Indians are the world’s second-biggest gold buyers, thanks to its reputation as one of the safest investment options, believing gold to protect us from bad times. There’s no better place for gold lovers than Dubai, thanks to its duty-free shopping and vast gold souks and jewellery shops. Read on to learn more about jewellery shopping in Dubai. And if you want gold shopping included in your Dubai trip package itinerary, visit us.

Why Is Gold Cheaper in Dubai?

Unlike in India, people don’t have to think twice about the purity of gold in Dubai. Despite strict regulations, it is a known fact that gold adulteration is rampant in India, with jewellers even adding the BIS hallmark spuriously. Gold purchase is regulated by the government, with jewellers having to specify details such as karats and the actual weight of gold. Also, gold is cheaper in Dubai compared to other countries because of the exclusion of taxes. Buyers only pay for the value of the gold jewellery. While the government has recently introduced VAT, buying gold is still cheaper. Besides, you can claim VAT refunds in the UAE for gold purchased there. But more importantly, you can bargain by making gold charges.

Dubai Jewellery Shopping

Where To Go Jewellery Shopping in Dubai?

If your Dubai tour package itinerary includes gold shopping, you must know where to buy. Dubai has a vast choice of gold stores, including malls, souks, and small retail stores. Some of the popular destinations for jewellery shopping in Dubai include:

Dubai Gold Souk, Deira

The Gold Souk in Deira was started in the early 1900s with a handful of local Indian and Iranian jewellers setting up shop. But it didn’t take up until the 1970s when the oil boom attracted people worldwide. Today, it is one of the world’s largest gold markets, with over 350 gold dealers selling gold, silver, platinum, and other jewellery. You can buy readymade jewellery, gold coins, and even gold bars at the souk.

When To Visit:

Open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays to Thursdays. On Fridays, the souk opens at 4:00 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

Gold And Diamond Park

The Gold and Diamond Park was developed by Emaar Properties in 2011. It is situated on Sheik Zayed Road and is part of the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The Gold and Diamond Park is the best place to shop for gold jewellery, precious stones like diamonds, rubies, etc., and high-end personal accessories. The best thing about shopping here is that there are no income or corporate taxes. You can even bargain for the price, asking for discounts on marked prices.

When To Visit:

On Fridays, the market is open from 4:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Saturday to Thursday.

The Dubai International Airport

If you are travelling internationally with a layover in Dubai, consider shopping at Terminals 1 and 3 of the Dubai International Airport. While they may have fewer options in terms of designs and prices, they are not a bad option. Besides, shops are open 24×7.

When To Visit:

Duty-free shops at the Dubai International Airport are open 24×7.

Meena Bazaar

Meena Bazaar in Dubai is part of Old Dubai and is modelled on the ancient Meena Bazaar in Old Delhi. The bazaar got its name from the signboard on the first store on Cosmo Lane in 1973. It is located in the Al Fahidi District. Besides ready-made traditional garments, shoes, and spices, you can shop for gold jewellery on the street. Some famous jewellers to set up shop at Meena Bazaar include – Malabar Golds and Diamonds and JJ and Sons.

When To Visit:

Shops in Meena Bazaar from Fridays to Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Fridays, the store is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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