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Gold Souk

This world-famous market dazzles with its precious metals and gem stones displayed in hundreds of windows.

Go for a walk down the narrow streets and alleyways of the Gold Souk, where row upon row of shop windows are filled with gold, platinum and diamonds. Hundreds of stores sell everything from tiny precious stones and pearls, to heavy golden bracelets and necklaces. Most of the jewelry is between 21 and 24 carat, and nothing is less than 18 carat.

Gold is priced according to weight. Jewelry prices are rarely displayed in the windows, so sharpen your bargaining skills and haggle with the proprietor. Once you have been given a price, ask for a further discount for paying with cash. There are plenty of bargains available.

The main attraction of the Gold Souk is that gold prices are among the lowest in the world. You can also buy gold bars for investment; some shops will accept trade of old gold for new gold. The daily gold rate in the souk is based on the day’s international gold rate and is displayed in many shop windows.

Even if you don’t want to buy something new, shiny and expensive, the Gold Souk is well worth a visit, just to see so much opulence in one place.

The best time to visit is in the evening when the temperature is cooler, the atmosphere is livelier and the jewelry looks even more stunning as it reflects the street and shop lights.

The Gold Souk is located in the commercial district of Deira. It can be difficult to find a good parking spot near the souk but there are several alternative transportation options. Take a taxi, bus or the metro. If you are coming from Bur Dubai, you can jump in a water taxi (an abra) along Dubai Creek. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

The Gold Souk is open daily. Most of the jewelry stores tend to open at 10 a.m. and close at approximately 10 p.m. They are also closed between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. On Friday, the shops open at 4 p.m.

Popular Activities at Gold Souk

It's worth giving yourself heaps of time at Gold Souk. Here are some of the top things to do:

When planning your visit, you may want to consider buying a Historic Old Dubai & Souk Walking Tour and a Private Guided Layover Tour of Dubai with a Local.

For even more things to do, peruse our Deira things to do page.


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Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square $39
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square

Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square

Baniyas Square -14th Road, Diera, Dubai, AE
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Everything was great and enjoyed my stay at the Hotel, going to come back on my next visit to Dubai.

    Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa $41
    Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
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    Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

    Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

    Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Check-in wasn’t the most pleasant. But the hotel staff redeemed themselves the remainder of our stay.

      Galaxy Plaza Hotel $19
      Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
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      Galaxy Plaza Hotel

      Galaxy Plaza Hotel

      Al Ras Road, Deira,Near Gold Souk, Deira, Dubai
         
        2.8 of 5
        1.0 out of 5.0

        I was very pleased. Indeed, I don’t write reviews, but I have to write about this place. The property is in excellent location where you can access to many good local shopping center and souks. Stuffs are prompt at all time and there for you. Great location for all kinds of foods just in walking ...

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek $56
        Reviewed on May 22, 2019
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        Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

        Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

        Bani Yas Road, Deira, Dubai
           
          4.3 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Everything was great. Very nice hotel and staff in all areas more than i expected

          Hyatt Regency Dubai $49
          Reviewed on May 12, 2019
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          Hyatt Regency Dubai

          Hyatt Regency Dubai

          Deira Corniche Alkhaleej Road, Dubai
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Overall outstanding what I like best is the work area in my room. Very comfortable with good lighting

            OYO 152 Lapaz Hotel $23
            OYO 152 Lapaz Hotel

            OYO 152 Lapaz Hotel

            Murshid Bazar , Deira,Next To Gold Souk, Dubai, Dubai
               
              1.0 out of 5.0
              Buraq Hotel By Gemstones $21
              Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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              Buraq Hotel By Gemstones

              Buraq Hotel By Gemstones

              5 Old Baladiya Street, Gold Souk, Dubai
                 
                3.6 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                The location of the hotel is unique. All thr amenities that i have required were close by. The hotel was clean and the stuff were friendly.

                Carlton Tower Hotel $38
                Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
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                Carlton Tower Hotel

                Carlton Tower Hotel

                Baniyas Street, near to Deira Twin Towers, Dubai
                   
                  3.6 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This hôtel is outdated and needs some refreshments in the Rooms. We had several problems during the first Day that were solved quickly, and thereafter it was ok.