Dubai’s advantageous location has facilitated the development of its massive gold industry. With Africa and India within close proximity—the world’s greatest source of and the largest market for gold respectively with its trading relationship with China—the largest source of and the second-largest market for gold in the world, it’s no surprise that Dubai maintains a competitive edge on this front. Annually, about 40% of the world’s gold passes through Dubai, and much of it lands in Dubai’s Gold Souq, which houses over 370 gold retail stores. The Gold Souq is a top destination for many as Dubai’s gold prices are globally competitive. Moreover, due to regulations imposed by the authorities, consumers can rest assured that the gold they purchase is of the highest quality and purity. You have to witness the phenomenon that is the Gold Souq for yourself. You can find the most exquisite gold jewelry from something simple to something extravagant like beautifully designed gold chains that embellish the entire chest area like a shield. Diamonds, platinum, silver, and birthstones can also be found in every corner.
Dubai Gold Souq is STOP 4 on the STREET PHOTOGRAPHY tour.