Dubai: What to Shop?

Dubai, as they say, is a shopper’s paradise. You can get your hands on almost anything in the city. Home to mega shopping malls and immutable souks, the unbounded shopping experience in Dubai leaves no stone unturned in making you feel completely exhilarated.

But what to shop in the city?  This is one of the common questions concerning travellers. Here, we’ve shared some of the must-buy items in Dubai:

  • Dates

For – Anybody

Dates, both fresh and dried, are an important part of the Middle Eastern culture. During Ramadan, dates are offered as gifts and eaten after the fasts. You can never out of options when shopping dates in Dubai.

Bateel shops, located in prominent malls such as Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall, offer varieties of dates, including Kholas, Madjool, Sokari, and Khidri. Dates are beneficial for health and easy to carry – making them a perfect souvenir to take back home.

  • Pashmina shawls

For – mother, wife, female boss

Pashmina shawls are undoubtedly one of the most special gifts to give to close ones.  Given the endless choices of pashmina shawls in Dubai, spotting genuine from the fake can be challenging.

One good way to make whether a pashmina shawl is genuine is to pull the whole shawl through a ring. If it’s original, it can pass through.

  • Clothing

For – kids, parents, spouse

Shopping clothing is a must when in Dubai. From local and international brands to globally popular designers, there’s just no end to options when it comes to shopping clothing in the city.

Some of the best places to shop clothing in Dubai include The Dubai Mall, Wafi Mall, and Mall of the Emirates.

  • Spices

For – anybody who loves cooking

Bring home the flavours of Dubai by shopping spices. Dubai Spice Souk is where you can get your hands on a variety of spices. Adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk, the market is frequently visited by tourists.

Although carrying spices is not a hassle, make sure you pack them well in your check-in luggage.

  • Gold jewellery

For – spouse, family members

Gold costs less in Dubai which makes shopping for one a must! And if you are planning to, then look no further than the Dubai Gold Souk. In the market, you’ll come across an array of gold products and leave you spoiled for choice. Most importantly, do not forget to bargain.

  • Persian carpets and rugs

For – mother grandmother, boss, and wife

Persian carpets and rugs make it to the expensive part of the shopping list. However, an investment in these is totally worth it! Make sure that you check the quality before you buy one.

Souks are the best places to get your hands on affordable rugs and carpets.  For premium, high-quality carpets and rugs, head over to Persian Carpet House or National Iranian Carpets.

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