Dubai is the ultimate haven for shopaholic souls. A visit to Dubai is incomplete without shopping. However, choosing what to buy can be really confusing. Don’t worry. We have got you covered. Here’s a list of items and souvenirs that you can bring back home from the shopping haven:
1. Dried Fruits or Dubai Dates
No gift is as sweet as Dubai dates. These are an essential part of the Middle Eastern culture and are widely consumed during Ramadan and are gifted to loved ones. You will get the freshest dates at the Bateel shops or the souks at Deira. You can choose from a wide variety of dates such as Madjool, Khidri, Kholas, and Sokari. You can even try their hazelnut and almond bars.
2. Camel Milk Chocolate
This is an exclusive Dubai delicacy. Camel milk is well-known for its immense health benefits. You will easily find them in kiosks and supermarkets in Dubai. These come in a number of varieties and flavours such as dates, cocoa, and spiced. Some are moulded in camel shape. This is the tastiest things that you can take back home from Dubai.
3. Persian Rugs
Iranian rugs and carpets are a prized possession for anyone. These rugs are quite expensive are famous for intricate design and detailing. You can easily buy Iranian carpets and rugs at the souks; however, if the price is not a factor for you, you can visit and explore the exclusive range of collection by the Persian Carpet House. If you do not like the carpets that are on display, you can have one that’s specially made for you.
4. Oudh and Bakhoor
Have you ever noticed a distinct aroma in the air while you are exploring Dubai? If yes, then most probably you have smelled the traditional Oudh or Bakhoor. Oudh is a fragrant oil and is mainly derived from the agarwood resin.
This scent is available as mixed oil of Oudh, pure oil, or with other floral scents such a jasmine and rose; or as the Oudh fragrance perfume. Bakhoor, on the other hand, is agarwood chips which are burned for producing the distinct aroma. Instead of incense and aromatherapy candle, you can use Oudh or Bakhoor to keep your home smelling good and reminding you of your Dubai sojourn.
Attar is basically essential oils derived from plants. These are alcohol-free and are used by both men and women in Dubai. Buying attar can be pretty confusing as you will find thousands of varieties of attar to choose from. The shopkeeper may help you choose one and if you want to experiment with different mixtures, you can ask the shopkeeper to prepare it for you.
6. Pashmina Shawls
Pashmina Shawls are made using Cashmere which is blended with silk for making this soft and smooth fabric. This can be a beautiful gift for the women in your family.
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