Dubai shopping

Dubai is the divine land for all those who have the passion for shopping. You express your desire to own or experience any luxury and you can be sure that Dubai will not let you down. Dubai shopping will satisfy your 'buying' urges to the fullest, rest assured. You want an exquisite piece of gold jewelry or a traditional souvenir to take home or may be a delicacy from the latest designer collections and you can be sure that Dubai malls have it all.

Any individual, who has been to Dubai, is bound to give a feedback similar to "amazing shopping, great hotels and restaurants, lots to do.....". So among the tourist attractions the one to top the list is Dubai shopping and it gives a really impactful boost to the tourism industry of United Arab Emirates. The city hosts the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which alone draws a figure of 4 million tourists, also followed by the Dubai Spring Surprises (DSS), which is a counter part of the DSF. Dubai Spring Surprises is held in the various Dubai shopping malls, where events take place, focusing on education and also on having fun, and it has weekly changing themes. Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Spring Surprises earn Dubai an amount close to $2.7 billion and this explains the impetus that it provides in the country's economy.

Dubai Shopping Festival began on 15th February 1996. It aimed at revitalizing Dubai's retail trade. Heavy discounts are offered on the plethora of merchandise. It is not solely the tax free shopping that tends to attract the tourists from all over the globe. The events presented during the Dubai Shopping Festival and the Dubai Spring Surprises too are major factors for which tourists throng the city at that time. During the promotion of Dubai Shopping Festival, the city was given a second name 'City of Gold'. Every year the city throngs with excited visitors, eagerly looking forward to experience Dubai's night sky lit up with fireworks.

The city presents the world with the magnificent shopping malls Mall of Emirates, BurJuman, Dubai Outlet Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall, and Deira City Centre. Dubai showcases the best brands and has access to the best designers' artworks. Rivoli, Korloff, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci you name it and you will get what you want.

This does not imply the traditions of the country cannot be found in Dubai, UAE. Dubai shopping ranges from the posh and expensive Dubai malls to the souks which reflects the traditional essence of Dubai and gives a flavor of its rich culture.

Mall of the Emirates
It offers vast range of shops and entertainment zones along with the famous ski resort "Ski Dubai" where you can spend some time skiing, where guests can enjoy an Alpine treat all year round.
Address Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Al Barsha
BurJuman Shopping Centre
In this mall you can find important designer stores such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, Hermes and DKNY to name a few.
Address Trade Centre Road, Bur Dubai
Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM)
Is it located on the Dubai-Al Ain Road and is a one stop shopping centre with factory shops (to name a few: Adidas, Armani, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Converse, Gap, Gucci, Levi's, Nike, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, ...), restaurants and entertainment spots such as a bowling and an ice-rink.
Address Al Ain Road - Route 66
Mirdif City Centre
Consistes of 430 shops, an hypermarket and a cinema along with several entertainment options such as bowling, football simulation, skydiving simulator.
Address Emirates Road
Ibn Battuta Mall
This fascinating mall has different themed areas from Andalusia to China, from Egypt to Persia. Here you can find also an IMAX cinema and enjoy shopping in less crowded shops than others in Dubai.
Address Sheikh Zayed Road, Intersection 5 and 6
Deira City Centre
It was Dubai's first large-scale shopping mall with over 370 retail stores and entertainment facilities, such as a Cineplex and bowling. It is situated in the heart of Deira.
Address Allitshad Road
The Dubai Mall
One of the newest malls in Dubai which is located near the Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). It is considered one of the largest malls in the area and Dubai's number one shopping venue offering a vast array of shops and entertainment activities. Here you can find also an indoor ice-skating rink, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Address Sheikh Zayed Road, 1st interchange
Dubai Marina Mall
This mall offers over 160 shops and restaurants in a relaxed atmosphere. Parents can safely leave their children in entertainment area while enjoying their enjoy kid-free shopping.
Address exit 32 from Sheikh Zayed Rd
Dubai Festival City
Situated on the edge of the Dubai Creek, this mall offers over 550 shops plus 90 restaurants. The mall has also a Cineplex, a bowling alley and family entertainment zones.
Address Garhoud and Business Bay bridges
Gold and Spice Souks
You can have an unique shopping experience visiting this traditional-style souk which can ve found on the east side of Dubai Creek in Deira.
Address Sikkat Al Khail Road, Al Ras