Attar is the term for essential oils derived from plant sources. These alcohol-free perfumes are widely used by both men and women in Dubai.
There are various kinds of attars sold the city. The vendors at the Perfume Souk in Deira can recommend scents for you if you have a hard time choosing. Want to make your own perfume? Just experiment with different mixtures and ask the seller to prepare it for you.
You can also opt for the branded versions in popular perfume shops like Anfasic Dokhoon, Hind Al Oud, Khaltat, and Amouage.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Spouse, parents, close friends, and boss
PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable
PRICE RANGE: From AED90 (US$5)
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