Let me show you what the shops at the haberdashery souk look like on the inside:
This one only sells trimming. Floor to ceiling. Trimmings.
This one looks like nothing at all from the outside. We almost didn't even go in. But wow! what a treasure trove. This is the ground floor space as seen from the door.
The stairs going into the basement. It is lined with beads.
The stairs going to the first floor. More beautiful things.
A few of the shops as seen from the street. No hint of what is going on inside.
Another shop front.
The button wall. Part of it.
Sample sheets of what is hidden in all the boxes. It is impossible to display everything, although some shop keepers surely try.
The floor of one of the shops. It is made up of display boxes covered by plexiglass. It is too wonderful!
Just in case you feel you have to go there immediately, I marked it on the map for you. Print it out and take it with you. If you are unfamiliar with Dubai, start from the Gold Souk, (all taxi drivers know where that is) and just walk the two blocks down the street to the area marked on the map. The intersection marked with the arrow is c/o 107 Al Sabkha Road and Sikkat Al Khail Road. Start there and just browse the whole area.