I’ve heard about Saudi gold from my friends before when I was not yet an expat. Until I went to Saudi Arabia’s most vibrant city and old market in Arab’s world- The Corniche in Al Balad market. Balad is the commercial center of Jeddah which home to millions of expats from across the world including myself.
Gold is a good investment for expats and Jeddah City is the best option to buy. I went to Al Balad and for the first time I checked a lot of shops you can chose from. Jeddah City is undisputed commercial center of Saudi Arabia however shopping golds is something I am excited about.
Al Balad is an old market in Jeddah and historic center of Saudi Arabia. I don’t need to rush buy golds because I am not in hurry- I want my mom would love it once I go back to Philippines for a vacation. Well, It is for an investment too!
I had to check different shops for a better price offer. It is where my negotiation skills were tested instead of saying “khalas” in Arabic or “done close the deal” in English.
I went to 10 shops and there were a lot of them to check. I closed the deal and bought 750 Saudi Riyals for an 18 carats of gold. Not bad!