Dubai is the most populous city and second largest emirate of United Arab Emirates by its territorial size after Abu Dhabi, capital of UAE. In the past years, the city has emerged as a global city and business hub of not only the Middle East but also of South Asia. The American global consulting firm Mercer also rated Dubai as one of the best places to live in the Middle East. Due to this fact, the tourists from all over the world go there to enjoy their vacations and to attend several events held throughout the year.
Dubai is also considered as shopping heaven for the tourist came here from all around the world. Variety of jewelry, clothing, shoes, sports goods and many other products attract visitors to purchase them. Shopping mall is the best place for residents and tourists in Dubai to pass their time in the extreme summer where temperature goes to maximum 50 degrees.
In order to enjoy shopping in Dubai, below we have given the top 7 spots to go for shopping in Dubai.
The Dubai Mall
It is world’s largest shopping mall based on the total area with the parking space for almost 14,000 vehicles. The Dubai Mall is not only a shopping mall but a city with having hundreds of local and international brand outlets, huge aquarium, four storey indoor waterfall, Olympic size ski rink and various food outlets. It attracts around 7,50,000 visitors every week and holds the record of world’s most visited shopping mall.
Global Village is a shopping festival that is located at Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road, which was previously known as Emirates Road. This festival attracts visitors from all over the world through daring stunts and variety shows from renowned international artists. The festival starts from end of November and ends in the month of April every year. Last week of this festival is for discounted products and people can get heavy discounts on the products.
Bur Dubai Souk
Bur Dubai Soak is known for colorful collection of textiles and fabrics, largely from far East and India. There is always a problem of parking at Bur Dubai Souk but parking lots are present there for the visitors with some amount. Tailoring shops, Sari shops and Jewelry stores are present in the surrounding area of Bar Dubai Souk.
Wafi Mall is also a popular shopping mall in Dubai with some regional boutique stores like luxury famous French brand Givenchy and Chanel. Wafi Mall is a newly renovated shopping mall which includes over 200 stores. It is also known for the Wafi Gourmet shop that deals in olives, spices, pickles and cheese.
Al Fahidi Street
In this 21st century, electronic household items like TV, Computer, Refrigerators and Washing Machines are necessary for every home. Al Fahidi Street is home to several electronic shops and outlets of many national and international brands. Electronic items are much cheaper in Dubai than other countries because of tax free city.
Karama Shopping Center
Karama Shopping Mall is known for gift items and souvenirs, especially for the visitors who want to give something to their family members and friends in their home country. There are variety of Watches, Clothing and Handicrafts sold at this shopping center with cheap prices.
Dubai Gold Souk
It is a traditional market located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial district in Deira. This market is filled with all the leading brand outlets from all over the world including ARY Jewellery, Joy Alukkas and Shyam Jewellery. Most of the shops in Dubai Gold Souk sell almost the same items, so don’t hesitate to bargain before buying any item. Many gold shops in this shopping mall charge some extra amount on credit cards.