If you’re looking to invest in gold, Qatar is a great place to buy. When buying gold in Qatar, it’s important to do your research and shop around for the best deals. Gold prices can vary significantly from one dealer to the next, so it’s important to compare prices before making a purchase. You should also be aware of the different types of gold available, as well as the purity of the gold you’re buying.
In addition, there is a thriving market for gold, diamonds, and other precious jewellery in Qatar. In this article, we have gathered a list of the best places where you can buy such items. These include local and regional brands, as well as international ones.
Best Places to Buy Gold in Qatar
When it comes to shopping, there are plenty of destinations that Qatar has to offer, from traditional markets (souqs) to modern malls. You can buy everything: electronics, fashion apparel and accessories, household furniture, sporting goods, and many more.
If you are planning to buy gold in Qatar, don’t worry because here is a list of the most popular places where you can buy gold and precious jewellery:
1. Gold Souq
Of course, the very first place that you should visit is the Gold Souq (or souqs). The new Gold Souq can be found at Souq Al Najada along Ali Bin Abdulla Street. It has more than 40 shops that sell gold, including 18-karat and 22-karat pieces.
Meanwhile, there is an older gold souq nearby, situated behind Karwa Bus Station, right behind Souq Al Faraj. The great thing about these souqs is that the gold prices here are relatively lower than in other parts of the country — and the world, for that matter!
2. Alfardan Jewellery
This company was established way back, in 1954, by Ibrahim Alfardan. Notably, this company holds the distinction of being the first to hold the Jewellery and Watches Exhibition in 1977. Years later, in 2003, this exhibit would become a global event, where the finest designers in the world would come and feature their masterpieces.
You will find Alfardan Jewellery stores at Alfardan Centre, Villaggio Mall, Landmark Mall, The Pearl – Qatar, Mall of Qatar, and St. Regis Hotel. For more information about this company, just visit its official website.
3. Al Sulaiman Jewellers
In December 1993, Al Sulaiman Jewellers opened its very first showroom at Al Sadd Street in Al Mana Centre. Today, the company has 15 showrooms in Qatar, in malls as well as in Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport. Without a doubt, this brand has become a top choice among numerous customers for over 20 years now.
Visit the official website of Al Sulaiman Jewellers for more details.
4. Damas Jewellery
More than 100 years ago — 1907 to be exact – Damas Jewellery began as a goldsmith services provider. In 1959, the company opened its first store at the Dubai Gold Souq. Years later, by 2000, Damas Jewellery started expanding its operations into other countries across the GCC and the MENA regions.
Indeed, Damas is a well-known name not just in Dubai and Qatar, but in many other places across the region. Each store features a wide array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and many other pieces. Damas Jewellery has around 12 stores across Qatar. Check out its official website for more information about the company.
5. Damascus Jewellery
Not to be confused with the previous jewellery brand, Damascus Jewellery is another renowned brand in Qatar. Here, you can buy watches and jewellery, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, rings, anklets, and gold bars, too.
Damascus Jewellery has stores in Hyatt Plaza, Dar AlSalam Mall, and Landmark Mall. Learn more about its products through its official Instagram page.
6. Kalyan Jewellers
Another famous jewellery brand in the GCC region is Kalyan Jewellers. The company has around 30 showrooms in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and the UAE. You’ll be amazed by their huge collections of gold, diamond, platinum, and other precious jewellery.
Aside from selling jewellery, the company also provides services such as ear piercing, nose piercing, jewellery re-sizing, jewellery repair, and gold exchange. Kalyan Jewellers has an outlet (Shop No. 56) on the ground floor of Al Khor Mall. For more information, you can also visit the company’s official website.
7. Malabar Gold and Diamonds
Malabar Gold and Diamonds is a well-known name in the jewellery industry, with numerous stores — 280 in all — across 10 countries, including Qatar. Quite an impressive feat, especially since it started out as a small retail business less than 30 years ago, in 1993.
Malabar Gold and Diamonds has an outlet in Grand Mall and other locations in Doha, as well as in Al Khor Mall. For more details, just head to the company’s official website.
8. Pure Gold Jewellers
Pure Gold Jewellers is another leading jewellery brand in the Middle East… and Asia, too. It has more than 150 stores in no less than 20 countries! It is also worth noting that this company has been around for more than two decades.
Pure Gold Jewellers has outlets in Doha City Centre, Doha Festival City, Villaggio Mall, and Landmark Mall. Check out the company’s official website for the latest details.
9. Sky Jewelry
Sky Jewellery was first established in Doha, the capital of Qatar. For more than three decades, it has become a major player in the jewellery industry, establishing stores in Qatar, Oman, the UAE, and other places in the region.
Notably, Sky Jewellery — along with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group — has been recognized by the Guinness World Records. In 2015, it participated in creating “the world’s longest handmade chain.” An amazing award, indeed!
Sky Jewellery has outlets in Al Fardan Centre, Lulu Centre – Al Khor Mall, Gold Souq and Souq Faleh in Doha, Al Watan Centre, and Jaidah Tower, also in Doha. Learn more about the company through its official website.
Video: Exploring the Gold Souq in Doha
To have a better idea of what it’s like to buy gold in Qatar, check out this video shared by the YouTube channel of Oel Jiao, an OFW. In this video, he takes viewers for an exciting visit at the Gold Souq in Doha, and shares some gold shopping tips as well:
As you can see, there is no shortage of places where you can buy gold and other precious jewellery in Qatar. By visiting the shops on this list, you will certainly be able to find many gold jewellery for yourself and for your loved ones, too!
Speaking of shopping, there may be times when you are quite busy and would rather order products online. Fortunately, we have another list… the best online shopping websites in Qatar. Do check them out!