Dubai, known as ‘The City of Gold’ has had a long history with gold and jewellery. Dubai’s association with the yellow metal is legendary. Right from the time it was a pearl fishing town to the glitzy commercial hub that it has become today, the lure of its gold trade has grown gradually. Dubai’s famous Gold Souk, one of the largest retail gold markets in the world, started in the 1900′s with just a handful of retailers, grew substantially in the following decades. Dubai is the largest Gold trading centre in the entire Middle East.