The Gold Souk, or market, is home to over 300 local and international jewellery traders who have established their business in the area for generations. Some of the most popular outlets include ARY, Damas and Joy Alukkas, who are very well known in the region and internationally. The most popular time for gold shopping is during festivals like Ramadan, Eid, Diwali or Christmas. Many stores even offer discounts and packages to patrons, but be sure to check prices regularly if you are planning on purchasing. Haggling is also encouraged so make sure you get the best deal you can.
For anyone travelling to Dubai for the first time the sight of sky-soaring architecture, speed-breaking cars and luxury retail can be overwhelming. Dubai’s Gold Souk is a prominent landmark of the city’s grandeur and wealth, and also is a popular tourist attraction. For anyone looking for a hotel near the Gold Souk in Dubai, they are definitely in for a treat.
The Gold Souk is located in Deira, one of the oldest parts of Dubai. Deira was the commercial hub of Dubai back in its heyday and still has plenty of importance in the growth of Dubai’s economy and trade. The area has plenty of shops and restaurants. Even if you are not a shopping buff, the Souk is quite an experience, especially, for first time visitors. The Spice Souk and fish & vegetable markets are walking distance from the street, and visitors can experience a unique local tradition of just strolling the lanes and taking in the culture.
Transport around the Gold Souk and Deira is extremely convenient. Traffic can be bad during peak times, so if the weather is good it is recommended to get out of your taxi and just walk around. If you are feeling adventurous, why not take a trip across the creek on a water-taxi, the traditional ‘abra’.