12 Shopping Places In Dubai That Are Every Shopaholic’s Dream

by on 08/01/19 at 1:46 pm

Dubai is famous for many things like its unique culture, ultra-modern lifestyle, and luxury shopping. Every fashion enthusiast and true-blue shoppers swear by the products from Dubai’s malls. Goods from all over the world like India, Turkey, etc., are available in the city, making it a shopping hub. From high-end brands to fragrant perfumes to the famous gold jewellery, the city has to offer something to every kind of a shopper. Not just their malls but the traditional flea markets and souks have hidden gems in the narrow alleys of Dubai.

Want to know more? Keep scrolling to know what Dubai and its shopping places have in store for every type of shopper.

1. Start Your Shopping Adventure At Mall Of The Emirates

Famous for being recognized by Forbes as one of the top five malls in Dubai, this shopping resort exudes luxury in everything it has to offer. Home to a ski field, cinema complex, and 560 high-end fashion brands, the mall is every shopaholic’s dream come true.  If you need a break from exploring different cuisines and buying branded clothes, check out Ski Dubai or Magic Planet to keep yourself engaged throughout your shopping adventure.

Famous for: 560 International brands such as Alexander McQueen, Bvlgari, Cartier, and Chanel.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

2. Get Spellbound By The Enormity Of The Dubai Mall

With so many new and existing malls in Dubai, the Dubai Mall is the only mall that gives you the ultimate experience. It is famously known for its beautiful interiors and 1200 luxurious and premium brands that have their stores in the mall. Beyond all the luxury and fashion brands, you’ll be left in awe by the display of a huge dinosaur skeleton, a beautiful indoor waterfall, and a huge ski-rink inside the mall. It is definitely a shopping nirvana for its visitors.

Famous for: Indoor Theme Park, Olympic-size ice rink and high fashion brands.
Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

3. Find A Slice Of India At Dubai’s Own Meena Bazar

The marketplace with colourful shops and products will immediately transport you to the older times of traditional Dubai. If textiles, handicrafts and jewellery are on the top of your shopping list, this place is a ‘must visit’. Other than that, you can also get some souvenirs, like bags, ceramics and spices, packed for your friends and family back home. Oh! And don’t forget to bargain.

Famous for: Traditional textile, jewellery, handicraft and Indian spices.
Location: Al Ghubaiba Rd, Al Fahidi St, Dubai

4. Find Everything Glittery In Dubai’s Famous Gold Souk

If buying some glittering gold jewellery is on your mind then do visit the world famous Gold Souks of Dubai. As soon you will enter the market, you will see a myriad of authentic gold displayed nicely. Whether you are looking for some traditional gold jewellery or modern pieces crafted with gems, you’ll find it at good bargaining prices here.

Famous for: Gold jewellery
Location: 54 Al Khor St, Deira, near Gold Center Building, Dubai

5. Buy Artefacts From Around The World In Global Village

Global Village Dubai is a shopping festival well known for its unique combination of cultures of 90 countries in the world. Its carnival-like atmosphere is a hit amongst tourists, especially from November to February. Indulge in tasty treats and enjoy live shows while shopping with family.

Famous for: Leisure activities, entertainment, and artefacts.
Location: Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai.

6. Bargain Your Heart Out At The Outlet Village

The Outlet Village is not your usual shopping centre. This fun area is built in an outdoor set-up. This European looking market offers some of the best high-end fashion brands like Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli and Tommy Hilfiger at throwaway prices. The only thing you need to remember is to ‘bargain’ hard.

Famous for: High-end fashion and lifestyle brands.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

7. Indulge In A Shopping Adventure At Ibn Battuta Mall

The largest theme mall in the world – Ibn Battuta – is built around the travels of 14th century Moroccan explorer by the same name. It is a confluence of different cultures, luxury, and exotic architecture. Whether you are a shopaholic or not, a visit to this iconic mall is just unavoidable. Other activities you can indulge in are food, arts, and electronics.

Famous for: High-end brands, arts, handicrafts, electronics, and luxury shopping.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai

8. Awaken Your Senses At Dubai’s Perfume Souk

The rich and pleasant aroma of various fragrances will tantalize your senses as soon you as you enter here. The incenses and perfumes sold in the market are passed down from generations. What’s even better is that you can make your own custom fragrances according to your preferences. Now you know what to take back from Dubai with a hint of personalization.

Famous for: Perfumes and incenses.
Location: Sikkat al Khali, Dubai

9. Explore The Aromatic Vibrant Spice Souks

While Dubai is famous for its malls, luxury items, and nightlife, your visit to the city is not complete without going to the souks. Tucked away in narrow lanes of Dubai, Spice Souk will enthral you with the aromatic smell of cinnamon, vanilla pods, and many other spices. The numerous jute bags containing freshly grounded spices will make you want to buy them all.

Famous for: Herbs and spices.
Location: Sikkat Al Khail Road, Al Ras, Dubai

10. Get Everything Traditional At Textile Souk

If you want to experience the traditional Dubai then Textile Souk is where you should head to. In a country of luxury and modern architecture, this place is a breeze of fresh air. Apart from that, who doesn’t like to buy some authentic cotton, silk, velvet and wool clothings?

Fun fact- Indian saris, Kashmir pashminas, Persian carpets, and the local traditional abayas are some of the favourites amongst locals and tourists.

Famous for: Silks, cotton and brocades. Abaya, kandora, shawls and tailor-made garments suiting.
Location: Bur Dubai, Near Bur Dubai Abra Station, Dubai

11. Enjoy A Day Out At Dubai’s Famous Cyber Park – Hub Zero

A paradise for all the gaming junkies, Hub Zero has a range of games to offer. If you are love gaming, you are in for a treat as Hub Zero will offer you an unmatched interactive gaming experience. The state-of-art technology will transport you to a different world of adventures. With 3D and virtual reality technology, Hub Zero is the place you can visit with family or friends.

Famous for: Gaming
Location: Al Mustaqbal, City Walk, Phase Two, Dubai

12. Eat, Shop, And Explore At Dubai Design District (D3)

D3 is a welcoming change between the myriad of luxury in Dubai. This sprawling urban design place is home to some of the most unconventional yet outstanding fashion boutiques, art galleries, and quirky cafes. Love indulging in delectable treats? Grab a plate of Royal Eggs made with poached eggs, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce on a rustic bread, at Craft Café. Or simply head over to fashion boutiques like Amato and Closet Case if you are into chic fashion.

Famous For: Fashion studios, art galleries, and cafes.
Location: Address & Coordinates. Dubai Design District PO Box 333 300. Dubai

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