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During your visit to Dubai, you cant miss the Deira Gold Souk in Dubai. Tiny little stores in narrow streets filled with mostly Arabic and Indian style gold jewelry feature traditional styles and unthinkable designs. I personally felt a bit intimidated about going into the “gold” shops as I wasn’t quite ready to max out my credit card. But I did venture to other shops along the side streets where I found excellent souvenirs from shoes, poufs, pillows, rugs, silk scarfs and more. But, be prepared, you might be looking for just one thing and end up with three more that you weren’t expecting to buy (thanks to some incredible sales people)! One thing to remember is to always negotiate your price before buying any item. You might knock a few dollars off the original price. Another tip is to try to get there as early as possible as it might get a bit crowded with locals, vendors and more tourists snapping pictures of the window displays.

Where is the Deira Gold Souk in Dubai?

Deira (near Baniyas Square) Sikkat al-Khali Street, Dubai, UAE

How to get to the Deira Gold Souk?

From your hotel, the best way is to take a taxi if you are short on time. If you are not in a rush, take the Duabi Metro and get off at “Palm Deira” green line. Also, you will be close to the Spice Souk and we must say, take a ride on a traditional Abra boat across the channel to the textile market.

 

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Henrique Kerch

I’m a Caracas native, living in Chicago. I have a passion for travel, culture, food, adventure and discovering new places off the beaten path. I still remember the first trip I took internationally as a child and the excitement that it was to know that everyone will speak another language. Traveling was cool—waking up early to make the trip to the airport, packing too much and then realizing it’s much better to pack light.

Now a travel writer, I get to see new places continually, check out new restaurants, and talk about my experiences. Just as I’m about to be done with a trip, I see myself at the airport daydreaming while staring at the departure board thinking about my next destination.