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Sikkat Al-Khali Street, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
All days of the week except Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
visit duration
Around 2 hours

how to reach gold souk

The Red Line of the Dubai Metro connects Deira to the city centre and is located in Zone 5. From the metro station, you can take a bus or taxi to Bur Dubai. If the weather permits, then you can also walk this distance. From here on, in order to reach the spice and gold souk, you will have to take a short ride on the abra to cross the creek.

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If the sight of glittering gold sends your heart thumping, then be sure to make your way to Dubai's Gold Souk where the streets really do shimmer and sparkle under the weight of all the gold they carry. Possibly one of Dubai's more famous markets and with due reason, given Dubai is the largest re-exporter of gold that there is in the world, you will find necklaces, gold ingots, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc in every possible and conceivable design, both original and copy, from all across the world. There are over 300 jewellery shops to choose from including Damas, Joy Alukkas and ARY jewellery. 

It's these streets that give Dubai its moniker of 'City of Gold' and in fact, it is said that any give time there is easily 10 tons of gold present in the souk. Set almost like maze, with narrow lanes and wall to wall shops, out here apart from gold, you can just as easily find pearls, gems, precious stones, silver and even white gold. Be sure to visit this place in the evening, after 4 as not only will the weather be cooler and your shopping more comfortable, but also because shops out here tend to close from 1 pm to 4 pm. 5 minutes walk from the Old souk marine station, Gold souk also neighbors the Spice Souk and you can combine your visit to both these places.

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3 Gold Souk reviews
Rachit Sood
Rachit Sood
Best place to buy gold
Jun 25 2014
This is a best place to buy gold. here you can buy pure gold and good quality of gold . here the price of the gold is cheaper then other countries . because there is no tax . there is a allot of varieties in the gold in dubai
Kanika Nevatia
Kanika Nevatia
Mar 28 2014
If you want to see gold chains hanging from windows in the hundreds and be left awe struck by the sparkle all around, do visit!!