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Gold and Diamond Park, Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road
Interchange 4
United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 4347 7788's insider take:

Crammed with jewelry shops, this mall is similar to the gold souk concept but is its 21st-century incarnation; an altogether more genteel, air-conditioned experience, without the mayhem of the city. It's your best bet if you want to find precious or semiprecious stones, more minimalist, Western settings, or if you want anything expertly copied (a picture of the original will do). Don't be afraid to bargain here; cut the asking price by 50 percent and then work (not too far) up to a compromise. Be prepared to shop around, and always ask for the weight of the gold and the carat of the stones to make comparisons easier.

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