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Myriads of golden jewels and precious stones at the market are not necessarily to be bought, but they are definitely worth seeing.
Dubai Gold Souk is the largest gold market in the world. It is located in the old district of Deira and looks like a scenery from fairy tales about Aladdin. It seems like a genie can appear out of a fancy lamp any moment! Huge amount of gold here creates surreal and magical atmosphere. Apparently, this is one of the reasons why Gold Market is not only a place of bargains with fabulous selection of jewelry, but also a popular spot to have a stroll.
Photo: Gold Market in Dubai, © Jagannath Rao Adukuri, Christian Jena
Here you can find stuff of different age and cultures - from classics to modernity, from jewelry of the East to fancy world-known brands. Shop-windows are abundant not just with white, red and yellow gold, but also delicate pink, purple and even green.
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Gold Souk on the mapLocation: Deira
The market is open from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm, on Friday it opens at 4:00 pm.
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