February 24, 2015

Bur Dubai: Textile Souk

Typically when I travel, I tend to stay away from places and experiences that I can get here in the United States. However, Dubai which is mainly known for its tall fancy building and luxurious lifestyle, offered very little of a unique experience. Also being an international/expatriate city, it was hard to get a true taste of the indigenous Arab culture.
However, a trip to the Textile Souk in Bur (old) Dubai provided a bit of the local culture I was yearning for. To get to the Textile souk, we had to get on an Abra boat ride (which only cost 1 dirham). The boat which had no railings offered no security whatsoever! Despite my safety concerns, I enjoyed the boat ride, and my buddy and I even made friends with one of the locals.
My time at the Textile Souk was awesome. The market was filled with so many gorgeous fabrics (definitely a fashionista’s haven). Haggling with the traders reminded me so much of the markets back in my hometown of Lagos. After strolling down hallways of the sand-colored buildings, and copping a few items, we called it a day and headed back to the glamorous parts of Dubai.
Below are pictures, I hope you enjoy them.

Ankara Pants& Bangle by Chic Therapy| Tee:Old Navy|Sandals:Target
An Abra boat (Water taxi)
Our boat driver was such a sport
Our new friend

Hello new friend

It was such a beautiful day in Dubai

Checking out the traditional beaded flats
Coconut drink for a beautiful day
We checked out some spices, and the chicken masala spice smelled so gooood!

So many Jalabiyas to choose from

How gorgeous are these throw pillows

Should I get this pink? (I ended up with the blue one in this post)

This shop attendant was a riot! We had so much fun in his shop--good times!

                    That's all folks. Have a great week!


  1. aww and i like the pink of it. You sure had fun

  2. Great pictures....love the beaded shoes!

  3. Lovely photos, Ha! what I would give for those freshly ground spices right now :).

  4. Lovely pictures, you look good dear and good to see you had a nice time. I love jalabiyas and the one you picked looked stunning on you.

  5. Dubai is definitely on my places to visit list! Thanks for sharing!


  6. It looks like you had a great time in Dubai and wow those fabrics are so gorgeous and I might I had, you look so flawless. Your makeup is really pretty and you look stunning.


  7. Insanely jealous! Loved all of your photos!

  8. Looks like such a fun vacation! Same here, I try to stay away from the city whenever I visit a new place. Your photos made me want to go on a vacation... soon!

    Found you in one of the fashion blogs I frequent and thought I'd give you a visit. I'm checking you out on social media, would you like to follow each other? Let me know if that is something that is of interest to you :)


  9. Just recently visited Dubai and had a blast, had no idea about this place. Love this pink abaya

  10. Im on a mad travel envy right now. Your pictures are not helping...just kidding. I plan to visiting Dubai one day, I just won't do it anytime soon. I have a whole list to go through lol.

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  11. Those are really lovely throw pillows. Love the pink dress.

  12. oh wow that boat lol
    I'd love to visit this market!

  13. I would love to visit Dubai one day! The pillows are beautiful & the blue dress that you ended up choosing is stunning!! xx

  14. Lovely pictures! I'll love to visit Dubaï. Kiss.


  15. Lovely pictures; I love your casual chic outfit especially the tee.
    Have a great weekend.

  16. Stunning photos, I need to visit Dubai! Xxx all those throw pillows looked so beautiful and the whole experience seems wonderful, lovely post as always :) Check out my new blog post! I'm in need of some followers, thank you! X http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk

  17. The view, the colors, the water! I need a vaction already! I'm glad you had so much fun bebe

    The Cocopolitan

  18. This is a side of Dubai we don't see often in pictures. Love it! xxx

  19. omg that boat looks so scary! but it also looks like it was worth it.