A glimmering miracle. The market specialises in gold and is definitely worth the visit even for sightseeing and the unique atmosphere.
Apart from gold, you can also find many pieces of jewellery from silver and other materials. Diamonds and other precious stones can be purchased here, too.
It is recommended to buy the gold from the stores, the vendors in the outside stalls can sell you fake gold. Moreover, the stores usually have air-conditioners so you might just stop by for some cooler air.
The market is open seven days a week and is easily accessible via metro - the nearest stations are Al Ras and Palm Deira.
Sat - Thu: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fri: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(Note: Many stores close between 1 pm and 4 pm.)