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.