Dubai Shopping Tips
Dubai Has the many of the largest Structures of the World, like the Tallest Tower in the World, the Burj Khalifa, the Tallest Free Standing Hotel in the Burj Al Arab and the Largest Mall in terms of land area.
The Dubai Mall is the most visited mall in the world and in 2012 had 65 million visitors.The Dubai Mall is connected to the Burj Khalifa Tower and Souk Al Bahar. You can appreciate the structural wonder of the Dubai Mall and the spectacular waterfront promenade to Souk Al Bahar from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa Tower. This ginormous Mall houses more than 1200 retail outlets along with the Dubai Aquarium and Dubai Skating Rink. There’s a 250-room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens and 120 restaurants and cafes. The Mall has over 14,000 parking spaces across 3 car parks, with valet services and a car locator ticketing system.
Mall of the Emirates
South of Downtown on the Red Metro line, this is one of Dubai’s mega-malls. It’s not as big as Dubai Mall, but it has one unique feature to draw the crowds – Ski Dubai. Even if you don’t want to experience winter in the 50 degrees heat of the Arabian desert, just watching the skiers through the windows of the Cheesecake Factory is an experience in itself.
The airport is a dream to shop in. Beautiful layout, with tall palm trees along each side, inside the terminal building. There is an extensive range of shops catering to your every need, including last minute souvenirs.
Hot Tip: One of the recommended goods to buy in Dubai is gold. Find tons of it in the Gold Souk at Deira Center.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Dubai shopping.