Dubai is one of the most famous and most luxurious Gulf cities. Yet, it is extremely hard for us to imagine any Arabic city without having some traditional Arabic souks. Dubai is of course no exception from that, under the modern western outlook beats the heart of an Arabic nation. In this article, we will explore one of the main attractions of Dubai: the Dubai Gold Souk. Although Dubai Gold Souk is not as old as the souks of other, historical Arabic and Muslim cities, it is really a one of a kind marketplace, where you will see the shimmer of gold painting even the walls yellow due to the glow of all the vast amount of golden jewellery, which is on show over there. Let us explore the wonder of Dubai Gold Souk now.
Dubai Gold Souk is located in the heart of old town or Medina of Dubai. This area is called the Deira area, which back in the old days used to be the very centre of the government of the town. This area is still a basically old style area with the water of Dubai Creek dividing it from the other old quarter of the city: Bur Dubai. You can use water taxis in here, you can visit the palace of the Royal Family of Dubai Al Makhtoum, you can also visit the Heritage Village complex here, where you can learn a lot about the civilisation of Jumeirah people, who used to live in the area long before Dubai has been established. Gold Souk is located in Deira souk area. Here you can find multiple sorts of souks, just like the Spice, the Perfume or the Textile Souks, just to mention a few examples. Dubai Gold Souk is the largest of each souk, occupying a pretty large area, which is a must, when it comes to housing more than 300 jewellery stores of all size in its area. Gold Souk is not only located on a web of streets: it has shopping centres, specifically selling jewellery and its so much more than a bunch of bazaars. All the most elite jewellery brands of Dubai have their center here: Joyalukkas, Taiba, Damas, Pure Gold Jewellers, Al Zain, Kaloti, Dhamani and so many brands more, you can find here, selling the highest quality gold, coloured gold alloy, diamond, silver all in one place.
The Dubai Gold Souk is not only the center for shopping but also it is the Dubai centre of Gold Trading. There is no gold that you cannot buy here and several stores and companies deal with the selling of large quantity gold for smaller jewellers, 24k gold coins for collectors and 24k gold bricks for investors. Kaloti Jewellery is one of the biggest sellers of gold in the Middle East and India. In Gold Souk you can find every style of jewellery from Western to traditional Indian, in real, when it comes to both quality and design, it's only the sky, which is the limit.
There are several ways to get to Dubai Gold Souk: if you arrive from Bur Dubai, the best way for you is to take a water taxi (Abra) and get off at Deira Old Souq Marine Station. If you arrive from further, the best way for you is to get the Dubai Metro and get off at Banyas Square. In case you would prefer to take an auto bus, you can choose out of many because nearby the souk there is the Deira Main Bus Station. Dubai Gold Souk really offers an unforgettable experience, no matter you want to shop or if you are just on sightseeing.