The biggest shopping event of the world is underway and it is high time you fly to Dubai to celebrate this event of festivities and lights, shopping and glamour, food and cosmopolitan culture, and sports and adventure. Take cue from this list of shopping hotspots and gear up to have a wonderful shopping experience in the city.
The largest mall in the world and one of the oldest ones in Dubai, Dubai Mall is famed as the best shopping and entertainment destination and remains the must visit during the DSF. It enjoys a prominent location, right next to Burj Khalifa and can be easily accessed. A huge shopping hub where you can get everything you dream, Dubai Mall is the most visited building on the planet! With over 1200 luxury and premium brand stores of clothing, electronics, books, candy and a lot more, this place attracts visitors from all across the globe.
Even if you are in no mood to buy gold, do make a visit to Dubai’s famous Gold Souk. The city is known for its gold trade and you just cannot afford to miss on such a delightful possession of the city. Home to numerous jewellery shops, this souk is a feast to the eyes and delights visitors with its exclusive collection of gold.
Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai which is conveniently situated near Port Saeed Road Waterfront. The mall has more than 370 stores of clothing, ornaments, silk, electronics, rugs, cashmere and more, presenting an array of options to choose from. Quite popular with the locals, this shopping spot is packed with people every day of the week and more so during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Meena Bazaar is a local market place in Dubai that is strategically located in Bur Dubai, adjacent to Al Bastakiya area. This a shopping destination ideal for old-fashioned shopping where you can get everything – from wedding jewellery, ethnic clothing and footwear to luxurious textiles and furniture, electronic gadgets, dry fruits and perfumes. If you are the one who likes to bargain and wants to purchase electronics at cheap prices, this is the place for you. Also, you get huge discounts and deals during the famous DSF.
Mall of the Emirates
A big hit with the globetrotters and locals, Mall of the Emirates is a multi-level shopping mall in Dubai that takes shopping to another level. Home to more than 470 premium and international brand stores of fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home decor, this is the place where you can shop for anything and everything. There’s also a Ski Resort here, where visitors can relax once the shopping is done.
If you are a fragrance lover, the Perfume Souk in Dubai is the place you should be and make most of the big discounts during Dubai Shopping Festival. From exotic fragrances of jasmine, rose and amber to Arabic ittar to branded international fragrances, the place has it all. Among the cluster of shops out there, there are some which offer you the opportunity to create your own signature scent. You can also shop for scented incenses in their crystal, rock or powder form.
Ibn Battuta Mall
The Ibn Battuta Mall is the largest themed shopping mall in Dubai located on the Sheikh Zayed Road. A shoppers’ paradise, this exclusive mall comprises six different courts – the design of each inspired from the countries like India, China, Egypt, Persia, Tunisia and Andalusia. There are around 275 shops of luxury and premium brands in the mall where you can shop like crazy and have a unique family shopping experience combined with supreme fun.