Dubai is the Mecca for every shopaholic owing to its large number of shopping malls and endless lanes of local souks. Dubai is a city where you will come across a mall after every 10 minutes of your drive. What’s more? Dubai organizes two shopping festivals annually, one of which has made its entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, for attracting more than 3 million people during the month-long shopping fiesta.
Out of the many facts about Dubai Shopping Festival, huge discounts on all the major brands imaginable, is the main reason why people flock the city to get their hands on their favourite brands. You can go for a shopping in Dubai in one or every mall in the city but the best ones to complete your shopping in Dubai, are listed below, that will allow you to have a unique shopping experience.
Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates threw open its doors for shoppers in 2005 and since then has garnered a lot of appreciation of being an entire shopping resort, rather than just being a mall. This mall has over 466 retail stores in total with several other attractions like the Magic Planet, which can easily beat a theme park and the 14-screen multiplex cinema hall. You can even find the world famous indoor ski slope, Ski-Dubai, in the complex of the mall.
Home to more than 1200 stores and other famous attractions, the Dubai Mall has become the city’s leading entertainment, fashion and lifestyle attraction. The mall holds in its premises, an impressive number of adventure sports that calls for people’s attention. You can enjoy an outdoor brunch along with a big screen and a famous aquarium.
Deira City Centre
This mall is famous for providing a friendly service. Located at the waterfront, this mall surprises the shoppers when they are greeted inside with a smile and a complementary bottle of water. The mall has over 350 stores and over 40 restaurants to satiate your hunger for when you get tired of all the shopping.
Burjuman Centre is the height of shopping luxury in the city. You can find some of the best brands in this mall that money can buy. You can buy some great items on offer price from brands like DKNY, Guess, Louis Vuitton and Cartier. The mall is divided into two parts, the old and the new. If you want to buy expensive items, we suggest you to stick to the older parts. The third floor includes a fountain and a play area for children.
As the place is located near a lot of major hotels, the Jumeirah Plaza is one of the most convenient malls to visit in the city. The mall is one of the oldest one in the city, opened in 1994, but still a place worth visiting. Like all the other malls, this place too has a lot of stores selling items from international brands, jewellery and a few number of watch showrooms.
Wafi Shopping Mall
A mall that describes itself as a place that provides unique shopping experience to its visitors, Wafi Mall has 350 distinct stores, many of them having an extensive collection of artwork. The mall features the art of both international as well as local artists and you can buy a piece to take it home with you.
Al Ghurair Centre
An important place that will serve a true fashionista, the stores in this mall are full of some high-street fashion brands, such as French Connection, Baby Phat and Esprit, to name a few. You will be spoilt with a huge range of choices, from international to local designs, that will help you stack your wardrobe with every piece of cloth you have decided of buying. You can even check the cosmetics as well as the accessory gallery in the mall that will help you complete the look, for a casual day or for a party.
Mercato Shopping Mall
Meaning ‘market’ in Italian, Mercato is the first themed mall to be opened in the United Arab Emirates. Cobbled streets, Piazzas and famous international brands offer an amazing shopping experience to the visitors. Adults can go for a movie or enjoy various delicacies, while children enjoy their time playing at the Fun City
Ibn Battuta Mall
Named after a famous Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta, has earned the title of being the largest themed shopping mall in the world. Apart from providing a fantastic experience of shopping in Dubai, this place is informative, historically.
The fact that makes this mall stand out is the wide yacht club, measuring 250 meter wide, that is built around. The mall has over 60 restaurants where you can stop or grab a bite to eat, apart from providing some great retail outlets.
Though there are various facts about Dubai Shopping festival, being able to own a high end branded item, beats them all!