Saturday 23 September 2017
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Gold Souks
“Shimmering Gold”

Visit the Gold Souk to see the large variety of gold sold at really reasonable prices. Prices are generally determined by weight rather than design and craftsmanship. Watch out for different designs in earrings, rings, necklaces, chains, bracelets, bangles and pendants. Designs can be traditional or modern, bold or conservative, loud or sober, sturdy or delicate. Along with designs, you will find many different shades of gold like pink, white, yellow or green hues in one piece. Dubai Gold Souk is worth a visit even if you have no intention of buying. It would be hard to resist the temptation to buy them.

Prices are very competitive. Remember, Dubai is a tax-free country, making gold much cheaper. Dealers come here from around the globe and strict regulations are followed. Gold prices are based on a standard rate per gram that changes very frequently. Of course, it also depends on the carat.....the amount of gold in the mixture.

Carat quantities in gold fall into four categories;

  • 24 carat
  • 22 carat
  • 18 carat
  • 14 carat
  • 9 carat

Gold Markings

Dubai has stringent laws on gold markings.

All gold must be labelled accurately and Government officials regularly check the markings. On top of this, price also depends, quite naturally, on the workmanship that has gone into a particular item.

The Gold Souq is the biggest gold market in the U.A.E. There are said to be more than 125 shops here, selling silver, pearls, diamonds and rubies, as well as gold items fashioned in the differing styles of many countries.

Different shops specialise in specific kinds of gold items, such as Indian gold, Italian gold and Arabic gold. The best Arabic designs come from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, but designs of all tastes and fashions can be found here in the gold souk.

The souks carry everything that can be made from gold, but if there is some personal design you cannot find, they will make it for you. These are very highly skilled craftsmen and always keen to make a sale and to please the customer. Most of the gold salesmen are either Indian or Lebanese. They are very experienced at persuading tourists to part with their money. Remember, it is essential and expected to haggle over a price.

It is best to start at around half the asking price and to haggle or bargain with a smile!!

Information Opening Hours 10:00-14:00 / 16:00-22:00 (Sat-Thurs) 16:00-22:00 (Fri)