Dubai Snapshots: Souq Madinat

We've been out and about a lot these days. The weather has never been this beautiful (just the right amount of chill) for the longest time and we really want to enjoy every minute of our free time outdoors while it lasts. I'm so glad that our weekends are now consistently a fun mix of swimming, malling, barbecue parties, dining out, and sight-seeing. I've been here in Dubai for almost two years but it feels like I'm seeing and actually experiencing everything for the first time now with an entirely new set of eyes. It's amazing!

Today I want to share with you a few snapshots from our first ever visit to Souq Madinat Jumeirah with our friends. Its interiors really feel and look like a traditional Arabian souk. There were so many specialty stores and souvenir shops inside offering really nice items ranging from toys and ceramic plates to snow globes and beaded shoes. Lots to choose from, especially now that Christmas is just around the corner. I really gotta start shopping for gifts!

I instantly remembered that particular Carrie Bradshaw scene from the second Sex and the City movie shot here in the UAE the moment I saw these colorful beaded shoes there. They were so pretty and not to mention comfy too!
How cute are those mini snow globes with the camel inside, right? Perfect for my growing collection! I really wanted to hoard lots of these for my friends and family back home. But my absolute favorites would have to be these super cute Dubai mini nesting dolls:
There are also a handful of great restaurants to choose from when you get hungry and there's even a theatre inside for stage plays for additional entertainment. I think Stephen Mallatratt's stage adaptation of The Woman in Black is still running until the end of this month. You can also tour the entire Madinat Jumeirah resort by riding an open boat for one of their Abra tours. We didn't have time to try this out but we'll definitely do it the next time we visit. I might try a night ride instead because they say it's a different and much more exciting experience.

How did you spend your weekend?

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8 comments

  1. gorgeous photos! i basically spent my weekend getting some much needed r&r before heading back into an intense week of school work. wish me luck :/

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  2. These are beautiful photos! I love how bright everything looks. I used to collect snow globes, but stopped a few years ago. I love this camel one though!

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  3. what great pictures! i love those nesting dolls, too!

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  4. Oh my gosh those hookahs are gorgeous and so are the little nesting dolls :)

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  5. Such a great marketplace. And, SATC filmed there??!!... that is pretty awesome.

    I really love those camel snow globes. So funny to see camels in the snow... lol!

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  6. oh man! you are making me miss going to egypt!! a few years ago i went there 4 times for work and visited abu dhabi and dubai too!! i wish i could travel as much now!!

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    Sandy
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  7. Going to Dubai is on my bucketlist...the marketplaces oh the marketplaces!! I'd be broke in an hour tops! =)

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