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Deira Spice Souk: The Most Bizarre Things You Can Buy.

While the Deira Spice Souk is home to sacks of spices like cinnamon and ginger that are common knowledge around the world, its aromatic alleys also hide a number of strange, uncommon ingredients that are used in traditional cooking and medicine. Ever heard of black buttermilk cheese? Or the ‘hand of Maryam’? Or tried eating the cocoons of beetles? We take a virtual visit to this local souk with two expert guides from our Dubai Souks and Creekside Food Walk, Tanya Rehman (@tanyarehman) and Nahla Tabbaa (@nahlatabbaa), to get their take on the most curious discoveries they’ve stumbled upon at the souk.

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