Souk Al Bahar, restaurants and souvenir shops
The Al Bahar souk (or Al Bah souk) is opposite the Burj Khalifa and its bridge spanning the artificial lake makes it almost a natural extension of Dubai Mall. It is a high-end souk with shops designed primarily for tourists, with many restaurants with a beautiful view of the fountains of Dubai.
Entrance to Al Bahar souk, near Dubai mall ©Odyfolio
A luxury souk
The souk Al Bahar (the souk of the sailor) has the typical stlyle of modern souk that flourish in the country. A large building on two levels, with a Moroccan-inspired architecture, with noble materials and a carefully decorated decoration, filled with restaurants and various shops, mainly selling souvenirs and artifacts.
There comes a beautiful set of a hundred shops, and a little more than twenty restaurants, where it is pleasant to walk.
Inside Souk Al Bahar (Dubai downtown, United Arab Emirates) ©Odyfolio
The restaurants and lounges are located on the ground floor (lake and canal side) and from the first floor, including beautiful terraces overlooking the Burj Khalifa, its artificial lake and its fountains
Hotels near Al Bahar souk
In the continuity of Souk al Bahar from an architectural point of view, the hotel The Palace Downtown Dubai is an excellent choice to stay in the area. There are many other hotels nearby like The Address Dubai Mall or the Armani Hotel Dubai. Cheaper and well located, the Ramada Downtown Dubai can be a good alternative option.
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Access map and practical information
Access to the Al Bahar souk is easy from Dubai Mall, following signs to Souk Al Bahar or Dubai Fountains. Go over the bridge and enter the first building.
Location on a map of Al Bahar souk ©OpenStreetMap contributors