Although Dubai is not all about shopping, you can spend a great deal of time with shopping in this huge metropolis that aims to fulfil the shopping requirements of every nation that lives here. Therefore, in Dubai, you can find Britain’s or US’s most popular brands, along with authentic Indian stores but you can find African, Vietnamese, Thai shops around here as well. When it comes to fashion, the number of quality brands even exceeds those of Paris, Rome or New York, by gathering all the best and well-known brands in here.
In this article, we are to represent you with the main aspects of Dubai shopping experience and the best places for you to find all sorts of shops the most suitable to your taste.
Dubai has countless shopping malls in all size and with all sorts of assortments of goods. Here, you can find the most luxurious malls, such as the BurJuman Shopping Mall or the uptown shopping malls, such as the huge Dubai Mall or the Mall of the Emirates, till the authentic shopping malls such as the Deira City Centre. Here even residence villages have their own shopping malls, which also epitomize entertainment centres, such as the Walk inside of Jumeirah Beach Residence or the Marina Mall within the huge Dubai Marina. You can find here theme park like shopping malls, such as the Ibn Battuta Mall, which looks like an architectural wonder, including the architectural styles of six different cultures of the world and the world famous Wafi City, which looks like you went back in time to arrive in ancient Egypt. Apart from this, each district has its signature shopping mall; most of them new, with a great variety of shopping possibilities, no matter you are up to buy food, fashion items, electronic appliances, gadgets or jewellery. All of the upper mentioned malls are worth visiting, but do not miss visiting Dubai Mall. The Dubai Mall is also a huge entertainment centre with Aqualand, Sega World and a sports and cinema complex, and in the Mall of the Emirates, you can see people skiing in its Ski Dubai complex. All the mentioned malls are easily reachable, located along the Dubai Red Metro line.
An Arabic city cannot exist without its signature souks, and of course, Dubai is also no exception. In the Dubai Medina, which includes the Bur Dubai and Deira areas along Dubai Creek, you will find Dubai’s most authentic souks. The must-visit souk of Deira includes the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk, but you can also visit the great Fish Souk, the Perfume and the Textile Souks here, each one offering authentic handmade goods and cosmetics for both tourists and locals. In Bur Dubai, look for the souks along the shore of Dubai Creek and close to Al Bastakiya quarter.
The best shopping areas of Dubai
Dubai being a tropical climate has different expectations when it comes to shopping areas. Apart from the traditional souk quarters in Deira and Bur Dubai close to Dubai Creek, most of the so-called shopping areas are meant to be shopping malls. Yet, you can find some nice pedestrian shopping areas in this huge city. For tourists, especially if they live close to Jumeirah district we offer to visit the Walk, inside Jumeirah Residence complex, which is a great shopping street. In Dubai Marina, you can find great stores and restaurants along Marina Walk. If you want to visit Dubai’s most colourful shopping areas, you should not miss visiting the Karama district and Al Rigga districts, which are one huge shopping and non-stop partying areas in Dubai inhabited by many different nationalities.
Dubai is a great and colorful place whether for shopping, leisure or sightseeing, a place where you will find so many different areas and quarters of different nationalities. Do not miss visiting some of the most unique Dubai shops, malls and areas; you will see to have an unforgettable experience, paired up with some great goods you purchased as souvenirs of your Dubai journey.