More than 300 different dealers of gold are found here. However, it is more popular of the fact that its prices are high. Bargaining is a must thing required here. Weight of gold is done before selling. Every year more than thousands of tourists are expected here. Dubai, however, has a zero sales tax on many items. Shops are open from 8 am to 1 pm and are closed on Friday. The souk is not just a bunch of shops, but a web of shopping centers too. The brands such as Damas, Al Zai, Taiba, Kaloti, Pure Gold Jewelers, Joyalukkas, Dhamani etc are found here. Colored Gold, Silver, pearls, diamonds, alloy, bronze can also be found.
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There are many ways to reach the Gold Souk in Dubai. Water Taxis are taken by most of the people. The bus station can also be reached though. The place offers an unforgettable and striking elegant view, which is a heaven for jewelry lovers. Mostly ladies visit the shops.
Dubai is world’s largest re-exporter of gold, which explains it all. The diversity in designs can be seen. Most of the jewelry is made of average 22 to 24 carat gold. Now there are two markets, old gold souk and new gold souk. The best time to pay a visit is during the time of Dubai Shopping Festival. All the shops are being enlightened with lights till 10 pm at night.