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“A creepy flea market”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Gold Souk

Gold Souk
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US$102.00*
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Combo Dubai City Tour and Desert Safari
Ranked #12 of 220 Shopping in Dubai
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Mamiya jewellers is an jewelry establishment in 1966, having profound experience & competent prices & quality in diamond , gold & bespoke jewelry manufacturing.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“A creepy flea market”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were so excited to travel outside our amazing Dubai resort and see a little of what makes the city of Dubai unique. Every tour book I read suggested a trip to the Gold Souk or Market. They told travelers to haggle and said the gold was amazing. But the minute we got out of our cab, we were strongly approached by several people trying to sell things and pull us, physically pull my husband and I, in different directions. On alert, we shook these men off and went inside. I was picturing tents and lots and people on one level, talking and trading. Not so. This is a flea market. At least 3 stories high with an escalator and a broken elevator. They are mall-like stores with lots of gold behind the glass. Most everyone is in western dress and they are just waiting to pounce. Some of the gold was beautiful, ornate and different. But I didn't dare touch anything or look interested because the sales people wouldn't let you leave without a purchase. Of all the things we saw in Dubai - this I wish we had skipped.

Visited August 2013
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“bling-bling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Even if you dont intend to buy, do go here...old world charm and tonnes of gold and diamonds...you will go WOW...i did go there to buy gold and found some good design in Popleys. there is no tax here and no wastage; all they charge is making charges which is usually 9-15% depending on the intricacy of design..definitely worth it!!

Visited October 2013
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“What a terrible place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

I can't believe this is actually considered a tourist attraction. Lots of people selling fake watches and bags following you around pretending that they are being discreet. It is so obvious that they may as well construct banners.

Dirty, nasty and a place to avoid.

Visited October 2013
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“What a nightmare”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Alright, you're in Dubai, right? When you get to that place, it's get all shabby, every one, trust me, every one of these people tries to convince you to buy in their shop. Products are fake and not beautiful. If you genuinely fancy gold and jewelry - go to a real store.

Visited September 2013
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“If you are in dubai you must go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Fantastic selection with super helpful shop staff. Very warm even at night.
Disappointed that it was much more modern than expected. Not really a souk as I had imagined but still very interesting.

Visited August 2013
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