The Gold Souq at Dubai Mall

So the largest mall in the world is house to the world’s largest indoor gold market.  Inside, it felt like King Midas had been there touching everything.  Designed by Northpoint architects of South Africa, the Gold Souq at Dubai Mall “recreates the traditional charm of an Arabian souq reflecting the rich regional heritage of the gold trade.”

The Gold Souk is designed to reveal the journey of the traveling merchants crossing the desert expanse to trade gold and other commodities.

Oh, I love these young girls!  They were behind me when I was trying take a picture, and when their mom continued walking, the older girl said, “Wait mom, the lady’s taking a picture!”  The mom still continued walking, hence the reason why they are in that picture.  But her girls are sweet!

With 220 retailers – spread out on an area of 850,000 sq ft – this is the world’s largest indoor gold market in the world’s largest mall.

Accentuated with decorative gold and marble detailing, the Gold Souq’s traditional theme is a key attraction to The Dubai Mall.

Directions.  Because believe me, one needs them.  It’s like a huge maze in there!

Starry, starry night.

The main south entrance begins with this  life-size bronze Arabian stallion, who seems ready to attack someone.

Tree with gold coins as leaves.  Artificial ones, of course.

A throne, where I’ve seen people sit and have their pictures taken.

Well, that’s the Gold Souq at the Dubai Mall!  Yes, we didn’t buy anything;  gold’s way too expensive these days.  Besides, I’d rather buy new lens for my Nikon.  In the meantime, click on the link below and visit places around the world.

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34 Responses to The Gold Souq at Dubai Mall

  1. Niyaz says:

    Wow such a dreamy place , Amazing color lightings !!

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  3. masood says:

    No need to buy gold as your pictures worth buying bunch of Gold, absolutely stunning 🙂

  4. Nizsha says:

    lovely place mashAllah

  5. 'liya says:

    I love the starry ceiling pics 😀

  6. Alisha says:

    omg it’s looks sooo beautiful! I like starry night the best. 🙂

  7. Serene says:

    So grand! Amazing! Thanks again for a free tour…

  8. bozo says:

    your pictures are worth their quality in gold!!

  9. Oh, yes! Your pictures are indeed worth their weight in gold! Amazing! I, too, love the starry night and the Arabian horse — had one of those many years ago! What a terrific post! Thanks for sharing a stunning part of your world!

    Have a great week!


  10. ewok1993 says:

    It’s nice to know that taking pics are okay.

    What nice place to shop, the price of merchandise must reflect the opulence of the place.

    My entry is at

  11. ladyfi says:

    Wow – it’s like being inside an amazing fairy tale!

  12. Umm Travis says:

    beautiful shots ma shaa Allah

  13. Nisa AK says:

    wow so much space for gold! it’s beautiful Nadia, the more i see and read about Dubai the more i want to make a trip there 😀

  14. Wow, what beautiful photos and what a beautiful place!! Masha’Allah!

  15. Sumayah says:

    I jut posted a picture of the same place on flickr yesterday.

    also thought the same thing about my nikon lol. Lovely photos.

  16. Indrani says:

    Lovely chandeliers! Such colorful pics… great post.

  17. Rajesh says:

    Amazing place, beautiful colors.

  18. Wolynski says:

    Fascinating stuff. What a mall and what beautiful photos. Really interesting to see a shopping center in Dubai – gorgeous design.

  19. lairama says:


    Thank you for sharing this part of the word. It is like a fairytale.

  20. Joud says:

    MashaAllah, incredible photos! I’ve never actually been to that part of the mall before, just seen it from afar- now I’m tempted to go check it out, it looks gorgeous.

    Oh, and I had no idea Dubai mall is the biggest mall in the world!! It doesn’t feel very big to me, lol.

  21. Eileen says:

    It is a beautiful mall, the photos are wonderful.

  22. Glennis says:

    I love the stallion statue its fantastic, but a gold market would be too rich for me, however its nice to have been given a guided tour. Thankyou.

  23. Haleem says:

    Incredible… simply… too bad no one is buying the gold…

    It seems everything in Dubai now is just waaaay out of this world!

    Been reading a lot of Dubai in the press here recently (mostly bad news) but at least someone had the vision to dream and build some nice stuff… just unlucky about the timing that’s all.

  24. Janit says:

    Wonderful snaps 🙂

  25. Marites says:

    that is a very impressive place to see! would be nice to be there personally and see the place:)

  26. SandyCarlson says:

    That is one beautiful place. So rich, so imaginative. Gorgeous.

  27. zeal4adventure says:

    Impressive place. Sort of reminds me of The Venetian in an opulent sort of way. Would love to visit Dubai one of these days. The closest I got was an 8 hour layover at the airport which was pretty luxurious as well, compared to other airports.

  28. Sumera says:

    Love the starry ceiling. They don’t do things by half in dubai do they?

  29. Haris Gulzar says:

    Beautiful pictures Masha-Allah. Your photography makes me want to go to this place even more now…

  30. What beautiful photos! I love going to the Dubai mall and have taken lots of photos, especially in this corner.

  31. Jossie says:

    Wonderful pictures of a wonderful place. Wish I was there to enjoy it personally.

  32. BORN FREE says:

    Wow such a dreamy place , Amazing color lightings !!

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