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Dubai Gold Souk

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This traditional market offers hundreds of stores selling primarily gold jewelry but also silver and precious stone jewelry in intricate Arab and Indian designs. Visitors often spend a whole day here!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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54 Al Khor St | Deira, near Gold Center Building, Dubai 75157, United Arab Emirates
+971 55 223 8206
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Reviewed yesterday

The various souks (markets) are all located in what is known as the Al Souq area of “old” Dubai. This is convenient because you can travel to that area and hit all the souks in one visit. The common theme through all of them is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't like the place because it was impossible to walk without someone trying to sell you something. So I didn't spent here a lot of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do visit regardless if you are a gold fan. It's hard to see so many gold stores all clustered in one place. Too shiny that your eyes will hurt. A bit of exaggeration but you get the idea. It's right next to the spice souk....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an abra across Dubai Creek to visit the souk, and that short ride was more interesting than the souk. But that’s another review. So, the gold souk is quite the spectacle, no doubt. There are myriad shops, all jam-packed with a dizzying array...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank WispyRobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear All I went shop first time and took gold from Sky Jewell Karama centre Backside bill there is no VAT refund sticker,I asked them, but no proper response from them. sky Jewelry People don't know about VAT refund in Airport. Regards Nakka Narasimhudu

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NAkka123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning to buy gold, this is a good place to buy gold. Just make sure you know the Daily standard rate. Be sure to bring water to stay hydrated. It is very hot during the day.

Date of experience: November 2019
5  Thank Falwell Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to Deira Gold souk although the hotel staff and friends advised us the souk in Madinat. We really prefered Deira as it is very authentic. Yes you do have people asking you if you interested in fake bags, watches in the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Marine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for Gold this is the place to be. There are several stores with an array of gold jewelry to choose from. There are even diamond and silver store if gold isn't what you're looking for.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank rocv584
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable experience. Best to travel across the creek (a man made canal), via an abra (boat) which only costs AED 1 (about 20p or 20 cents) and is a short walk from there. Who says the streets are not paved with gold, the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally we got to the entrance of the " Gold Souk " and with " Diwali " going on there was tons of adverts with Bollywood celebs all over the place and I recognized most of them. With my attention on full alert I got...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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October 16, 2019|
Response from sholay2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is approximately 5% tax which you can claim back at the airport- but you will get approximately 85% back of the 5% you paid in shop
October 12, 2019|
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Response from alvaromayorga | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the owner...
September 27, 2019|
Response from DonnieB15 | Reviewed this property |
Nope you are good with any currency American and Credit Cards they take just about anything or there make sure you inform your bank credit cards companies that you are traveling so your purchase is not declined at first
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