We travel for many reasons. It could be the sheer joy of visiting new places, variants in the styling of architecture, shopping options, different types of cuisine etc. What if you can get all these at one destination? A concrete jungle wired with the latest technological gadgets, trendy designs in the elevators or escalators, LED lights must be lighting up your mind now. All this is not new to anyone in the Middle East now. What if you get to visit traditional country side Italy right here in Dubai? The Outlet Village in Jebel Ali is all this and more. This bare bricked intricately designed village reminds one of Gothic work and looks sculpted out from a fairy tale.
For all of us who are tired of virtual shopping where everything is just a click away we could use some quality time to experience some real shopping in a retro era. This place is technologically barred. No blaring advertisements, hoardings or even lifts or escalators. You have to walk this one through mate! This walk will definitely prove to be pleasing to the eye as you get to see fountains, wishing wells, flower pots and even a live tree inside the mall. The wallpapers with hills, the glass top which provides direct sunlight to illuminate the walkway will all make you feel like walking through the streets of Italian downtown.
With more than 100 brands located at the same floor, this village can turn out to be any shopaholic’s paradise. It houses all the top brands in the world like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Dolce and Gabbana, Adidas, Nike, to just name a few. It is just not the end of it. You don’t have to wait for end of season sale to shop at your dream brand. The offers at this place run all year long too. The slashed rates could be as high as 70%. This place has pocket shops as well to give a street shopping feel. These shops are rented out for a short time and replaced by a different brand periodically to intensify the authenticity of it.
To alleviate ones walkathon through this village there are variety of eating joints which again includes all the big names in this sector. From snacks to regular dining and to fine dining, the options vary. Pies, pancakes, and waffles can make you forget that you are actually standing in Dubai and take you to another place altogether.
The Outlet village is the perfect blend of luxurious shopping with fresh country side outing. This destination is well connected to the Emirates as it is located on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. Experience the fun, joy, and happiness of shopping, dining, and experiencing a medieval Italian town right here at Jebel Ali!