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12/17/13

Souk Marketplace, Dubai

This was one of the best places I saw in Dubai. Even though it's far from being "glamorous", I really enjoyed the authenticity of this place, and getting to see a part of Dubai's real culture. We drove about 20-30 mins from the main city to a place called Deira to visit the Gold Souk. "Souk" in Arabic means an open-air marketplace, which this definitely was. We parked the car, and then took a little gondola-like boat across a little creek which only cost 1 Dirham, equivalent to less than $0.30!

Vendors were selling everything from clothing to jewelry to shoes as well as raw honey, spices and herbs for cooking. You can also find really beautiful souvenirs there - which aren't marked up as they are in tourist shops. I bought a little black pashmina which is so soft and the quality is really nice. Some of the streets were really small and narrow, and there were plenty of small passage ways to take. It was a really great experience. In my vlog, which is currently being uploaded, you will also see a few clips from when we were there. Have you ever been to Dubai? If so, have you visited this souk in Deira? Let me know in the comments! Hope you enjoy these photos! XOXO

 

36 comments:

  1. Maybe this trip inspierd you to do an arabic make up tutorial!

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  2. I've been at Dubai in january only for a day, but I visited the main city and I went to Skydive Dubai to try a tandem, unfortunately we could not jump :(
    It was realy amazing and I hope to come back.
    You are sooooo pretty at those photos, hope you have a good time :)

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  3. Great pics!! Thank you for sharing!!! You are really gorgeous!!!

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

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  4. I love the arabic flair and all the beautiful vibrant colours. I feel like I can smell the spices just looking at these pictures :)
    You look so relaxed which is wonderful. I'm glad you're having a good time.

    Dolce Kisses <3

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  5. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES YOU TOOK!!!! :) :)

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  6. What a colorful place. You look lovely! Can't wait to check out the vlog.

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  7. Hey Annie!
    I love your photos they are gorgeous.
    I hope to make it to Dubai one day.
    Safe travels.

    Best,
    Kelsey
    www.KelseyFlannery.com

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  8. Pretty pictures!

    http://shoeaholicandmore.com

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  9. your pictures are crystal clear!! pixels are fantastic! what camera do you use?

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  10. Beautiful photos! You look stunning wearing this make-up, Annie :)

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  11. This market yes amazing! I would love to check it out next month when I go to Dubai!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures,you are beautiful!
    Love from France <3
    Cécile
    www.maxcebycecilej.com

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  13. Waaauw witch foundation are u wearing !!! your skin looks amazing! `
    xo Viktoria

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  14. Hi Annie, could you do a make up tutorial on this look. It is so natural and you look so pretty (and happy) in these pictures.

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  15. Oh wow, so amazing! Lovely pictures, I hope to go one day! :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  16. Love the pictures! They represent this beautiful atmosphere there!

    ♥ Oksana
    www.oxanamua.blogspot.com {-> Cara Delevingne's makeup}
    Follow me on -> www.instagram.com/oxanamua

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  17. beautiful! you look lovely.
    xx,
    www.TheAblazed.com

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  18. I'm so fascinated by these pics such a beautiful place. I wanna go visit there. Did you and your bf go with a tour group? Or he is fluent in Arabic? Plz write back xoxo

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  19. Hey Annie, you look gorgeous! (as always) and so happy. Also, your skin looks fantastic. Makeup tutorial on this look, please!! :D

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  20. Oh these pictures are so cute; Dubai is a place I deffo wanna go
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/christmas-gift-ideas-on-budget-2013.html

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  21. This Place Looks Amazing Annie, just Like you do :-) you are such a Natural Beauty!! So happy You Shared this Wunderding Trip with us:) xoxo love from Germany

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  22. Annie thank you for the detailed review of the Souk! I was in Dubai, it is an amazing city! Didn't have a chance to visit the Souk but i definitely will next time! :) Coconut water from the coconut reminds Rio! :)

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  23. you are such a natural beauty Annie! you're glowing!

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  24. I have spent my whole childhood in Dubai and its on of the most wonderful places to live in.
    Hope you and your love had a great time there packed with lovely memories. :)
    Much love,
    Hafsah

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  25. I've been to the souk! I stayed in Deira aswell!

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  26. Annie you are glowing! And I absolutely love your printed trousers! Where are they from?

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  27. Whoever took those photos of you has a great eye. You look absolutely stunning and I love the composition of the photos.

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  28. These pictures are wonderful, they are so lively, I can almost feel I am there.
    Thanks for sharing, you're a beauty <3

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  29. Love these photos, you look absolutely stunning! Would love to visit Dubai someday :)

    http://vintageloyal.blogspot.pt/

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  30. You are the most beautiful!
    I really do look up to you and hope to be as beautiful, happy and glowing as you are

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  31. What camera the pictures are stunning!!! Also agree with a makeup tutorial on your natural look xxxx

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  32. Great pictures, and you look so amazing without make-up too!
    Love, Annelies

    http://loveand-laughter.blogspot.be/

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  33. Love your makeup look in these photos! Can you do a tutorial? :)

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  34. wow ur skin is flawless! lovely trip anyway ;)

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  35. Shopping in Dubai is one of the most amazing experience.

    The Gold Souk, Khan Murjan, Souk Madinat Jumeirah are some of the best one's.

    You have a lovely blog dear.
    Keep Smiling & Keep Sharing.

    Best,
    - Sally Sen

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