Discovering More .... Dubai
Once you have found your way out of the maze of shops in the Old Deira Souk and are back to Old Baladiya Street you should make your way to the old Gold Souk – turn along the street away from the Creek.
This is a wide alley covered by a roof and supported by carved wooden pillars lined with small, but modern shops selling mainly gold jewellery. Much of the gold is the orangey-yellow 24-carat gold, but you can also find 18, 21 and 22 carat pieces. There are many incredibly ornate designs - large collars and bracelets aimed at the Indian market. However, you can find some more western style items and they are reasonably priced. The price is based on the gold price of the day and the weight of the item with a small element for the workmanship. Dubai is one of the cheapest places to buy gold, but take into account the import restrictions of your country.
Gold jewellery in the Gold Souk
Once you have stocked up on gold, you need to return to Old Baladiya street and continue along it - in the opposite direction to the Spice Souq. This street bears round to the left into Al Ahmadiya Street, follow it and continue along the street until you reach the Heritage House and School. There is a cafe just before you reach them if you feel like a break.