this place and take part in any of the shows which would be the perfect way to end the day.

Opening hours: 6 PM – 11 PM

Entry fee: No entry fee.

How to reach: You can take a metro or line 8 bus from Bur Dubai to reach Dubai Fountain.

Dubai Fountain
Image Credits: Google Images

A Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence

Looking for some peaceful way to spend your evening along with some night shopping in Dubai? You must take a walk at Jumeriah Beach Residence which is also one of the free things to do in Dubai! Like any other Dubai night market, you will find here a huge collection of many retail shops including both local and international retailers. It could turn out to be one of the liveliest Dubai night markets. Try this out.

Opening hours: 7:30 AM to 10 PM

Entry fee: Free

How to reach: You can reach Jumeirah Lake Towers Metro Station or Dubai Marina Metro Station and take a walk from there.

Sounds like a perfect evening in the city with these Dubai night markets, doesn’t it? As we all know, Dubai is a fun city and has got a lot of entertainment places. If you are wondering, how you can spend some quality time with your family at night along with a little bit of shopping, then you can visit these top places in Dubai to get anything and everything you want.

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A magical shopping experience awaits you in Dubai.

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