This mall has to be the most famous of all of the shopping malls. The Dubai Mall, which is also one of the world’s largest and has its own waterfalls, giant aquarium, and an outdoor water show as well as 1,200 high street and designer shops. It’s more like a city and unlike your average shopping mall, you won’t just find a row of shop windows in this giant mall with more than 1200 retail stores. Instead, you’ll an aquarium larger than a house, and an ice rink which rivals the size of an Olympic rink to keep you entertained.
Aptly which is named as the mall of the whole seven states, this has to be one of the most unique malls in the world, mainly because it comes with its giant snow globe. If you have ever wanted to ski in the Middle Eastern part, this is the place to come and experience a winter wonderland and escape the outdoor heat. If skiing isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll prefer an afternoon in the 4D theatre, unique to the Middle East.
For all those people who love art, Wafi Shopping Mall is an art lover's dream and is a unique shopping experience in an Egyptian style. Furthermore, it is not as large as the Dubai Mall or the Wall of Emirates, Wafi has 300 stores within its pyramid facade, including art galleries and a wide range of collection of artwork, many of which you can buy as a souvenir.
Be transported to a part of a miniature Venice within the Middle East at Souk Madinat Jumeriah. This area is a chance to get with some of the outdoors and escape the huge shopping malls, and experience Venetian-style canals instead. What exactly makes this area one of the best places to shop in Dubai is its labyrinth of souks which provides a truly traditional feel. Shop in the Arabian markets for the purpose of textiles, perfumes, and colorful lanterns and wander through the bazaar, finding souvenirs to take back home. If you are staying in one of the hotels on Jumeriah, sail through the canals on a traditional wooden boat from the waterfront to one of the restaurants and boutique shops.
Being near Jumeriah beach, once you have picked up enough Middle Eastern souvenirs, you can hire a beach buggy to take you to Dubai’s only 6 star hotels – the Burj Al Arab. The best time to visit Souk Madinat Jumeriah is at night for a truly magical feel.
From some of the new to the old, Dubai Deira Souk is a world away from the glitzy state of the art shopping malls, and instead is a chance to shop in, when it comes to a traditional Emirates style, especially if you are gold shopping and looking for any kind of gold jewelry.
Some hotels provide free shuttles to the malls or hop in one of the many taxis instead. No matter where you shop in all of Dubai, this luxurious Emirate is guaranteed a shopping adventure that you won’t forget.