The yellow metal is rising to unprecedented levels in 20 years
Tourist movement revives the gold markets in Dubai
Gold recorded rises, whose values ranged between 5.25 and seven dirhams per gram.
Photography: Ahmed Ardeti
Yesterday, gold prices recorded increases, whose values ranged between 5.25 and seven dirhams per gram of various carats, compared to their prices at the end of the previous week, according to the price indicators announced in Dubai and Sharjah.
Officials of outlets for the gold and jewelry trade told "Emirates Today" that the recent increases in gold prices reached unprecedented record rates, noting that sales of tourists, especially in Dubai, accounted for the largest share of the demand for gold jewelry, in addition to a limited turnout. From dealers to buy gifts, which supported the continuation of the activity of gold and jewelry trade outlets.
The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Gold and Jewelery Group, Chairman of "Siroya Jewelery Company", Chandu Seroya, said that gold prices have recently risen to unprecedented record rates, under pressure from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and political and economic turmoil at international levels.
He also attributed the large price hikes for gold, to the great demand for the yellow metal in global markets, as a safe haven for savings and investment in times of turmoil.
He pointed out that the local markets are characterized by tourism activity, which was positively reflected in the continued demand for gold jewelry, despite the record levels of gold prices.
He explained that the markets also witnessed some demand from resident dealers who preferred to buy as a hedge against other expected price hikes with the continuation of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
For his part, the director of "Machoom Jewelery Store", Raj Bahi, said that the demand from tourists for gifts of goldsmiths acquired the largest share of sales, in light of the large price hikes recorded by the yellow metal recently, which reached rates considered the highest, as it was not Monitoring similar levels during the last 20 years.
He pointed out that some dealers in the bullion and gold coins sector for investment purposes are currently in anticipation of prices, with expectations of more hikes during the coming period, which represents a greater incentive for them to sell what they have to stores.
In the same context, the director of sales in «Anan Jewelery Store», Abdulaziz Al-Khatib, considered that the recent large increases in gold prices did not negatively affect the demand of tourists, especially in Dubai, to buy gifts of gold jewelry, which supported the continued activity of gold and jewelry trade outlets.
He pointed out that the markets have recently witnessed limited transactions from dealers to buy artifacts for various occasions, especially with expectations of more price hikes for gold during the coming period.
The price of a gram of 24-carat gold amounted to 240.25 dirhams, an increase of seven dirhams, while a gram of 22-carat gold recorded an amount of 225.75 dirhams, an increase of 6.75 dirhams.
In turn, the price of a gram of 21 carats reached 215.25 dirhams, an increase of 6.25 dirhams, and the price of a gram of 18 carats reached 184.5 dirhams, an increase of 5.25 dirhams.
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