Souk Madinat, located in the heart of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a reproduction of an ancient Arabian marketplace. It features over 30 shopping booths, bars, and over 50 restaurants and cafés that serve cuisines from all over the world.

The view of Burj Al Arab offers stunning landscapes, which are mesmerising from one of the waterside coffee cafes or restaurants. It’s all about the electrifying ambience, fantastic scents, and the variety of bars, and restaurants that line the palm fringed canals. 



The Souk Madinat is located at King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai. Moreover, the nearest metro station is Mall of Emirates. 

Shop ‘til you drop

Shopping for accessories or decorative items is a great way to indulge in retail therapy at this vintage bazaar. Inside is a never ending web of narrow passageways and wooden walks, adorned with a vibrant assortment of little stands. Moreover, stalls offer a wide range of clothing and regional goods. Though Souk Madinat Jumeirah is not as traditional as the souks in the Old Town, it nevertheless has many small touches that give a sense of the local way of life. Additionally, the exquisite Moorish design and wind tower accents pay homage to the customs of an ancient Arabian market.

Serene waters and dining

The core of the culinary experience here is personal preference, with about 50 distinct bars and restaurants on the premises. You may visit a typical alpine café, sample dishes from the Persian restaurant nearby, or try a landmark Indian restaurant. The most beautiful alfresco areas are present around the canals. Also, enjoy the Burj Al Arab backdrop, which is sun kissed during the day and magical at night.

Here are some Souk Madinat Jumeirah Restaurants for you to try:

  • Al Makan: Well-established and situated in the heart of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, expect a selection of reasonably priced local dishes with a front-row view of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
  • Americano: An old-fashioned pub and restaurant called Americano will transport you back to the 1920s with its industrial interiors, jazz music, and tango. This hipster hotspot offers tons of excellent pub fare, stylish mixed drinks, and a brasserie vibe. It also features an alfresco deck for sophisticated sundowners at Souk Madinat Jumeirah on the relatively new Souk Boardwalk.
  • Pai Thai: Pai Thai, one of the city’s most prominent Thai restaurants, is accessible via an abra ride through Souk Madinat’s waterways. The atmosphere is festive, and you’ll see everyone from partners to families enjoying a night on the river.
  • Publique: A fun, ski themed restaurant at Souk Madinat Jumeirah with warming comfort food, you’ll find plenty of budget friendly deals at Publique. There’s even a faux fire in this chalet style spot. And if you’re a fan of fromage, you’ll definitely love it here. 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of water in an Arabian Gondola

Take a leisurely abra boat trip in the afternoon along the lovely canals of the Souk Madinat to slow down and enjoy the scenery instead of the stores. Traditional wooden abra boats, also known as Emirati style gondolas, are perfect for tours. These gondolas are ideal for sailing along the peaceful canals and are frequently seen ferrying across the creek. Take a boat ride at the Central Abra Taxi Station and enjoy the sights of the palm trees; if you’ve been looking for the picture-perfect shot of the Burj Al Arab, this is it.

Witness perfection at the Theatre of Digital Art

To introduce the Theatre of Digital Art Dubai (ToDA) to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the well known Arabian bazaar has teamed up with Vision Multimedia Projects, converting the art space into a “modern stage for digital art.” Moreover, to create multisensory, multimedia immersive exhibitions and art in virtual reality, this initiative combines culture, art, and science. The Theatre of Digital Art Dubai (ToDA) exhibits works by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Claude Monet. ToDA is the first of its type in Dubai, giving art enthusiasts in the UAE the opportunity to view works of art by some of the most well-known artists in the world through digital displays enhanced by beautiful surround sound, music, and visual effects.


Souk Madinat is an ideal place to visit with your parents or anyone who wants a taste of local culture. From shopping to enjoying the waters in an Arabian Gondola. From culinary delights to immersive show experiences at ToDA. Thus, Souk Madinat offers an all Emirati experience.