Our Story.

What is The Saffron Souk?

Saffron Souk

The market of rare and unique products. Here you will find art, hand made items for gifts and collections. 

 

[Souk in Arabic is “market”, and saffron because all of our products are one of a kind and rare to find]

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

“we’re more then just a marketplace, we’re a creative movement”

The Saffron Souk is an online community and specialist shopping platform for handmade and artisan products.

In a market overflowing with mass produced imports, The Saffron Souk is designed to enable the local creative community to find a niche, start and grow their small business, promote their work and connect with customers. All the boutiques on The Saffron Souk are independent and individually run by Gulf-based individuals and small businesses.

The products for sale at The Saffron Souk are generally not commercially produced and although we accept artisan goods from all regions, our particular focus is to promote locally designed and made goods, which are produced in small quantities here in the GCC.

We are a homegrown brand, licensed with Creative City Fujairah, UAE.

“we’re more then just a marketplace we’re a creative movement”

The Saffron Souk is an online community and specialist shopping platform for handmade and artisan products.

In a market overflowing with mass produced imports, The Saffron Souk is designed to enable the local creative community to find a niche, start and grow their small business, promote their work and connect with customers. All the boutiques on The Saffron Souk are independent and individually run by Gulf-based individuals and small businesses.

The products for sale at The Saffron Souk are generally not commercially produced and although we accept artisan goods from all regions, our particular focus is to promote locally designed and made goods, which are produced in small quantities here in the GCC.

We are a homegrown brand, licensed with Creative City Fujairah, UAE.

Creative community

The Saffron Souk is more than just a marketplace, we are a Gulf based online community of creative entrepreneurs & smart shoppers on the hunt for something just a little bit different.

Along with the marketplace, The Saffron Souk website has a popular calendar featuring regional small business events, pop-ups, creative workshops, and a regularly updated blog.

We have active social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and we encourage our community to support each other, and chat with us and amongst themselves – which is why all shopfronts have the ability to link through to their own social media accounts.

Online Marketplace

Discover and shop from small brands or become a seller and open your own shop front at our curated marketplace.

The marketplace is partly curated to maintain the best shopping experience for our customers. There’s a diverse range of products to choose from, including homewares, clothing and accessories, children’s wear, art, jewellery and more. Customers can shop from any of the boutiques on the The Saffron Souk market and pay online at one convenient and secure checkout.

The Saffron Souk offers something unique to consumers, giving them the opportunity to find that special thing that is not available in the shopping malls. Whether you’re a customer from the UAE or somewhere else in the world, you’ll be able to shop at The Saffron Souk knowing that your purchase has been either created or promoted here by our own home grown talent.

Our marketplace is licensed with Creative City Fujairah, UAE.

Events Calendar

Our calendar of events showcases all the creative goodness taking place around the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

If you are looking for a physical market or pop-up, or perhaps classes and educational events to help build and grow your business, our events calendar has the details.

All The Saffron Souk members can contribute to this calendar, as long as it meets with our events terms and conditions, you can add your event today for free.

Blog & supportive small business tutorials

The Saffron Souk blog is the perfect place to  find out what’s new in our community.

Learn new skills to help you build and grow your small business and be inspired by the stories of Saffron Souk’ sellers, their brands and creative things that inspire us.

We only show case the things we absolutely love, or events, experiences, products and people we know our community can benefit from.

It’s honest writing with no external advertising – just the way we (and hopefully you) like it.

“choose extraordinary over normal”