The Gold Souk is Dubai’s most famous and visited souk. A labyrinth of covered walkways is home to hundreds of retailers offering a huge selection of jewellery made from gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones. It’s a fascinating place that should be on every tourist’s itinerary, even those with no intention of making a purchase.
Strict regulations ensure items on sale are accurately described. Pieces are sold by weight, according to the current market price. There’s an additional charge for workmanship which leaves room for a bit of haggling.
The souk is located in Deira, near the Al Ras Metro Station, and is open 7 days a week. Opening hours are 10 am to 10 pm Saturday to Thursday (but many stores close between 1 pm and 4 pm), and 4 pm to 10 pm on Friday.