Gold Souk

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Gold Souk which includes shopping as well as a small group of people

Browse artisan quality jewelry, purchase something special for a loved one or just be dazzled by the shop windows full of shiny displays.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Amman is a series of narrow lanes that make up Amman’s Gold Souk. Also known as Souq El Sagha, this historical souk is the beloved domain of the city’s gold craftsmen, merchants and all those who love bling.

Arrive early in the day to browse undisturbed and to score a bargain. Some traders still follow the tradition of discounting the first sale of the day, for good luck.

Nobody really knows how many stores are part of the souk, but estimates indicate that there are more than a hundred stores in this maze-like part of the city. Enjoy the variety and elegance of the displayed pieces as you wander through the bustling souk. Intricate and delicate bracelets, rings, and necklaces of all shapes and sizes glisten on their displays, which can be hard to resist.

Treat yourself or a loved one to something unique by finding an artisan to make a custom piece of jewelry for you. Having your name written in Arabic script on a piece of existing jewelry is also a popular option to make your gift more personal.

Regarded as one of the cheapest places in the world to buy gold, you can get a great bargain here if you know what to look for. Do your homework and check the markings on the back of the jewelry to find out the purity of the gold.

Notice how the popular 22-carat gold has the bright yellowy-orange shine of high quality gold. Stronger but not quite as vibrant, 18-carat gold is often used for items studded with gemstones. Beware of the inferior “Russian gold” and if a price is too good to be true, it’s probably just that.

Watch at how the merchants weigh each piece of jewelry to determine its price. Feel free to haggle politely to get a better price but as you do so, also keep in mind that most items are sold by weight and purity with very little added for the work of the craftsman.

The Gold Souk is open daily and centrally located in the old downtown area. The entry streets to the Gold Souk are best reached on foot or by taxi.

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Top Hotels Close to Gold Souk

Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
3 out of 5
17 Seqeleyah Street, Al Rabiyeh, Amman, Amman Governorate
The price is $54 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in the heart of Amman, this hotel is steps from Gold Souk and Souk Jara. King Hussein Mosque and Amman Citadel are also within 10 minutes.
Hotel Name Samawer by Wynndham Amman Hotel
The House Boutique Suites
The House Boutique Suites
5 out of 5
Abdullah Abu Qura, Amman, Jabal Amman
The price is $126 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Located in the heart of Amman, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coptic Orthodox Church, King Abdullah I Mosque, and Gold Souk. Souk Jara and Jordan ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (268 reviews)
"The property was magnificent very clean very spacious really was a comfortable stay. The only complaint we had was with the breakfast staff but considering the rest of the package its not worth dwelling on. They go above and beyond to make you comfortable and to get you what you need."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The House Boutique Suites
Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
5 out of 5
Al Huseen Bin Ali Street, P.O. Box 6399, Amman
The price is $94 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Located in Al Abdali, this luxury hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Al Abdali Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of TAJ Mall and Amman Citadel. Temple of Hercules and Amman ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (266 reviews)
"The hotel is super clean, the staff are friendly and professional, the service was prompt and amazing. Good location and view. The whole experience was great, and would definitely consider for my next visit."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
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Cliff - Hostel
Cliff - Hostel
2 out of 5
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The price is $22 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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3 out of 5
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The price is $54 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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5 out of 5
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The price is $94 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
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