Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai Gold Souk
3.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
As one of the Emirates' oldest traditional markets, Dubai Gold Souk has over 350 retailers trading tax-free gold of different carats, designs and weights. There are also precious stones, strings of pearls, platinum and silver available here. You can bargain at the market, and enjoy better rates when paying in cash. To reach the Gold Souk, you can take an inexpensive abra ride across Dubai Creek, and combine your visit with nearby attractions like the Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood and Al Seef.
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The area
Neighborhood: Deira
How to get there
  • Al Ras • 7 min walk
  • Palm Deira • 8 min walk
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  • James S
    Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to visit
    Lots of great choices for gold. Also offered lots of fake brands by people in the street e.g Rolex watches etc. Overall an interesting place to visit and a good place to get some shade.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Devendra G
    India962 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gold souk
    Gold souk in dera is famous for retail gold shops. We did our shopping from joyalukkas showroom. The varierty in designs was excellent. In this area, one can also get a lot of bags and perfume at a fairly reasonable price. If you plan to do shopping in dubai, must visit this part of the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Mayra R
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gold and much more, a great daily experience
    Wow, what an amazing market place; Here you can find over 300 “stores”. From spices, cloth, souvenirs, candies to gold. You can see the biggest gold ring in the world. Across from It you can take a ride on a boat along the Dubai Creek. Here you will experience what it is a local daily life.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Tatiana P
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique. Have fun with it
    You have to be in the right mood or with an easy-going personality to visit this place. Expect to be invited to come in, see, snd try on at every shop. Too much attention to potential customers, in my opinion, but it’s part of the culture. The sellers are quick to show and find for you anything. Price negotiation is expected. Not my kind of shopping when you are constantly offered something. I like observing quietly. We were there just for sightseeing and window shopping. It’s definitely a unique experience. Take it as a good adventure. Smile, say thank you, keep going, enjoy! The narrow streets were full of cars and traffic jams around 6 pm. We used Apple maps to get out on a bigger road to catch a taxi. P.s. Most shops have AC and the market is shaded by the roof.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Crazy Fazy
    London, United Kingdom30 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a great shopping experience but good for jewellery
    Be prepared to be harassed! This place is great for jewellery no doubt, but you need to know your stuff, lots of 18ct and 21ct retailers now, never saw that few years ago when it was all 22ct So many salespeople on the streets harassing as you walk pass, makes me more reluctant to purchase. So much selling fake goods
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,182 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most Interesting Part of the Old Souk Experience
    Overall, the experience of visiting the old souk area of Dubai was somewhat disappointing. I enjoyed the Abra across the Dubai Creek, and we did find some cheap souvenirs while here, but it was more of a modern flea market than the exotic experience I was expecting. The Gold Souk was more like a small shopping mall with more established shops available. Ok to wander about and window shop, ignoring the best you can the annoying vendors who will constantly pester you. No way was I going to buy something here not knowing whether I was getting something of dubious quality and whether the value was there.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 24, 2023
  • edwin t
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent service and excellent quality
    Special mention to Jasper at Malabar Gold Souk Dubai. He is very patient and customer friendly. We came back to this store twice already and we are just fortunate he was the one who assisted us. Jasper has a lovely smile and has a good connection to his customers.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • owlesey
    Rolleston, New Zealand956 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much gold but not for me
    This place is definitely the place to come for your gold shopping. I did get a ring for much cheaper than I could back home. However I found all the harassing to come into shops and then so hard to get away once you had all too much for me. Definitely, some shops try to overcharge, definitely bargin with them. I would advise sticking to the bigger, more well known sellers.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Kate D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bispoke diamond gold ring
    I would like to strongly recommend having any ring bespoke made by a trusted family Jewllers /gemstone company in the gold souk Deira. The company is called Haseeb Farooqi. Quality product at a great price. This is my second time with this family run company and would not go anywhere else. Thank you and my you prosper in your new shop.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Jonnyjubb
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    Had no intention of buying anything but well worth the visit. Some of the gold jewellery is amazing to see. Yes, you will be hassled, but then you’d feel let down if you weren’t… The main area is under cover so you can stroll around out of the direct sun.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
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Alex B
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A lot of nice gold jewelry but that’s about it . If you like being tormented every 3 seconds about a fake purse or shoes then this is your place . Your not getting a bargain here so save time and effort and by it from your local jeweler
Written June 10, 2024
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bernaespedido225
Haymarket, VA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Go early to avoid too much crowd. Lots of selection from 18k-24k gold. You can haggle with prices and they provide vat refund forms.
Written June 10, 2024
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Linda P
Ipswich, UK351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Had a brilliant tour guide "Hanas" who took us though the Old Dubai, into the gold area. real eye opener. Listen to info Hanas gave, I think I should have bartered more than I did for my diamonds on gold, but I didnt pay more than I would have than UK and great fun doing so. Dont forget to get an invoice so you can claim your Tax back at the airport £200 is a lot of money.
Written May 26, 2024
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Suresh Sujanani
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Two big thumbs up for the service and quality of gold jewelry from Kanz Jewellers! My wife and I bought two 22K gold bangles and were impressed by Akash Thapa (not to mention Ajay and Pradeep too!) from the main store. We can’t thank them enough! They gave excellent service, were patient and polite, and price was excellent. I highly recommend them!
Written April 21, 2024
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IMLISAJ
Kingston, Jamaica83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is not a traditional “open” souk, but a series of small shops selling gold and more gold. The array and quantity is stunning and worth a visit if you are interested in Jewellery and if you like to haggle for a bargain. It is located beside the spice souk so really a 2 in 1 experience.
Written April 17, 2024
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Maria C B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Información Center agents are very lovely persons, willing and able to guide us how to get to our next destination. We found convenience grocery stores with large selection of fresh coffees, fruits and souvenirs. Various restaurants some opens 24 hours. Love it!
Written April 17, 2024
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Traveler636706
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
If you liked overpriced silver and gold this is your place. Wry good spice selection. The jewelry was pretty and it’s good to experience it, but if you plan to buy this is t the place.
Written April 8, 2024
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BENLEE123
Singapore, Singapore1,859 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I heard about Dubai's golden souk so often that a trip is necessary to see what's it about, despite not really being a jewellery person.

The golden souk is a traditional arabic open market with lots and lots of shops selling gold and diamond jewellery, precious gem stones and the likes but mostly, they sell full gold jewellery, lots and lots of them. In fact, I think there's more gold in here probably than most gold mines.

By and large, most of the shops sell the same pieces but there are some special and unique designs. Haggling is necessary when one wish to buy something, as the official price leave a lot of room for bargaining. Most of the shop assistant and owners are friendly and helpful but there are some that can be a bit too pushy and if that's the case just walk away. Also, take your time to look around to shop for the best deal and don't be pressured into any purchase. There are street hustlers trying to offer fake rolex and the likes and while there are many of them, just wave them away and they won't bother you.

As for whether to trust the shops here for large amount purchase, I will say better proceed with caution. For any substantial amount, like say 5 thousand or more, it's better to ask for independent verification of the gold quality and as I understand this service is provided in the Gold Souk. Also, as gold trading is highly regulated and monitored in Dubai, it's very unlikely any of the shops were dared to sell fake gold. However, the craftsman ship but not be up to par so check and buy at your own risk.

Overall still an eye-opening experience and worth a visit.
Written April 7, 2024
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nabromov
Reading, UK91 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We came to see it 15 years ago and this place lost its charm (in fact - the whole area). Also being constantly hassled left and right by the salesman is extremely annoying.
Written April 6, 2024
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RC234
Devon, UK59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Be prepared to be approached every few metres here - by men offering to take you to see "fake designer" items. If agreed to go with them, you will most likely be led down an alleyway and then up a few flights of stairs (or up in a very old and unsafe lift...). We went prepared for this and, must admit, did want to check it out. However, I would not be doing this again as some 'shops' did feel unsafe and intimidating...one was hidden behind a bookcase. We did get given a bottle of water each from one shop which was nice of them. The intimidation and concern for safety made me wonder what would happen if we did not buy anything - however, upon testing this out, we weren't made to feel unsafe for not buying.
The sense of relief I got when we made it out of these 'shops' and back into the market was incredible. Interaction with people around the main market was good and we did not feel pressured to purchase (although we did).
Written March 30, 2024
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