Inside Dubai outrage as jeweller sells solid gold scarf for SIX-figure sum – but insists it's 'not much’

A BOASTFUL jeweller on BBC’s Inside Dubai revealed how he sold a gold scarf for a six-figure sum – but insisted it’s “not much”.

During Monday night’s instalment of the eye-opening show, the United Arab Emirates’ gold industry was placed under the microscope – and it made for shocking viewing.

Soon into the episode, shopkeeper Abu explained that he has half a tonne of gold available for purchase in his store, with his most expensive item a gold scarf.

“It’s not much, but it’s something different in gold,” he told the camera, revealing its eye-watering price tag of £100,000.

The documentary maker then showed a shot of the accessory, which was wrapped around a mannequin’s face and featured a pair of gold sunglasses.

When asked whether the sunglasses could be thrown into the sale, Abu bluntly replied: “No”.

Viewers weren’t too impressed by the goods on sale though, not to mention its sky-high prices.

Alongside a confused-faced emoji, one person wrote: “The price of everything and the value of absolutely nothing.”

Echoing their sentiments, someone else commented: “That gold looks so tacky.”

Just last week, the three-part documentary series left viewers shellshocked after a man revealed he spent £6.6million on a personalised number plate. 

In the first episode, audiences were introduced to the lavish lifestyles of millionaires in Dubai, with one woman boasting the luxury of owning a wardrobe worth £4million.

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Monday’s episode also gave an insight on the property market and showed a British property tycoon’s employees earning several hundred thousand pounds after making a single sale.

Inside Dubai is set to conclude by taking a closer look at the people who visit Dubai for holidays, as jetsetters continue to do so all year round.

Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich continues on Monday, January 17 at 9pm.

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