by wanderer 2005
February 1, 2006
You can find solid gold rings, bracelets, hair ornaments, watches, decorative belts, necklaces, and headdresses. A very popular Qatari gift is to have a necklace made with the name of the person in gold. It can be done in either English or Arabic.
Items are sold by the weight of the gold and a small fee is added per gram for the labor. Most of the gold in these shops is 22 carats, but there are also 18-carat items. And it’s all the real deal. No fillers. It’s all 100% pure gold. I saw some things I would never see in the US: HUGE wedding pieces and rows and rows of bracelets and beautiful rings. Every store is different, and the gold can be less expensive than in the US because it’s based on weight.
I recommend at least browsing through this area; it’s very interesting and you can pick up a pricey bauble for a loved one.
It’s located behind the Al Fardan Center, off the Grand Hamad Street. Just tell your driver you want to go to the Gold Souq.
From journal Qatar is NOT the Most Boring Place