The Haberdashery Souk is an area in Deira, Dubai, where the streets are lined with textile and haberdashery shops.
The shops are filled from floor to ceiling with trimmings, lace, ribbon, buttons, beads and all sorts of add-ons a needlework lover would adore.
They also sell sewing tools, pins, needles, scissors and anything else you can think of.
They sell wholesale and retail, but the smallest you can go is a roll of trimmings or a bag of buttons/beads. They don't sell by the yard or one-offs.
Most items are imported from Asia: India, China and Thailand seems to be the major sources.
I cannot walk through this area without buying
Isn't this wonderful?
In the next post I'll show you what the shops themselves look like.