Souk Al Bahar

Souk Al Bahar

The Arabic-style retail and dining destination, Souk Al Bahar is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, overlooking The Dubai Fountain. The perfect destination to unwind, Souk Al Bahar offers a modernised experience on the traditional Arabian markets. Featured with natural stone corridors, high archways and a unique waterfront location on Burj Lake, this unique Arabesque hub is accessible through the beautiful walkway of The Dubai Mall, overlooking the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa.

 Quick Facts About Souk Al Bahar

  • It is a key asset of Emaar Malls, the shopping malls and retail business of Emaar Properties.
  • Souk Al Bahar literally means Market of the Sailor
  • It is directly linked to The Dubai Mall through a bridge over the lake
  • It has more than 100 shops, 22 restaurants, lounges and cafés,
  • It is offers 2,200 parking spaces for visitors.


Anchor Stores in Souk Al Bahar

This mall is graced by stores selling mainly handicrafts, carpets, antiques, and souvenirs. Anchor stores include Al Jaber Gallery, Bateel, Camel Company, Melange, Mehreen Carpets, and Pride of Kashmir

Al Jaber Gallery

It carries a huge collection of antiques, arts and crafts for any home. Its collection also comprises carpets of all shapes and sizes.

The Camel Company

Looking for souvenirs and gifts? Camel Company offers a massive range of stuffed toy camels and lots of other gifts such as camel drink stirrers, camel t-shirts, keychains, notepads, fridge magnets, calendars, and more. So whether you’re looking for mugs, T-shirts, postcards or stationery,  visit the store at 2nd floor.



It has a premium selection of date varieties accompanied by a delicious range of date truffles, jams, date biscuits, pastries and sparkling drinks. The shop also sells traditional gourmet chocolates, sweets, chocolate dates, Turkish delights, dried figs and apricots. Located on 2nd floor, Bateel is truly a reflection of the rich cultural tradition of the region

Food Courts and Restaurants

It is home to a variety of licensed restaurants that offer terrace and al fresco dining with spectacular views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Some popular restaurants and lounges are Abd El Wahab (Lebanese), Bice Mare (Italian – licensed), The Meat Co. (Steakhouse – licensed) Karma Café, Margaux, and Left Bank, many of which form the mall’s waterfront promenade.

Karma Kafe


The stylish restaurant and lounge bar from the creators of Buddha-Bar. Offers a pan-Asian menu. Licensed bar. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Terrace offers good views of the Dubai Fountain.

Abd El Wahab

Abd el Wahab is on the 3rd floor. It features traditional Lebanese cuisine along with a variety of delicious Middle Eastern dishes. Primarily, Abd el Wahab offers a unique dining experience with exceptional views of the Dubai Fountains and the Burj Al Arab.

Attractions in Souk Al Bahar

Waterfront Promenade

There are plenty of restaurants with large outdoor seating areas along the Waterfront Promenade that render spectacular views of the Dubai fountain and the magnificent Burj Khalifa. In addition to the fountain show, there is a spectacular light show on the Burj Khalifa once every hour. The best views are from the the Turkish restaurant Günaydın, Lebanese restaurant Abd El Wahab, the Italian seafood restaurant Bice Mare and the Lebanese seafood restaurant Sammach. These restaurants are very popular in the evenings and therefore it is recommended to reserve a table in advance.


  • Customer service desks
  • Free Wifi
  • Emaar Gift Cards
  • Taxi Service
  • ATM machines
  • Baby strollers and wheelchairs
  • Baby changing rooms and Prayer rooms

Getting there

By Metro

Board the Dubai Metro and alight at the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall station. Board the Feeder Bus to reach Souk Al Bahar. You can also alight at Financial Centre station and catch a bus to Dubai Mall. Finally, walk across the bridge over Burj Lake from The Dubai Mall to reach Souk Al Bahar.

By Bus

The RTA operates a direct bus service (#27) between Deira Gold Souq and The Dubai Mall. The buses operate every 15-minute intervals

By Taxi

Souk Al Bahar is accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.Shoppers travelling by car should leave Sheikh Zayed Road at Interchange 1 and take Financial Centre Road, following the signs for the Palace Hotel. Car parking is next to the hotel entrance. You can also park at the Dubai Mall.

Opening Timings

Sat – Thu :10 am to 10 pm
Fri : 2 pm to 10 pm

Souk Al Bahar Phone – +971 4 362 7011

Official Site –

Souk Al Bahar Location – Souk al Bahar is situated on the Old Town Island at Downtown Dubai. It’s just a short walk from the Dubai Mall (cross the Burj Khalifa Lake via the Souk al Bahar Bridge).

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