Dubai, October 11, 2012
1. Exterior of gold shop
2. Close up of bangles
3. People walking through souk
4. Window of shop
5. People walking through souk
6. Exteriors of shop
7. Various of shoppers from India buying gold
8. Cutaway gold bangles
9. Gold chains
10. Woman putting on necklace
Dubai, October 9, 2012
11. Gold bars at Emirates Gold refinery, zoom in
12. Close up of gold bars
13. Various of bars being packed into box for export
14. Scrap gold being melted down
15. Worker stirring gold
16. Close of worker's face
17. Mid of worker stirring gold
18. Close zoom in of melted gold
19. Close up of face, zoom out as worker pours gold
Dubai - 8 November, 2012
20. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre sign
21. Wide of reception
22. Various set up of Malcolm Wall Morris, CEO of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Malcolm Wall Morris, CEO of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre:
"In 2003 the value of the gold trade was some six billion dollars, last year in 2011 it was 56 billion dollars.There's no doubt the geographical location of Dubai has played an important factor but also the importance for other trading centres, producers, such as Hong Kong for jewellery, and trading partners in Malaysia, Kuwait and India have played an important role. I think maybe the way you could describe that is Dubai is in the perfect crossroads for the new silk route between the producing nations of Africa and the consuming nations elsewhere.
Dubai - 24 October, 2012
24. Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange offices
25. Clocks showing time zones
26. Broker at computer
27. Close of screen
Dubai - October 11, 2012
28. Exterior of gold souk
29. Exterior of shop
30. Man buying gold in shop specialising in Arabic gold
31. Close up of bangle
32. Set up of Biju Joy, general manager Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group
33. Close up of face
34. SOUNDBITE: (English) Biju Joy, general manager Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group:
"Dubai is called the city of gold mainly for three reasons: the purity of the gold sold here, the price of the jewellery sold here, and the variety of jewellery being offered in Dubai."
35. Set up of K Ajoy, from Seattle, USA, zoom out
36. SOUNDBITE: (English) K Ajoy, shopper from Seattle, USA:
"Dubai has good collections, the great news that it has varieties from all over the world so it's good collections and good quality gold, that's what I like here."
37. Set up shot of Lola Oyekola shopping, zoom in to sales assistant
38. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lola Oyekola, shopper from Lagos, Nigeria:
"Because I know I will get what I want, unique ones, you can write names, I can tell them what I want and they will make it for me."
39. Set up of Hajer Sir, from Khartoum, Sudan
40. Close of rings
41. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Hajer Sir, from Khartoum, Sudan:
"I come to Dubai to buy Bahraini style jewellery."
42. Shop assistant opening boxes of jewellery for Arabic customers
43. Cutaway jewellery
44. Customers looking at boxes of jewellery
It's known as the city of gold - and for good reason. Last year Dubai traded 1,200 tonnes of gold, worth a total of $56 billion US dollars.
According to Dubai Customs it's the most lucrative export after oil.
And despite the fact that no gold is actually mined in Dubai it is now the fastest growing trade centre for gold in the world.
For over a century traders have crowded Dubai's dusty souks in search of spices, pearls and gold.
Situated at the crossroads between Africa and Asia, Dubai has long been a trading hub. Merchants from all over the world flocked here to exchange gold for spices, dates and pearls.
Free trade policies encouraged entrepreneurs from India and Iran to set up stores in the souk and the country became trading hub.
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