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News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
The Gold Souk in Dubai boasts as many as 300 shops selling at remarkable prices. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
Profusions of gold ornamentation in Dubai's Gold Souk are available in 18, 22 and 24 karat. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, February 2015
The Dubai Gold Souk is worth the visit even for those not interested in buying. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
The designs are endless and prices are based on karat weight plus workmanship. Bargaining is required. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
Shoppers come from around the world for the low prices on gold jewelry. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
The Gold Souk area offers clothing and novelties in addition to the jewelry. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gol market, February 2015
Name brand stores vie with small independent shops in the gold market. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai gold market, January 2015
The rabbit warren of shops in the Gold Souk neighborhood include clothing stores. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai creek crossing, January 2015
Abra are the small ferries that carry visitors back and forth across the Dubai Creek which links the old world markets. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai spice market, January 2015
The spice market offers a colorful and redolent experience. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai spice market, January 2015
Spices come from around the world. Here saffron is a bargain. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Salt and pepper shakers make a nod to the Emirati culture. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Souvenirs abound in the spice market. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
The imposing structure signals entry to the Dubai Textile Souk. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Proprietors of the textile market come primarily from India and Pakistan. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Foreign shoppers find a plethora of items to take home. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Ghutras, hijabs, abayas and kaftans abound in the textile market. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Hand painted bowls from India are a colorful enticement in the Dubai Textile Souk. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Decorative fabric items are popular tourist draws to the textile market. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai textile market, January 2015
Old world style architecture serves a modern purpose in the textile market. Photo by Shelby Hodge