Guide to Shopping in Dubai

Gold soukShopping in Dubai entails a mix of a traditional setup and edge-cutting technology and experience. Dubai is full of mega malls with indoor complexes and designer brands. Most shopping centers in Dubai are open from 10 am until 10 pm or later. To escape the day’s heat, many go to shopping in the day. The city is friendly to those traveling with children, and almost all shopping centers have diversions and play centers for kids of all ages. On Fridays, the malls open as late as 2 pm to accommodate for worship hours.

More than Just Shopping

Dubai is one place you can shop till you drop, and still, want to come back for more. From the largest mall the world has seen, the palatial Dubai Mall, to the mouth-watering excitement of the internationally inspired Battuta Mall, Dubai has everything for everyone. These mega structures are full of entertainment for all ages. When you get enough of shopping, you can move to the slopes of an indoor ski mountain, or choose to swim with sharks in a gigantic aquarium – all that you want in life, you can find it in Dubai malls.

Dubai Shopping Festival

dubai mallPlan for your trip to Dubai during the winter season months of January and February, and be part of Dubai shopping festival. During these months, you can shop for everything including electronics, clothing, watches, jewelry, crafts, etc., with some attracting a discount as low as 75 percent. Discounts from international brands such as Versace, Gucci, and Armani will tempt you to enter extravagant shopping spree. During this festival period, the city is lit with enticing music, fashion shows, kids events and nightly fireworks.

Where to Shop

Dubai is the ultimate shopper’s paradise, and there is nothing you can miss or lack in this shopper’s Mecca. The key to successful and stress-free shopping is to be prepared. There are many malls and shops all over Dubai where you can go for the unforgettable experience. The Dubai Mall consists of more than 1,200 stores, making it a retail palace hard to beat. The Mall of the Emirates consists of more than 560 international brands giving shoppers plenty of options to choose from.

A walk at Jumeirah beach residence presents a vibrant waterfront and boasts of stylish shops and restaurants. Next, we have the Beach, a beachside center, full of cafes, shops, restaurants, and public facilities. You can also shop at Wafi, an upscale mall inspired by Egyptian decor and Arabian souk. Other shopping complexes include Al Barsha Mall, Burjuman, Al Ghazal Complex among others