Ibn Battuta, Arab scholar and traveler, was the inspiration behind this shopping mall named after him. Step into his world while you shop, and relive his experiences in the Middle East, Far East and North Africa through the several exhibits reflecting his travels and work. This mall also has a Taj Mahal Dome, a Persian Dome and a Chinese garden. So you can pretend you're in different regions of the world at the same time, even if it is for a few hours. Offering cinema houses and multiplexes, this shopping mall is fast attracting the attention of not only locals, but also tourists. Children can have a gala time as there are recreational activities for them to indulge in. So come and make your shopping experiences memorable.
Deira Spice Souk is one of the vibrant markets of Dubai and is filled with shops in narrow alleys. It is next to the Gold Souk and will lure you in with its sweet and pungent aromas of spices and fragrances. You will find herbal products, dried fruits, common and rare spices, incense, saffron, frankincense, rose petals and hibiscus. It is also among the best places in town to buy quality spices at bargain prices. Only thing is you have to haggle a lot and carry cash.
See your shoe fantasy come to life at Level Shoe District, the world's largest luxury shoe store at Dubai Mall. This shoe kingdom is spread over a staggering 8918 square meters (96,000 square feet), and is more of a gallery than a showroom with a collection of more than 100 high-end designer labels. Magnificent as it is, the store also offers a host of services ranging from personalized shoe styling, shoe engraving, concierge services and foot spa along with having an on-site coffee lounge (Vogue) and a modern concept store. Brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Dior, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton have their individual boutiques and the curated collection spans both men's and women's shoes. Limited editions and customized footwear are also sold.
Dubai is rapidly growing into one of the top destinations for cosmopolitans and global tourists alike. The epic opening of the Dubai Mall is evidence enough, with a retail record of nearly 600 stores that you can happily lose yourself in. Spiral through the maze of fashion-forward boutiques and department stores, or test some of the latest surprises in technology at the abundance of electronic shops. You may have a hard time deciding exactly what to do first, but do leave plenty of time to show off your skating skills at the ice rink or dive into the glittering aquarium. You'll never run short of something to do, you may even have to schedule several returns to get a full sample of everything this huge center has to offer!
This massive place is not a museum in the literal sense but it is indeed a wonderland that one must visit if you have the time in Dubai. Antique Museum is a hidden gem that will just delight you with its unique souvenirs from all over the world such as crystal glass shisha pipes, Pakistani swords, velvety pashminas, antiques, Arabic lamps and more such trinket treasures. Yes you have to hunt through this treasure trove and then bargain, and it may take a lot of time, but in the end its all worth it when you have something that's one of kind piece, timeless and precious!
Wafi Mall opened in 2001 and is one of the most popular malls in town. With more than 350 shops, several restaurants and a leisure complex there is definitely something for everyone at this establishment. Inspired by Turkish and Egyptian architecture, it is easy to be mesmerized by the delicate stained glass, sculptures, hand-carvings and mosaics. From fashion to flowers, gifts to electronics, home decor to jewelry and entertainment, there is a lot to explore at Wafi. It also has its very own souk called the Khan Murjan that will take you to the 14th Century. You will find unique items from all over the Arab nations at this souk.