The United Arab Emirates is famous for its luxury and cutting-edge attractions, which include huge shopping centers. Dubai has long been known as one of the world's premier shopping centers, home to around 100 shopping malls that offer plenty of family-friendly entertainment and a plethora of traditional souks. We have prepared for you a description of the most profitable and interesting places for shopping.
The largest shopping and entertainment center in the world, located in Down Town Dubai, there is absolutely everything here: books, electronics, sweets and fashionable clothes, more than a hundred cafes and restaurants. Fashion Avenue deserves special attention, where the latest collections of haute couture clothes and accessories are presented. For movie lovers — cinema complex with 22 screens. For sports lovers — Olympic size ice skating rink. The Dubai Mall's unique facilities include the world's largest indoor aquarium with over 33,000 fish and marine life, including sharks and rays.
< i>2.Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina Mall is one of the largest and most popular malls in Dubai. It is located on the shore of the marina. Dubai Marina Mall offers casual family shopping with over 130 different stores. The emphasis here is on inexpensive clothing and beauty salon services. The mall has a large selection of restaurants overlooking the bay. For entertainment, Dubai Marina Mall offers a large cinema, an ice rink, a bowling alley and a wide variety of entertainment for children.
3.Dubai Outlet Mall
The mall is half an hour from Dubai, but a must-see for bargain hunters. Dubai Outlet Mall boasts 240 stores and over 1200 brands. It hosts year-round sales of designer brands such as D&G, Lacoste, Ralph Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs, as well as home goods, electronics and perfumes. At Dubai Outlet Mall, prices are often reduced by 20 to 90 percent.
4.Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates has over 700 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, including Carrefour hypermarket, Centrepoint home goods mall, multi-brand clothing department stores Debenhams, Harvey Nichols, Home Centre, Jashanmal and Marks & Spencer and Fashion Dome Design Brands. The Mall of the Emirates recently opened a new wing with an Apple store and a host of luxury boutiques. The mall houses one of the world's largest indoor ski resorts, Ski Dubai, which is the first in the Middle East.
5.Ibn Battuta Mall
Mall Ibn Battuta is a chain of one or two storey buildings, each section of which is dedicated to one of the countries visited 7 centuries ago by the Moroccan merchant Abu Ibn Battuta: Persia, Andalusia, India, Tunisia, Egypt and China. There are a huge number of fashion boutiques and sports shops that regularly offer various entertainment and promotions. The symbol of this mall is a huge thirty-meter ship assembled right in the building, next to it there is a series of small restaurants, an artificial ice rink, fountains and a mini-bazaar.
One of the most famous markets in Deira, which tourists go to wherever they live, is the world-famous Dubai Gold Souk. It attracts gold wholesalers and those who wish to purchase exquisite gold jewelry. You can buy fine jewelry, precious stones and Arabic jewelry at bargain prices.
7. Dubai Spice Souk
It is here, like nowhere else in Dubai, that you can feel the atmosphere and flavor of a real oriental bazaar. The market greets guests with a riot of aromas. Chefs of restaurants and housewives like to go shopping here. At the Spice Market you can find high quality saffron at local prices, fresh dates and other products. Having made purchases at Dubai Spice Souk, you want to return home as soon as possible and arrange the purchased spices in jars.
8. Dubai Perfume Souk
Until now, the UAE is a major exporter of perfumes and cosmetics around the world. At the Dubai Perfume Souk, you'll find all the flavors in the world, from pure perfumes to essential oils, incense and fragrances. Be sure: the unique rich aromas will certainly turn your head, and you will immediately want to buy all the perfumes in bulk. Experienced perfumers also offer services for the creation of individual fragrances.
Enjoy your shopping!