Souk Al Bahar

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Souk Al Bahar

Souk Al Bahar is a modern twist on a traditional Middle Eastern marketplace. Found in the heart of the city, this popular hub combines shopping, entertainment and dining. Meaning ‘market of the sailor’ in Arabic, Souk Al Bahar sits by the water in Downtown Dubai.

It is accessible through the beautiful walkway of Dubai Mall, overlooking The Dubai Fountain with the Burj Khalifa towering above. The frequented location makes this venue a regular spot to soak up the views of the world's tallest tower, especially during New Year's Eve celebrations. The most recognizable feature of Souk Al Bahar is its architecture – natural stone corridors, restrained lighting and Arabian décor.

Shop and dine at Souk Al Bahar

The indoor souk houses over 20 shops and 17 restaurants with views of the captivating waterfront promenade. Alleyways are lined with a mix of fashion, Arabian handicrafts, perfumes and antiques which promise to deliver a memorable cultural experience. Although fairly modern, visitors can still be immersed in the heritage and traditions of Dubai.

Since 2021, the well-loved Time Out Market has taken up residence at the souk, bringing 17 of the city's best homegrown culinary concepts – including Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Scoopi Café and Pitfire Pizza – to its venue, which features chic, dimly-lit interiors and a wraparound outdoor terrace.

Nearest Metro Station

The closest metro station to Souk Al Bahar is the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station, located just a short distance away.


Friday 10 am–11 pm
Saturday 10 am–11 pm
Sunday 10 am–10 pm
Monday 10 am–10 pm
Tuesday 10 am–10 pm
Wednesday 10 am–10 pm
Thursday 10 am–10 pm

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Travel Tips for Dubai

Best Time To Visit In Dubai: The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March when the weather is pleasant and is most suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities. The Dubai Shopping Festival is also held during January and February, making it an exciting time for visitors. Dubai's high season is from November to April. This is when temperatures are at their most enjoyable, but you can expect higher costs for accommodation and more people at the city's main attractions as a result.



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About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates located in the Middle East, known for its modern infrastructure, diverse culture, and thriving economy. With its iconic skyline, bustling cities, and vast desert landscapes, the UAE is a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike.

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Contact Information

Souk al Bahar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


How can I get to Souk Al Bahar?

Souk Al Bahar is easily accessed through The Dubai Mall, as the Arabesque marketplace lies directly across from the city's most popular shopping centre. Visitors to Downtown Dubai can also walk along the Burj Lake path or drive down Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard to get to the destination.

Is parking available in Souk Al Bahar?

Yes, there is parking at available at Souk Al Bahar. The modern Arabian-style marketplace is accessible by car along Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Parking is free for the first two hours and then costs AED10 per hour, although restaurant guests can redeem an extra two hours of free parking.

What can you do near Souk Al Bahar?

Located in Downtown Dubai and across from The Dubai Mall, there's no shortage of activities and experiences to try around Souk Al Bahar, aside from indulging in amazing dining opportunities. From The Dubai Fountain shows to At The Top, Burj Khalifa and attractions like the Dubai Ice Rink at the mall, visitors will need a day to explore the area.

When was Souk Al Bahar built?

The luxury Arabian marketplace, Souk Al Bahar – which translates to 'the sailor's market' – opened in November 2008. Situated by a stunning waterfront promenade and facing The Dubai Mall, the souk has over 20 stores and 17 elegant dining establishments.

Who designed Al-Bahar?

Al Bahr Towers is designed by AHR (formerly Aedas UK), and constructed by Al-Futtaim Carillion, a Dubai-based provider of integrated solutions for infrastructure, building, and services.