Manama's Gold Souk is a three-storey Aladdin's Cave where you can haggle for everything from contemporary jewellery to over-the-top Arabian headdresses in 18- to 24-carat gold. If time permits, you can even have something custom-made.time: Daily 8am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-7.30pminfo from – ‪ ‬‪ ‬Gold shops in Saudi are mostly situated in the centre.Saudi's gold shops have always been a huge draw with visitors and it is easy to see why. The quality of the gold, excellent craftsmanship and low prices are an irresistible combination.Unlike the West, where gold available is usually 18 carat or less, a lot of the jewellery here is either 21 or 22 carat, some even pure 24 carat gold!The Gold Souk building near Bab Al Saudi and the newly-opened Gold City (just a few minutes drive away) between them boast well over a hundred jewellery shops, and there are dozens of other stores in and around the area too.While gold is hugely popular with residents and tourists alike, it is pearls which first put Saudi on the map.From time immemorial, the island has been known as a world class pearling centre. Saudi's pearls are natural which accounts for their sometimes slightly irregular shapes. They also vary in colour, from cream or white to ochre or even green.The combination of gold and pearls is truly stunning, and one which you should consider if jewellery is on your shopping list. ‪Saudi Gold shop souk souq‬