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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  • I went first time there and it was really pleasant experience. There was so many shops and it's like never seen before in such high volume. 
    I went first time there and it was really pleasant experience. There was so many shops and it's like never seen before in such high volume.  more »
  • Nice place to visit for an afternoon stroll. Lots of gold items but not too sure if there are any deals 
    Nice place to visit for an afternoon stroll. Lots of gold items but not too sure if there are any deals  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.
  • Incredible amount of gold and a hell lot of sellers nearly dragging you off the streets to sell you anything from souvenirs to belly massage! Insane! Beautiful to see, however prices for the gold jewellery are nothing near to cheap. You can get cheaper souvenirs indeed, but you must stay very firm until you get to see the ones you really like and not fall for the first shop/ seller. Iโ€™ve got myself a pashmina as a bargain considering itโ€™s pure cashmere. ๐Ÿ˜ Here is the biggest ring from the world registered in the Guinness Book ๐Ÿ“•!

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