Right after our dinner in Day 3 and without wasting any of our precious time, we took a stroll to this amazing Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which is a place where you could enjoy all-in-one shopping, dining and entertaining experience. The word "Souk" means an open-air marketplace in Middle Eastern countries and so the design here was built to mimic a traditional souk but air-conditioned to enhance the shopping experience.
You can find all sorts of Middle Eastern stuff there and it's a good place to hunt for souvenirs to bring back home. These colourful Shishas below are always popular items among Western tourists but unfortunately, not my cup of tea...
Arab styled lantern is my favourite and I did buy a small one with stained glass back home~
My eyes were soon attracted by the enchanting light from these beautiful hanging lamps! Too bad that my home has no extra space for them! >_<
Stalls in the outdoor area brought me to the scene in 1001 Arabian Nights.
Sand Art Bottle is another popular souvenir there. Craftsman was demonstrating his talented skill to make a small sand bottle resembling a picture of camels in the desert.
More stalls and casual alfresco cafes at the centre outdoor area.
It's a good place to take a break and have a shisha~
The souk is fringed by a great selection of bars & restaurants offering more formal dining experience beside the waterway that meanders around the whole Madinat Jumeirah Resort.
Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream~~~ Care for a boat ride? Don't worry, surely you don't need to row the boat yourself, haha...
Isn't it great to dine or just chill out with a glass of wine by the waterway and having Burj Al Arab as the backdrop?
Look, it's full house in every restaurant! Gotta book a table in advance or be there earlier if I were to have dinner there next time!
The whole place is full of charm and glam.
There is also an outdoor lounge that you can stretch and relax on their large bean bag sofas while having a drink and chat, cool!
If you're looking for a place to spend a relaxing evening or nightlife, and perhaps a little more shopping spree, this is the one!
Address : Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai, UAE