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A Look Inside Dubai’s Traditional Souk Madinat Jumeirah

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By Claude Fernandes, Team Mangalorean

Dubai, Feb 14:  Souk Madinat Jumeirah (Dubai) :  This is a  traditional souk (market) with wooden interiors.  It gives this market a nice look even though there is a concrete structure on the outside.  The direction poles are made of wood and this gives it an unique look and makes the mall look very attractive.  We captured images of some renowned outlets inside the mall.

This souq has the following features:

  • Unique shopping and dining experience
  • 75 boutique shops & traditional souks.
  • 22 waterfront caf?s, bars and restaurants
  • Open plazas and multi level nightclubs
  • Airconditioned walkways
  • 1000 seat Madinat Theatre (amphitheatre) and a 432 seat indoor


  • National Bank of Dubai with an ATM

Handicrafts,  Gifts & Services:

Al Dukan ? A shop that specializes in the sale of  Books, Toys and  Cards.
  • Al Jaber Gifts & Novelties
  • Homelands Florist
  • Indian Emporium Handicrafts & Textiles
  • Kashmir Cottage Arts Handicrafts & Furniture
  • Kashmir Export House Home Furnishings, Furniture & Accessories
  • Lata’s Arts & Crafts (Novelties & Gifts ? silver jewellery, gems, stones specialists)
  • Orient Spirit Arabic Gifts & Handicrafts
  • Scarabee Silver Artifacts
  • Sinbad Handicrafts & Furniture
  • Tarrab Trading Arabic Gifts & Handicrafts
  • The Camel Company Gifts & Novelties
  • Wrap Me Up Gift wrapping

  • Optician:

    Yateem Optician Optometry & Sunglasses


    Caviar Classic Caviar Products, Utensils, packed smoked
  • Munch & Crunch: An outlet that sells Roasted & Salted Nuts, Chocolates  &
    Gifts Shop. Their first outlet was opened in Deira City Centre.  The items and ingredients are procured from different parts of Asia, Iran, Thailand and USA and then repacked and sold in this outlet.
  • Patchi Premium Chocolates & gift items
  • Ronnefeldt Teas & Tea Accessories
  • Vivel  specializes in Arabic Bakery/Pastries.

  • Restaurants:

    • Al Makan Traditional local restaurant.
    • Anar A renowned Persian restaurant.
    • Brewster’s Arabian Trails Casual Dining
    • Dome Caf? Casual Dining & Bakery
    • Jambase Jazz & Rythm & Blues Restaurant  A Bar and restaurant designed  by Carr who was born in Canada.  There is a live band that has a team  of six American and Jamaican jazz musicians that keep the crowd entertained from 9.30 p.m till 1.30 a.m in the morning.  This restaurant is open late in the evening. We captured the picture of  their signboard which was displayed just outside the elevators.
    • The Noodle House  Noodle House is a restaurant that is well known in Singapore, with an open plan kitchen that involves the diners to watch the cooking process right in front of their eyes.
    • Pisces Seafood restaurant
    • Shoo Fee Ma Fee Moroccan restaurant with majlis.  The Arabic translation of shoo fee means what?s up man?
    • Times of Arabia Lebanese cuisine.
    • Toscana: An Italian  restaurant that seves pizzas and pasta.
    • Trader vics a French restaurant which faces the waterfront.
    • Trilogy Night Club
    • Ushna Indian restaurant.

    Bars & Coffee Shops:

    • A. Rukun Coffee Shop at the Theatre
    • Barzar Bar/Pub: A fish n chips restaurant catering European crowd.
    • Cinnabon Pastries

    Coffee Shops:

    Costa Coffee Shop
  • Left Bank Bar & Casual Dining
  • Starbucks Coffee Coffee Shop

  • Sports:

    Sun & Sands Sports Sporting Goods

    Fashion Clothing Children:

    Bon Point Children’s Wear
  • Tommy Bahamas Fashion ? (Lifestyle Clothing)

  • Tie Shop:

    There was this exclusive tie corner in Souq madinat jumeirah.  Ties are imported from France and Italy.  They have branches in other shopping malls in uae viz., Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates,  & Bur Juman.

    • Beyond The Beach Fashion/Lifestyle
    • BinHendi Boutique Fashion/Lifestyle
    • Celine Fashion Ladies Evening Wear : This shop is now known as Cartise
      fashions.   There are two sleeping partners and a lady who runs the  show.   They have now planned to open another outlet in The Mall of The Emirates in addition to this outlet at madinat jumeirah.  Cartise is a brand from Canada which is now available in New York, Beirut, Hong Kong, Doha.

    Cotton Club Lingerie:

    Crew Clothing Fashion/Lifestyle Clothing
  • Ounass–  Fashion & Lifestyle  retail outlet is a part of Al Tayer  Group.
  • Oxbow Fashion/Lifestyle
  • Paris Moda Fashion/Lifestyle
  • Rodeo Drive (Casuals) Fashion/Lifestyle
  • Vilbrequin Fashion & Accessories

  • Tailors:

    • Royal Fashions Tailor Outlet


    • Al Quraishi Arabic Perfumes
    • Arabian Oud Company Arabic Perfumes
    • Areej Perfumes & Cosmetics
    • Caravella Natural Beauty Products
    • Mikyajy Cosmetics


    Al Liali Jewellery: They have Diamonds, Gold, Silver, Pearls and handmade Jewellery which  is delivered to the customers within a span  of 24hours.
  • Azal Egyptian Jeweller: Damas Gold, Silver Jewellery, Diamonds, Precious Jewellery, pearls & Jewellery, La Marquise Diamonds & Watches Diamond Jewellery, colour stone gems & Le Paris Diamond Diamonds, Gold Jewellery & Watches: Pure Gold, Silver Jewellery, Diamonds, Precious & Semi Precious Stones, Watches. Stones & Semi Precious Stones, Watches Tejori Jewellery ? Owned by Mr. Kaushik Patni with a reputation spanning 5 decades in UAE.  Their main shop is Gold and Diamond Park which is near the IV interchange (close to Mall of the Emirates) is very close to Muroor on Sh. Zayed Highway.  Their target customers are Europeans specially tourists and they promise to deliver custom made Asian and Indian jewellery within 24 hours, because they have their own workshop.

  • Watches:

    • Zayoon Ladies Costume Jewellery deals in various fashion accessories from all over the world.


    • Plug Ins Mobility Electronics, IT & Appliances

    Juice Bar:

    Joga Juice  offers fresh Juices, Sorbets, Fruit Salads,  Yoghurts and Ice Creams.  Very attractive design.


    • Henna Heritage Henna Painting


    Fortix Limited  An outlet that does original Paintings & Frames. They  do all type of paintings such as Oriental, Arabian horses, Local Heritage, Arabic Heritage, Calligraphy, Portraits, and any personal orders. This  outlet was formed by an Iraqi entrepreneur Mekki al Saadi with the  help of various artists from Baghdad, Jordan and Syria.
  • Gallery One  &  Middle East Arts  are both interconnected art galleries dedicated to photographic and contemporary art and theme works of Gregg Sedgwick, alongwith different guest artists from North Africa, Pakistan and India.  They prepare photographs is poster size. Kenza art is a gallery that belongs to an Indian artist Sumaira Isaac who gives importance to Islamic artwork.
  • Mirage Glass is an art gallery that gives importance to ceramic and glass paintings.

  • Furniture:

    Marina Gulf Trading Trading in Furniture, Accessories, Home Frunishing Miri Home Furnishings & Accessories from Kashmir.  Most of the products are imported from Kashmir (India).   They have another outlet in Mall of the emirates.
  • Pride of Kashmir :  Kashmir Shawls, Pullovers, Authentic Furniture Toshkhana Home & Interior designers.

  • Carpets:

    Iranian Arts Furnishing, Carpets, Shawls, Silks & Handicrafts, National Iranian Carpets, Carpet Pictures & Frames, Persian Carpet House & Antique shop has the finest handmade Persian and oriental carpets. They also have a good collection of handicrafts and antiques which appeal the European customers.


    • Lifestyle Pharmacy


    Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons ? Rolex Watches
  • Hidesign deals in finished  Leather Goods like ladies handbags, jackets, office bags and other similar products. They have another outlet in IBN Batuta Mall.

  • Toys:

    Early Learning Centre Children?s Toys & Educational Products ?  Target age group for children between the age group of 3-12.

    Music Photo Studio and Services:

    Fotofun Film Developing & Printing, Studio Services
    Photo Development

    Nail Bar:

    N – Style Nail Salon ? targeted for the ladies who wish to do Manicure  & Pedicure.


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