Shopping in Dubai
Dubai, one of the Seven Emirates – making up the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most beautiful and contemporary destination in Desert-land in Asia that has become a new address of shopping amid elite class from across the world. The beautiful city-state is a home to some of the best shopping malls of the world where a grand shopping festival is organized once in the year from last week in December to January. You can get all the top brands of clothing, jewelry, footwear and various other items under a single roof.
Dubai Shopping Festival – Fun and Festival with Huge Banners of SALE All Around
Dubai Shopping Festival is the biggest shopping event in the Middle-East – that was first organized in the year of 1996. You will see all the shops disclosing sale. It starts in the month of January and end in February. It is not just limited to shopping, but a complete family entertainer holding grand events having live concerts and performances performed by international celebrities. Not to mention Dubai Summer Surprises – trying to pull in punters for the duration of summer low season.
Another reason for Shopping in Dubai is the cargo passing through its port and low tariffs that ensure that practically anything is available at very reasonable prices. You can buy textiles, electronics and gold at very reasonable prices. Electronic items are cheaper here and you can choose a grand selection from top brands. Discounts and sales are also available all round the year.
Markets in Dubai
Satwa – It is a small community town with streets rowed by textile shops mainly all opposite to the Satwa Mosque. It is famous for textile shops, tailors and stores. It is also called as Little India and Little Manila for residency of People from India.
Gold Souk – It is historic market located at the mouth of the Creek – dazzles people by selling gold in large quantities and little visible security. It is a must to see market for those who want to buy gold.
Spice Souk – It is a historic market located at the mouth of the creek. It is ideal market for locals and tourists.
Shopping Malls in Dubai
The Dubai Mall – It is largest mall in the city started in November 2008 with over 1200 shops of brand names from across the world. It is also counted as the largest mall in the world. Entrance of world’s famous building is also located at the lower ground floor of the mall.
Mercato – Located at Jumeirah Beach Road, the beautiful mall is the only Renaissance-Themed shopping mall in the Middle East capturing Italians, French and Spanish flavors and artists. It hosts regular fairs and festivals
Other world-class malls that you will see during your holidays and shopping in Dubai include Town Centre in Jumeirah, Mall of the Emirates, IBN Battuta Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burjuman Centres, Diera City Centre and Wafi Mall.
Other malls and shopping destinations include Emirates Towers Boulevard, Gold and Diamond Park, All Ain Plaza, Festival City, Dubai Outlet Mall and Dubai Marina Mall.