Dubai Gold Rate

Gold Rate in Dubai Today

Retail gold rates in Dubai today are: 24K 210.00 AED, 22K 197.25 AED, 21K 188.25 AED, and 18K 161.25 AED.

Prices are quoted in AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham) for one gram of gold. Rates were last updated on Tuesday 28th of September 2021 at 11:01 pm GMT.

The Government of Dubai (Department of Economic Development) has outdoor signs that display Dubai’s live retail gold rate. They are located in prominent gold trading locations such as the Gold Souk. The authorities are keen to promote transparency and ensure the city retains its status as the ‘City of Gold’.

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Carats/Karats Explained

The carat or karat (symbol/abbreviation K) is the unit used to measure the purity of gold.

Pure gold (24K) is malleable (can be deformed) and ductile (can be stretched) and not suitable for jewellery.

Gold is typically mixed with other metals to form an alloy.

  • 24K – Pure gold.
  • 22K – Alloy with 22 parts of pure gold and 2 parts of other metals. Percentage gold is 91.7 (22/24).
  • 21K – Alloy with 21 parts of pure gold and 3 parts of other metals. Percentage gold is 87.5 (21/24).
  • 18K – Alloy with 18 parts of pure gold and 6 parts of other metals. Percentage gold is 75 (18/24).
  • 14K – Alloy with 14 parts of pure gold and 10 parts of other metals. Percentage gold is 58.3 (14/24).
  • 9K – Alloy with 9 parts of pure gold and 15 parts of other metals. Percentage gold is 37.5 (9/24).

In Dubai, Indian and other Asian buyers are typically interested in  buying 22K jewellery. European visitors and younger buyers tend to prefer purchasing 18K gold jewellery.

Many European countries use the ‘millesimal fineness’ system to measure purity. This represents the number of parts of gold in a 1000 parts of alloy. So, for example, 18K gold is an alloy containing 75% gold. It’s millesimal fineness is 750. These millesimal fineness numbers are used as hallmark stamps.

Gold purities are summarised in the table below:

Karat (K)Parts of GoldGold %Millesimal Fineness / Hallmark
2424/2499.9999
2222/2491.7916/917
2121/2487.5875
1818/2475.0750
1414/2458.3583/585
1212/2450.0500
1010/2441.7416/417
99/2437.5375

Inspectors from the Dubai Central Laboratory (part of Dubai Municipality) perform checks on gold and jewellery retailers.

Gold, other precious metals, and gems are meticulously tested for purity and authenticity.

Weighing scales are tested to ensure they are correctly calibrated.

Both regular and unscheduled checks are performed. All retailers are aware of the strict regulations in place, so non-compliance is extremely rare. Any violations are acted upon.

Certificates are issued to compliant retailers.

Gold chains, necklaces, bangles, and other items of jewellery on display in Gold Souk in Dubai.
Gold chains, necklaces, bangles, and other items of jewellery on display in Gold Souk in Dubai.

Gold Rate in Dubai – Dollars, Euros, Pounds, Indian Rupees, and Saudi Riyals

The table below shows the current price in Dubai for a gram of gold in several popular currencies (US dollars, euros, pounds, Indian rupees, and Saudi riyals).

Gold TypeAEDUSDEURGBPINRSAR
24K210.0057.1748.9442.204,239.53214.45
22K197.2553.7045.9739.643,982.13201.43
21K188.2551.2543.8737.833,800.44192.24
18K161.2543.9037.5832.403,255.36164.67

The exchange rates used were as follows:

  • US dollars - 1 US dollar (USD) = 3.673 AED / 1 AED = 0.272 US dollars
  • Eurozone euros - 1 euro (EUR) = 4.291 AED / 1 AED = 0.233 euros
  • British pounds - 1 British pound (GBP) = 4.976 AED / 1 AED = 0.201 British pounds
  • Indian rupees - 1 Indian rupee (INR) = 0.050 AED / 1 AED = 20.188 Indian rupees
  • Saudi riyals - 1 Saudi riyal (SAR) = 0.979 AED / 1 AED = 1.021 Saudi riyals

Exchange rates were last updated on Tuesday 28th of September 2021 at 2:22 pm GMT.

To calculate the current Dubai gold price equivalent in other currencies please use the exchange rates on this page.

Historic Retail Gold Rate in Dubai - 1 Gram (AED)

Retail gold rates over the previous 26 days in Dubai are shown in the table below.

On Tuesday 28th, September 2021 1 gram of 24k gold was trading at 212.00 AED. 26 days before, on Thursday 2nd, September 2021, 1 gram of gold cost 219.25 AED.

This represents a decrease of 7.25 AED per gram, or 3.31 %.

The price of 10g of 24k gold in Dubai on Tuesday 28th, September 2021 was 2120 AED. 26 days prior to this, 10 grams of 24k gold would have cost 2192.5 AED.

Date24K22K21K18K
Tuesday 28th, September 2021212.00199.25190.00163.00
Monday 27th, September 2021213.00200.25191.00163.75
Sunday 26th, September 2021212.00199.25190.00162.75
Saturday 25th, September 2021212.00199.25190.00162.75
Friday 24th, September 2021212.00199.25190.00163.00
Friday 24th, September 2021212.00199.25190.00163.00
Thursday 23rd, September 2021213.50200.50191.50164.00
Wednesday 22nd, September 2021215.25202.00192.75165.25
Wednesday 22nd, September 2021215.25202.00192.75165.25
Tuesday 21st, September 2021213.25200.50191.25164.00
Monday 20th, September 2021211.75199.00190.00162.75
Sunday 19th, September 2021212.50199.50190.50163.25
Saturday 18th, September 2021212.50199.50190.50163.25
Friday 17th, September 2021213.25200.25191.00163.75
Friday 17th, September 2021213.25200.25191.00163.75
Thursday 16th, September 2021217.00203.75194.50166.75
Wednesday 15th, September 2021218.50205.25195.75167.75
Tuesday 14th, September 2021217.00203.75194.50166.75
Monday 13th, September 2021217.00203.75194.50166.75
Sunday 12th, September 2021216.50203.25194.00166.25
Saturday 11th, September 2021216.50203.25194.00166.25
Friday 10th, September 2021217.50204.25195.00167.25
Thursday 9th, September 2021216.50203.25194.00166.25
Wednesday 8th, September 2021217.75204.50195.25167.25
Tuesday 7th, September 2021220.50207.25197.75169.50
Monday 6th, September 2021221.25208.00198.25170.00
Monday 6th, September 2021221.25208.00198.25170.00
Sunday 5th, September 2021221.50208.00198.50170.00
Saturday 4th, September 2021221.50208.00198.50170.00
Friday 3rd, September 2021219.50206.25196.75168.75
Thursday 2nd, September 2021219.25206.00196.75168.50

International Gold Price - LBMA Gold Price - Troy Ounce

It is important to note that gold is a commonly traded commodity and its price is set internationally. A benchmark price is set in London and is used as guidance to settle trades in markets around the world. This price setting mechanism is known as the London Gold Fixing.

Electronic auctions establish the gold price. Two auctions are held every business day; one at 10.30 am and another at 3 pm (GMT). The price is quoted in US dollars for a troy ounce (31.1034768 grams) of pure gold (24K).

The price set in the morning is referred to as the LBMA Gold Price AM. The price set in the afternoon is called the LBMA Gold Price PM.

At the time of writing (May 2020) participants in the auction include Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Coins ‘N Things, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, INTL FCStone, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered, The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), and Toronto-Dominion Bank.

This benchmark is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

LBMA Gold Prices for the last seven trading days are shown in the table below. Equivalent prices in AED are also listed (1 USD = 3.673 AED).

DateUSD (AM)USD (PM)AED (AM)AED (PM)
Monday 27th September 20211,749.151,755.306,424.986,447.57
Friday 24th September 20211,755.151,746.806,447.026,416.35
Thursday 23rd September 20211,771.051,750.006,505.426,428.10
Wednesday 22nd September 20211,775.351,773.406,521.226,514.05
Tuesday 21st September 20211,766.451,774.456,488.526,517.91
Monday 20th September 20211,757.151,757.756,454.366,456.57
Friday 17th September 20211,766.101,755.956,487.246,449.96
Thursday 16th September 20211,781.451,747.956,543.626,420.57

International Gold Price - LBMA Gold Price - Gram

The LBMA Gold Price is the price for a troy ounce of pure gold. The Dubai retail rate quoted is for one gram of gold. There are 31.1034768 grams in a troy ounce. For comparison purposes, the LBMA Gold Prices for a gram of gold over the last seven trading days are shown in the table below.

DateUSD (AM)USD (PM)AED (AM)AED (PM)
Monday 27th September 202156.2456.43206.57207.29
Friday 24th September 202156.4356.16207.28206.29
Thursday 23rd September 202156.9456.26209.15206.67
Wednesday 22nd September 202157.0857.02209.66209.43
Tuesday 21st September 202156.7957.05208.61209.56
Monday 20th September 202156.4956.51207.51207.58
Friday 17th September 202156.7856.46208.57207.37
Thursday 16th September 202157.2756.20210.38206.43

The Dubai retail rate and the LBMA Gold Price (1 gram equivalent) will usually differ. Reasons include:

  • The LBMA Gold Price is a benchmark.
  • Timing differences. Dubai is four hours ahead of London. When Dubai opens for business the most recent LBMA Gold Price will have been set the previous day.
  • The Dubai rate quoted is a retail rate and includes a small premium to cover bullion delivery charges and customs duties. It also includes a margin to protect sellers from price fluctuations.

Gold Jewellery Prices

The price of an item of gold jewellery purchased in Dubai comprises:

  • Gold price – the price of the gold used in the item (gold weight in grams multiplied by the Dubai retail gold rate)
  • Making charge – the amount added by the retailer to cover the cost of producing the item and make a profit

Making charge margins are low compared to other locations around the world. Retailers have lower costs to cover than elsewhere.

In January 2020, the Dubai Police announced that there had been no thefts at all in the prior year from any jewellery shops. Jewellers in the city consequently benefit from low insurance costs.

Value Added Tax (VAT) was introduced in January 2018 in Dubai and the UAE. The rate of 5% is one of the lowest in the world.

Tourists can claim 85% of the VAT back using the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme (kiosks at exit points such as Dubai International Airport).

Haggling is possible at many of shops and outlets in Dubai that sell gold and jewellery. However, only the making charge element of the price can be negotiated. No retailer is going to sell a gold item at a price equal to or less than the live value of its gold content. Cash buyers frequently obtain cheaper prices.

Aside from the Gold Souk, popular places to buy gold in Dubai include the Gold and Diamond Park, Dubai Duty Free, and major shopping malls (e.g. Dubai Mall).

Competitive making charges, the low VAT rate, and the refund scheme ensure shopping for jewellery in Dubai is considerably cheaper than in many other countries.

However, it is important to note that import/customs duties may be payable on gold and jewellery when returning to your home country. The rules and rates vary by country and cannot be covered here in detail.

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