Dubai is a shopping magnet; the city has been ranked second as the most important shopping destinations in the world.
As Dubai is one of the most favoured travel destinations in the world, the city is home to magnificent multi-complex shopping malls and souks. The ultramodern lifestyle in Dubai has an emblematic connection with the traditional Islamic ethos which sparks a unique liveliness.
For the love of shopping joy that Dubai holds, here are some of the most popular shopping centres in the city.
If there’s one thing that defines Dubai, then it’s the breath-taking architecture of the city. There are such beautiful and marvellous shopping malls in Dubai that we cannot describe them all. But here are some of the most popular ones.
- Mall of the Emirates
With a whopping 475 different premium stores dedicated to fashion, lifestyle, home decor, electronics and sports, there’s just one word to describe Mall of the Emirates – Supreme. One of the biggest attractions of Mall of the Emirates is the Ski Resort – a family resort for enjoying unlimited skiing.
- Deira City Centre
Located on the waterfront of the Port Saeed Road, Deira City Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai. Apart from premium retail stores of all major brands, the popular shopping mall also offers a bowling alley and a movie theatre.
- Ibn Battuta Mall
Ibn Battuta Mall has been recognised as the world’s largest themed mall and was built in the honour of Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta – hence the name. As part of the wondrous theme, Ibn Battuta Mall is divided into six different sections – Andalusia, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, China and India; these sections represent the regions that Battuta travelled.
- Dubai Mall
The phenomenal Dubai Mall is located just near to Burj Khalifa. The world’s biggest shopping mall is also one of the best shopping malls in Dubai. There are 1200 different premium luxury brand stores. And not to forget the enthralling experiences like the Dubai Aquarium, Theme Park, Reel Cinema, Ice rink and Underwater Zoo.
- Wafi Mall
Wafi Mall is a unique shopping mall in Dubai as it has one-of-kind pyramid-shaped facade structure. The shopping mall is also popular for its Egyptian theme and diverse collection of artwork. The exclusive Cleopatra’s Spa and other such rejuvenation centres are the major attraction of the shopping mall.
Souks (marketplace) are where you can bargain and splurge whole-heartedly. Given the endlessness of souks in Dubai, you can never get of enough of knick-knacks. However, exclusive souks like gold souk, perfume souk, spice souk and textile souk are very popular. You can even find souks that are dedicated to traditional clothing.
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