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Sharjah Gold Souk

Gold Souk

Al Sabkha Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Category: Shopping & Nightlife
About

World Famous Dubai Gold Souks

The Gold Souk shopping area in Dubai is a world-renowned commercial district known to have the lowest gold prices in the world. The districts is filled with narrow streets lined with glistening shop window overflowing with gold jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, brooches and ear rings. Most pieces are pure 24 carat and you'll most likely find nothing less than 18 carat. Practice your bargaining skills, everything is negotiable!

Details

Hours


  • Saturday - Thursday, 10am to 10pm
  • Friday, 4pm - 10pm

Prices -

Open to the public.

Events


  • Treasure Hunt
  • Fish Market
  • Spice Mouk

Activities

  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Bartering
  • Crafts Demonstrations
Before you go

History

The Gold Souk in Dubai is the most famous market in the world. Dating back to 1940, the market began with entrepreneurs and traders from Iran and India set up their shops in the area. Today, this Gold Souk is a top reason to visit Dubai.

Bargaining within the Market

The Gold Souk is known for having the cheapest gold in the world – but you’ll have to practice your haggling skills for that low price. If something shiny catches your eye, don’t hesitate to try out your negotiating skills. Be persistent…protest…then walk away. This process has been known to get merchants to cut their asking price by half.

FAQs

  • How large is the market?

    Dubai’s Gold Souk is made up of over 300 retailers, including anchor stores like Shyam Jewellry, Damas, and Joy Alukkas, as well a host of smaller vendors. At any given time, the market may have over 10 tons of gold for sale.
  • Is it safe within the market?

    As expected, security is always heightened at the Dubai Gold Market and the souk is closely monitored. Pickpocketing can be and occasional problem, so always be aware of your surroundings and careful in crowded areas.
Map/Directions

Map/Directions

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