The Karama Shopping Complex is located at Karama District, one of Dubai’s oldest residential areas. Built in 1975, the Karama Shopping Complex has undergone renovations to update its look yet maintain its character apart from Dubai’s modern malls. It is known for good bargains as well as cheap knockoffs. Just be careful with the authorities when buying imitation products! HIGHLIGHTS Souvenirs at lower prices: Souvenirs
Shopping in Dubai
Dubai has become synonymous with shopping. The word tax-free has made it an instant magnet for both local and foreign shoppers and bargain hunters.
True to its reputation, one can say that Dubai has pulled out all the stops when it comes to shopping places. If you have the money to burn, then head to any of the giant and opulent shopping malls for the ultimate experience in luxury shopping. If you are looking for a good bargain, then explore Dubai’s famous souks and haggle your way to get the best purchase at the lowest price.
Indeed, visitors in Dubai cannot leave the place without buying and taking home something, be it designer items, souvenirs, gadgets, or local delicacies.
To make your shopping experience easier, here is our recommended 10 best shopping places in Dubai. The list includes elegant and high-end venues as well as more affordable options suited for any taste and budget.
Al Fahidi Street, located at Bur Dubai, is a bazaar of sorts with various shops selling electronic gadgets, Indian clothing, jewelry, and fancy accessories. Just like in the souks, you can try out your bargaining skills here and get the lowest price. When visiting this shopping venue, be cautious of vendors selling fake items especially fake watches. HIGHLIGHTS A place to buy electronics in
The Burjuman Centre is one of the oldest malls in Dubai and was awarded as “Mall of the Year” at the 1st Retail Middle East Awards. It is a favorite one-stop shopping haven for fashion-conscious shoppers who are out to hunt for the latest offerings from top international brands. HIGHLIGHTS More luxury brands in one shopping centre: The Burjuman Centre is known for its high-end shops
Souk Madinat Jumeirah is modelled after the traditional souks of Dubai with a more modern twist. It is located within the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah Resort and offers the same marketplace experience with sights, sound and smell similar to a real souk. HIGHLIGHTS Traditional market in a luxurious venue: At Souk Madinat Jumeirah, we can enjoy a traditional marketplace experience minus the heat and noise of
Global Village is an annual shopping and entertainment extravaganza that is one of the most anticipated events in Dubai. It is usually held from November to February and features pavilions from around the globe. HIGHLIGHTS A gathering of around-the-world products in one village: The Global Village is akin to an international expo where exhibitors from all over the world converge in Dubai and showcase the products
The Bur Dubai Souk is also known as the Textile Souk or the Old Souk. If you are on the hunt for exotic fabrics, you should pay a visit to this covered market and be amazed by the burst of color from all the fabrics. You can even take out your camera and capture the vibrant atmosphere of Bur Dubai Souk. HIGHLIGHTS A tapestry
As the name itself connotes, the Deira Gold Souk is the ultimate shopping destination for gold hunters. One can find gold bars and gold jewelry here. The shops are under strict government control to ensure that all purchases are genuine. However, shoppers must avoid the street vendors because most often, their products are fake. HIGHLIGHTS Gold, gold, and more gold: Did we say gold?
Visitors in Dubai should spend time at the Wafi Mall if only to admire its Egyptian-themed architecture. The theme is reflected throughout the entire mall with artworks that add to the allure of this must-visit mall in Dubai. HIGHLIGHTS Art and shopping in one go: Going inside Wafi Mall is like stepping into a pyramid of artworks that are exquisitely beautiful. At Wafi Mall, you can
The Mall of the Emirates is dubbed as the world’s first shopping resort and is currently the second biggest mall in Dubai. More than just a mall, it is a favorite destination for visitors and families who wish to relax and spend the day away from the desert heat. HIGHLIGHTS World’s first shopping resort: The word resort automatically brings to mind images of vacation, relaxation,
The Dubai Mall is known as the largest and most visited shopping mall in the world. In 2015, 92 million people visited the mall, surpassing the number of visitors of top tourist destinations and landmarks around the globe. Make sure to allocate one whole day to explore the entire expanse of the Dubai Mall. HIGHLIGHTS Largest mall in the world: The Dubai Mall’s internal floor