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The Gold Souk

Listed under Shopping in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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For the most luxurious and beautiful cuts of gold, at inexpensive prices, make a stop at Dubai's Gold Market. The old and new gold souk are both located in the same area- the old souk is made up of many little shops in the same area, while the newer one is a variety of vendors in a 2-story building. Both areas have extraordinary prices on stunning gold bracelets, necklaces, chains and earrings but still be wary of your surroundings. Many of the shops feature similar jewelry for roughly the same price but always shop around first and compare prices. Also, you can usually get the sellers to decrease the price by at least 20%, so make sure you speak up when you decide to purchase something! The dazzling displays of precious metal are unlike anywhere else in the world- especially in the evening when the lights illuminate the displays of gold for a breathtaking sight.

Shop for: Gold

Get here: Line 8 to the Gold Souk

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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But be aware that the only negotiable price is the 'making price', the price of gold in grams is the same where ever you go, and it's displayed everywhere so you won't miss it.

Don't expect to find cheap souvenirs, these are mostly serious pieces, and don't go it alone unless you don't mind invasions of personal space, this is a competitive market place, that's what you're here to experience!

Despite the glamour of the material and product some bargaining is still expected, visitors should aim to cut 20% off the price. Shop around, as many items are sold by more than one vendor.

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