Dubai is rapidly growing into one of the top destinations for global tourists and locals alike. The inauguration 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 electronic shops. You may have a hard time deciding exactly what to do first, but do test 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 enjoy a complete experience of everything this huge center has to offer!
This stunning mall located near Jebel Ali Village is an icon of grandeur. Named after Ibn Battuta, Arab scholar and traveler, this shopping center is not merely a mall, but an avenue to experience some of the best features of the Middle East, Far East and North Africa through an array of themed shopping sections. This mall also has a Taj Mahal Dome, a Persian Dome, and a Chinese ship among various other diverse cultural elements and fascinating architectural features. Visitors can pretend that they're in a different region of the world, even if it is for a few hours. One can explore seemingly endless options for shopping, indulge in top-notch entertainment with family, and also enjoy a lovely culinary experience at this unique mall.
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!
While Dubai is renowned for its luxury retail stores and gold souks, another equally delightful destination is the Dubai Spice Souk. A vibrant market which features a plethora of shops and stalls dotted along narrow alleys, the souk invites visitors in with its sweet and enticing aromas of various spices. You will find herbal products, dried fruits, common and rare spices, incense, saffron, frankincense, rose petals, and hibiscus, among others. Regarded as one of the best places in town to buy quality spices at bargain prices, the souk retains its time-honored charm and promises a memorable and colorful experience to all those who venture here.
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.
Located in Jumeirah, this shopping complex exudes a charm which delights locals and tourists alike. A mosaic of diverse shops and establishments, Souk Madinat Jumeirah is reminiscent of an Arabian Bazaar, combining the old-world charm of traditional souks with the modern splendor of the city's landscape. Strolling along colorful alleys and lanes woven into the cultural fabric of this bazaar, you will discover several specialty stores that sell everything from designer wear to traditional arts and crafts. You can also enjoy a scrumptious meal at one of the many restaurants or relax at waterside cafes and unwind over savory treats and stunning views. If you are in the mood for a movie, head to the Madinat Theatre. No matter what you choose to do, you are sure to be enchanted by an enticing mix of culture and retail.
Built two years ago, this shopping center is located in the middle of the Nasser Square, which is the main trade area of the city. This beautiful building has an Omani style of architecture with Arabic interiors. The range of shopping is immense as there are cosmetics, apparels, bags, carpets, electronics, etc. Take a break from shopping and head to the coffee shop on the ground floor.
This outlet of Sun and Sand Sports located inside Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall houses most of the top-class sports brands under one roof. A sports enthusiast may find himself overwhelmed with the variety of goods on offer. From trainers to apparel and sports gear, Sun and Sand Sports manages to keep itself stocked with labels such as Adidas, Nike, Timberland, Arena and Sketchers. From your swimming needs to footballs to cricket gear, Sun and Sand Sports may just have everything you desire.
Closet Case is a fashion-forward concept shop in Dubai specializing in menswear and unisex fashions. It carries brands from all over the world, thoughtfully curating a selection that will excite even the trendiest of shoppers. Browse clothing and accessories from designers like Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, KTZ, and Juun J to rejuvenate your wardrobe. Closet Case does its best to carry unique pieces that are guaranteed to make a statement. Stop by to shop your favorite labels or discover something new next time you're at the Dubai Mall.
Cartier stands for excellence. Its brand of accessories and fashion trinkets are much loved and cherished across the world. Step into this boutique and see for yourself the rich plethora of elegant and smart watches with embellishments, the various neck pieces and earrings too that are on display. Make your wedding a special occasion by sporting specially designed jewellery by Cartier. Leather bags and wallets are also on offer here.
Artisans of the Emirates, popularly known as ARTE are an amalgamation of cultural artists, designers and crafters. This diverse group regularly hold Art and Craft Markets at various places in UAE. It acts as a platform where young and budding artisans can showcase their products. The group constantly encourages new artisans to join. This market functions only on Fridays thus making it convenient for the customers to visit and buy some of its products. The people working for ARTE keep introducing innovative ideas and creations.
From shoes to art to clothes, this store has got it all. Located on Jumeirah Road, this store is owned by Omar Bin Khediya, an affluent Emarati Entrepreneur. Adjacent to the store is the O-Concept Café, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee after some heavy duty shopping.