Dubai's Spice Souk used to be really thriving but nowadays the area is a lot quieter as many people live further away form this old part of town and prefer the convenience of hypermarkets. There are still spice shops but a lot pf retail properties have now been taken over by general trading stores and tourist trade stores.
There are lots of small alleyways between the old covered streets of the souk, and it feels like a different world. Well worth exploring and getting lost if you are a photographer. The people are very approachable for portraits and are oblivious to you taking candids and environmental shots. Here are a few images from the vicinity of the Spice Souk