A Tour of the Dubai Gold Souk – Dubai Travel Blog

I was initially more excited to visit the spice souk than the Dubai gold souk.  Only one of these markets was within my price range.  I will let you guess which one.  But, while walking through them both, it became immediately clear that one seemed more along the lines of a market where people actually shopped.  The gold souk was that place.

Apparently, people come from all over the world, or at least all over the region, to buy gold in Dubai.  The Dubai gold souk was much larger than the spice souk, with alleys radiating off the main covered walkway, and with gold shops covering the surrounding roads.  There were tourists and locals walking the area, some actually shopping. 

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk There were some alleyways that specialized in typical tourist shops, you know, if you wanted to buy a belly dancing outfit, some sunglasses, or a men’s kafiyah, or head scarf.  But, the destination really focused on the gold and jewelry shops. 

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk Some of the gold seemed somewhat tasteful, and others seemed entirely garish.  Some of the large golden pendants are given as a dowry to the bride during a wedding, worn for show at the wedding, and then never worn again – probably because they weight a ton.

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk Although I am more of a silver or white gold person, and to me the gold in the shops was just a tad “too” much, the Dubai gold souk was certainly a sight to see.  

Dubai Gold Souk Dubai Tourism hosted us for our tour of Dubai, but all of my opinions are my own.

5 thoughts on “A Tour of the Dubai Gold Souk – Dubai Travel Blog

  1. Dekelmariam says:

    Photo is such a thing that provides source to you in a better way so that whenever you want can use the photos in your day to day activities. According to me you should use the photos properly and while taking the snap better to be conscious. People mostly ladies like to wear gold ornaments and if the range is more then they would have like to keep the photo with them so that in future they can buy it. According to me photos helping a lot to people.

  2. Soha's Dubai Trip says:

    Pictures speak louder is really right.I saw your photos and immediately feel to plan a trip to Dubai..
    I have been to dubai once but long back..I am big fan of shopping markets.

  3. Kristin Weston says:

    That was a great post. Although never been to Dubai before but I made me recognize a market of Australia which is also pretty famous.

  4. businessarcade says:

    Dubai is very famous for fashion and beauty. There are a lot of jewelry shops in Dubai online jewelry is also very famous in Dubai. Business arcade is an online shop they have a large variety of jewelry for their respectable clients.

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