Many visitors of Dubai wish to make the most of the cheap gold rates and authentic designs on offer. There are many gold souqs in and around the city of Dubai but step just outside and you will find this hidden gem; Ajman Gold Souq.
Buying gold in the UAE is much more authentic as well as better priced in comparison to that of buying in the west. This is what makes Dubai and Ajman an attractive proposition for your gold purchases.
Ajman Gold Souq Location
Ajman Gold Souq is just a 35 minute drive from the centre of Dubai, through Sharjah and towards the coast of Ajman. The souq is located just across the street from Ajman Museum and Ajman Fort too, so why not make the most of your visit by checking in with these too!
There are a few ways to reach the souq from Dubai. By car around 35 minutes with a cost of around 110AED if you are using a taxi. Line 53 bus will get you there for just 59AED but this will take two hours! Alternatively you can chop and change between metro and busses, but again, this will take around 2 hours.
Below is a rough guide of travel times and costs from a few different locations in Dubai to the gold souq in Ajman.
|JBR||2hr12mins / 16AED||45mins / 110AED|
|Downtown Dubai||1hr45mins / 15AED||31mins / 85AED|
|Deira Centre||1hr11mins / 11AED||24mins / 60AED|
Timings & Contact Details
Monday: 10am – 10:30pm
Tuesday: 10am – 10:30pm
Wednesday: 10am – 10:30pm
Thursday: 10am – 10:30pm
Friday: 10am – 10:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 10am – 10:30pm
Phone Number: +971 54 747 1788
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/669043339814613
What is There, and Shops?
The Gold Souq in Ajman isn’t just limited to Gold, believe it or not.. There are a stalls to buy hand bags & wallets, clothing stalls and specialist watch merchants. All types of Silver jewellery can also be purchased here as well as Gold. The mall is air conditioned and there is a great variety of styles to browse, from Arabic and Indian to European.
The beauty of buying gold in a souq in the UAE is that the price is tied in to the daily gold rate, and you can then bargain with the seller based on workmanship. Sellers at the Gold Souqs in Dubai traditionally pitch at least 25% higher than you can bargain them down to.. so make sure you bring your negotiation skills along!
Many of the traditional gold stalls will also commission a piece of jewellery based especially on your own bespoke design! The only thing to consider when doing this is whether you are local, as this could take a few days. Also, the seller will also ask that you pay up front.
Attractions and Hotels Nearby
If you are looking at staying in the area to make a day of it at Ajman Gold Souq then there are plenty of reasonably priced stays close by, of which we have listed some below.
|Hotel||Prices From||Distance to Gold Souq|
|Luluat Alkhaleej Hotel Apartments||120AED||450m|
|Al Smou Hotel Apartments||105AED||450m|
|Bahi Ajman Palace||355AED||1km|
|Mermaid Beach Hotel||185AED||2km|
When it comes to attractions close by, try Ajman Museum for a slice of Emirati History inside an 18th Century Fort. Alternatively, head for Ajman Corniche and relax in the sun by the sound of the waves.
Thanks for reading our guide to Ajman Gold Souq! For more on buying gold in the UAE check our guide to The 6 Best Places to Buy Gold in Dubai.