From Souk Al Bahar it takes roughly nine minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 24 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 23 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 28 minutes to The Walk JBR.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 21 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 48 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
Souk Al Bahar (translates as ‘the sailors’ market’) is a modern take on a traditional Arabic street market to be found on the lakeside by Dubai Mall and opposite Burj Khalifa.
Inside there are 33 shops as well as several artisan stalls and 25 restaurants and cafés. In the evenings diners can sit on verandas and watch the dancing fountains that play over the Burj Lake on the half hour.
Built in traditional Arabesque style, Souk Al Bahar is part of the Old Town which dates back to 2006. And since this is one of the most well-heeled districts in Dubai the goods on sale in the souk are rather pricey.
A broad footbridge connects the souk to neighbouring Dubai Mall where the merchandise may be less expensive.