Insya'ALLAH, my family have a wedding mid-year, I was planning to perform Umrah in April-May Insya'ALLAH. My wife suggested that we buy gold jewellery in Makkah. I wanted to seek advice from this forum if this is advisable and if there are any taxes that I need to be aware of.

Usually it is cost of gold based on published rate i.e.; SAR per gram weight, add GST, add workmanship. In my home country GST is quite significant, so that is the only reason I am having a hard look at my wife's suggestion.

I am unfamiliar of any hidden charges and would normally remind my wife to not even wear jewellery when we go on Umrah, but it might save us some money if there are GST savings, would really appreciate any helpful pointers, thank you in advance.