Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai

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Feast your eyes at Dubai Gold Souk, a traditional covered market selling eye-catching jewelry and ornamental trinkets. Browse over 300 separate stores, including brand names and smaller, independent jewelers, and let the attentive staff help you select a special item to take home. The market is said to contain ten tons of gold at any given moment--you'll believe that estimate upon stepping inside. Even if you have no intention of picking out a piece yourself, the souk offers a visual spectacle worth seeing. Make Dubai Gold Souk part of your personalized Dubai itinerary using our Dubai tour builder app.
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  • Very interesting. Looks quite organized with commodity prices, but one still feels a bit that you might be cheated just because of its environment. 
    Very interesting. Looks quite organized with commodity prices, but one still feels a bit that you might be cheated just because of its environment.  more »
  • O my God👁️👄👁️ so much confused to select because all are so beautiful. what an amazing ollection.. I love it 🥰 can't wait to visit again . 
    O my God👁️👄👁️ so much confused to select because all are so beautiful. what an amazing ollection.. I love it 🥰 can't wait to visit again .  more »
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  • The Dubai Gold Souk consists of a few streets next to the spice souk on the side of Dubai Creek (old town Deira). It's easy to find, there are many signs and maps, so in my opinion you can easily visit without a guide. Streets in the gold souk are wider than in the spice souk. Like in the other souks, know before you come that you will be constantly approached by shop owners and street vendors not only to buy gold, but also to buy counterfeit designer bags. Personally, this makes me uncomfortable. I take a long time to select jewellery for purchase and like to browse without being pressured or having to bargain. So we came here strictly as tourists. We didn't feel unsafe but we wish we would have had more time and "space" to take a look at some of the window displays which were really spectacular. We felt we had to keep moving to avoid being surrounded by pushy sellers, which was a pity. I had hoped to see the biggest gold ring in the world which is supposed to be displayed here, but we never found it. I was also hoping to look at bracelets, but ultimately I didn't trust myself to know what would be a genuinely good deal and passed on the opportunity. That said, I don't want to scare anyone off, the gold is truly worth seeing. Just know what to expect ahead of time.
  • First time here, and with a friend who was looking to buy some jewellery. Very interesting, and great to be with someone who knew what they were doing - watching them negotiate the price of the items was intriguing. Aside from this it wouldn't be a natural destination for me. It is a working gold market, so little dazzle for the tourist, and no good coffee houses anywhere. Glad I experienced it but wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.

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