Dubai Gold Souks

Dubai is a city that sparkles in the crown of the Middle East. A real gem to be discovered if you are planning a vacation to this region of the world. Dubai has a fine reputation as one of the best places to find some outstanding examples of gold and gold jewelry. The Dubai gold souks are located in the center of Dubai’s business district; Deira, and has over 300 shops and retail establishments that trade in gold and magnificent gold jewelry. Legend has it said that at any given time there is over 10 tons of gold held in the Dubai gold souks.

A souk is a traditional market and Dubai has a myriad of smaller souks that are well worth a visit, but the highlight will be a visit to the gold souks where you will find a dazzling array of fine gold and designer jewelry. All colors of gold can be found here, from traditional yellow and white gold right through to the rare pink gold that is used for delicate and intricate jewelry settings. The range of designs will amaze you and you’ll be able to find exactly what you are looking for, whether it is a traditional design that reflects the spirit and ethos of Dubai or something startling and modern to reflect your taste.

This is not a mere bagatelle laid on for visiting tourists, the trade in gold is a very important part of modern Dubai and you’ll have the time to really get to grips with the bustle and pace of the district as you make your way through the streets of the Dubai gold souks. Most stores are open until about 10pm and the best time to visit is in the early evening when you’ll be enthralled by the continual ebb and flow of merchants and shoppers in this historic yet economically significant area. The gold souks are an important part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, and you will be able to pick up some outstanding jewelry as long as you make sure that you engage in the time honored and traditional bargaining technique that is an important part of trade in this region. Don’t be scared to really haggle with a shopkeeper for the best prices or you might find yourself paying more than you want to.

Finding the Dubai gold souks is easy as you pass through the enchanting spice souks and the central business district. The massive ornate entrance gate will let you know you have arrived at the gold souk. You can take a taxi from your hotel to the gold souk or you can get there by water taxi on the Dubai Creek, which is a stunning journey through the meandering traditional Arab Dhows that sail lazily up and down the Creek.

Don’t miss this fascinating experience and the chance to bargain for some truly remarkable pieces of jewelry that you will not find anywhere else in the world. From big name jewelers like Damas and Prima Gold, to the smaller traders who have uniquely designed jewelry, you’ll be amazed and enriched by this golden opportunity to visit the Dubai Gold Souks.

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