‘Shop Till You Drop’ is a phrase that people of all ages would love to hear. From world renowned luxurious brands to local souks, all you need is to keep your eyes wide open and your wallets full and ready and of course a whole lot of patience. Many have declared Dubai as a paradise for shoppers and the following states why it is so.
Dubai Shopping Mall
Arguably one of the finest places to shop in Dubai. If you want to have a complete shopping experience then a visit to the Dubai Shopping Mall is a must. This is in-fact a mini-city which is home to over a thousand stores, a spectacular four-storey indoor waterfall, a huge aquarium, an Olympic size ski-rink and a staggering number of food outlets.
And if that’s not enough frequent fashion shows, live concerts and exhibitions will keep you up and going. The most awaited annual Dubai Shopping Festival held during the month of January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises in July and August invites maximum footfall from all around the globe.
The Global Village is situated off the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. Due to its carnival like environment, many tourists are attracted to its show and pomp. It also has is a shopping festival that features pavilions from all across the world. From late November through to the end of February the Global Village features daring stunts and shows from international artists.
Bur Dubai Souk
This is a one stop place for textiles and fabrics galore. Even though it is not as plush as its other counterparts, the Bur Dubai Souk succeeds in selling exotic materials specially imported from different parts of the world. You can also have clothes stitched to your specifications. The street further leads to several jewellery and other accessories that may compliment your attire.
This newly refurbished mall has many boutiques and stores of world renowned brands such as Chanel and Givenchy. The Souk Khan Murjan, located in the basement of the mall has an assorted works of art such as numerous collections of beautiful lamps and artifacts from the Arab region. The mall is also home to the Wafi Gourmet, Dubai’s best known gourmet deli counter packed with local fare including pickles, pepper, cheeses and olives.
Karama Shopping Center
A vacation in Dubai is incomplete if you fail to buy gifts for your loved ones back home. Souvenirs and handicrafts are available in different shapes and sizes. The items available here are far more reasonable from that being sold at expensive malls. Also sold here are imitation watches, knock off designer clothing and handicrafts and souvenirs from the region.
Al Fahidi Street
It is a haven for all types of electronic known to man. Luckily since Dubai is a tax-free country, the goods available here are cheaper compared to what is bought in any other parts of the world. If you are purchase these items to take it back with you to your native county then make sure to ask for international warranty and desired voltage requirements.
So buy what catches your eye. From clothes to spices, from artefacts to gadgets, the shopping experience in Dubai is sure to immerse you in pure bliss and satisfaction. So be prepared to GET…SET and SHOP!