Dubai not only enshrines the rich Emirati heritage, vibrant culture or iconic landmarks but also flourishes your Shopping experience. Dubai is the Shoppers Paradise and the Shopping capital of the Middle East, as it offers numerous options to the shopping devotees. The city not only boasts ultra-modern-mega-malls, but also traditional Arabian Souks, both bursting with designer goodies, middle-eastern handicrafts, and even a few bargains. You can get the best of all if you know where to look. So, here we are going to highlight some light on the best places to go shopping in Dubai.
1. The Dubai Mall
Go on a splurge to shop for your favorite brands at The Dubai Mall, one of the biggest malls in the world. A home to 1200 shops, Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, Ice Rink, Dubai Kidzania and it also serves as an entry to the spectacular Burj Khalifa. So, Dubai Mall is not just a mall, but mini-city, where you can shop, enjoy, roam, wander and savor lip-smacking delicacies. It is a four-story mall, with over 14,000 parking spaces, along with valet services and a car locator ticketing system. The Mall is at its peak at the time of Dubai Shopping Festival, where you can take home accessories, apparels, and much more of your favorite brand at huge discounts.
2. Deira Gold Souk
A Dubai trip is probably incomplete if you haven’t visited Dubai’s Gold Souk. To purchase the purest Gold, take a visit to the Dubai’s Deira Gold Souk, located in Deira, adjacent to Dubai Creek, is one of the top tourist attractions of Dubai. You’ll not only local retail shops, but also some of the International Jewelry brands. Shop for a large variety of Gold accessories, so take your time to when making your selection and don’t hesitate to bargain. The main highlight of your Gold Souk visit will be the World’s Largest Gold ring, kept on Display at one of the shops of the Gold Souk. The Souk is carefully regulated by the Dubai government to ensure the authenticity of its quality.
3. Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Positioned inside a huge Resort, Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a Bazaar (Market) in traditional Middle Eastern style with numerous stalls & restaurants under the wooden covered arcade. Shop from Clothes on stands, heaps, or stalls, and if you are fond of Brands, shop from around 75 boutiques offering branded apparels, home utility stores, gift shops, fashion abundance and designer jewelry. There are more than 24 restaurants in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, offering the world-class delicacies and also the incredible views of Burj Al Arab and exemplary Arabian Art.
4. Global Village Dubai
Exploring and visiting the world is on every traveler’s bucket list, but Dubai has brought into the world for you at the Global Village. It is the leading seasonal cultural extravaganza in Dubai, offering an amazing array of festivals, shopping & entertainment of the best continents near and far. As you step into the Global Village, you may feel like stepping into a miniature world with over 30 Pavilions of different countries showcasing their culture, art, heritage, crafts, and entertainment. Moreover, enjoy the live entertainment shows, attend the Music Concerts of renowned singers and artists, and watch the sparkling fireworks at the end of the day.
5. Dubai Spice Souk
Well, Shopping doesn’t mean Apparels, Jewelry, Home appliances and electronic gadgets. To get a sniff & a bag full of the world’s finest and rarest Spice, take a walk from the Authentic Dubai Spice Souk. Located very close to the Deira Gold Souk, offers a wide range of spices and Aromatic herbs, Nuts, Oils, and saffron. Walk from the narrow streets of the Souk filled with the aromas of variety Spice combinations such as turmeric, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, coriander, and sumac. And again, Haggling adds a certain charm to the entire process.