While reaching at Dubai, you get the opportunity of exploring the amazing shopping malls and marketplaces and Souk Madinat Jumeirah is one of them. It is not only famous for being a traditional Arabic Souk, but people visit it for the fact that it is a huge modern entertainment and shopping centre too in Dubai downtown. This souk complex is a part of Madinat Jumeirah complex, which is located at Jumeirah Beach and comprises of several villas that are surrounded by beautiful canals. Most people find Souk Madinat Jumeirah to be the best place to stay during their trip, as it contains all the essential features that a tourist would require during his stay in Dubai. You can easily locate several restaurants, bars and cafes here for which you will not require getting out of the complex, when you can get everything easily at this complex.
The main complex of Souk Madinat Jumeirah has been built with the idea of resembling a kind of village that is surrounded by beautiful walls. It could also be interpreted as a fortress. While stepping inside the complex, you will be amazed by the Arabian art that is manifested by the building, the modern yet traditional atmosphere of the area and the beautiful sky-blue canals. Souk Madinat Jumeirah comprises of dozens of fashion boutiques and different stores that display exclusive jewelry, handbags, watches, cafes, restaurants and many other attractive stuff. Once you enter at the complex then you will find its shopping part together with the entire Madinat Jumeirah extremely huge, which can take you quite a few days to explore fully.
The famous restaurants and bars at Souk Madinat Jumeirah also include Italian favourite Segretto, Jam Base and Moroccan Shoo Fee Ma Fee. Its amphitheatre forms the integral part of Souk Madinat Jumeirah. This area contains a seating capacity for around 1000 people and directly overlooks the Fort Island and lagoon. It is embraced by certain dining facilities and the splendour of retails at its three sides. Overall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah extremely amazes its tourists by offering such a wide variety of facilities within a single place.
You will find several accessory and designer stores at one side of Souk Madinat Jumeirah and certain souvenir shops on the other hand at the souk. The prices are certainly a bit high in this souk than in any other traditional Dubai souk, but it is still the place to check out if you are staying at this area or even visit it for window-shopping. The fact that everything can be found easily here, makes it also a favorite place for tourists.
Visitors can take an abra tour along the waterway just by paying a small fee. The tour shuttle departs in every 20 minutes and run from 4 pm to 11 pm daily. Souk Madinat Jumeirah remains open throughout the week. Visitors get a free parking facility at the souk. For getting to and from Souk Madinat Jumeirah, you can take a Metro from the Mall of the Emirates Station located around one mile from the complex.