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Stroll through ‘Streets of Gold’ – Dubai Gold Souk

About Gold Souk in Dubai

Known to be one of the world’s oldest and largest gold markets, ‘Gold Souk,’ remains a breathtaking place to visit for tourists from across the globe. Embodied by a maze of pathways, flooded by hundreds of tourists and glittering shops on either side; the ‘Gold Souk,’ is a market filled with a varied display of gold jewellery, unlike anything you’ll ever see, anywhere in the world.

Tourists are exposed to a diverse and vast array of intricate gold jewellery, accompanied with a wide display of other precious gems as well. The authenticity and geuniety of the gold sold within the market, isn’t a cause of concern as the regulation of prices at the ‘Gold Souk,’comes directly from the Dubai Government. Thus, tourists are free to enjoy a magnificent and wealthy display of jewels, all at their direct disposal.

What Not to Miss at Gold Souk

Tourists are exposed to the diverse culture and everyday functionality of the ‘Gold Souk,’ during the course of their visit to the market. However, there are a number of interesting  places that you wouldn’t want to miss within the market. We’ve listed a few of the places below.

 Dubai Spice Souk Market

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Tourists are taken aback by the sensational aura of the ‘Dubai Spice Souk Market,’ with a power packed melange of exotic smells and vibrant colors, the place is filled with some of the finest spices you’ll find in the world. Stores of all kinds and sizes line the streets of the market – rows of jute bags, stalls displaying goodies shops with large spice jars with a startling buzz of environment that cannot be missed.

Deira Perfume Souk

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As you go towards the Eastern establishment of the ‘Gold Souk,’ tourists find fragrances that are sure to tantalize your senses, with perfumes that have remained the  hallmark of Arabian culture for ages. You will find streets filled with stores, encompassed by fragrances, oils and the highest quality of sandalwood.

How to Reach

The average travel time between the ‘Dubai International Airport’ and the ‘Gold Souk,’ is about 20 minutes with an approximate distance of around 8.6kms. You will have to hop onto a metered taxi, which will take you close to the creekside. Tourists take ‘Abras’ – Water Taxis to reach to the other side and walk across over to the Gold Souk.

From the ‘Union Metro Station,’ you can also take a bus to the terminus of the ‘Gold Souk Junction.’ Tourists can either walk across towards the market or they can opt to book a taxi, directly to the ‘Gold Souk Market.’

Best Time to Visit 

The peak season for tourists lies between the months of November to March, wherein the weather is much more pleasant in comparison to the months that follow.

It is during this time, that tourists are found flooding the streets of the ‘Gold Souk Market.’ Though the prices of gold are hardly dependent on the crowds or the season, tourists can attempt to bargain during the off-season time of the year.


First time tourists need to keep in mind that the timings of the ‘Gold Souk Market,’ vary in accordance to the day of your visit. On Mondays the market remains open between 12:00 am to 12:00 pm, while Tuesday / Wednesday and Thursday the working hours fall between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm. 

On Fridays, the functional time of the market is between 04:00 pm and 10:00pm, followed by the weekend – Saturday and Sunday – a fully functional market between the hours of 10:00 am and 10:00 pm.

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