Shopping in Dubai

The list of shopping malls in Dubai is countless right from the humongous malls selling branded goods to the small shops famous for trinkets and souvenirs. Whichever mall you decide to visit, you have to go on a tax free shopping spree in Dubai. If you are a true shopper at heart, then even the whole day wouldn’t seem enough. But set aside at least half of your day for shopping.

Here are the top 5 shopping places to check out:

  • The Walk at JBR: The Walk- Jumeirah Beach Residence is a Dubai’s only beach side outdoor shopping boulevard designed to cater to the residents living in the Jumeirah Beach Residence properties. But its 1.7 km stretch of high-end cafes, restaurants and boutiques swept in large number of residents and tourists from other neighborhoods as well. Go for a stroll on ‘The Walk at JBR’ to get all info you want to know about hottest trends in fashion, the latest bar and restaurant openings and the recent celebrity arrivals in Dubai.
  • Dubai Mall: Everything about Dubai is absurdly extravagant, right from its 1200 shops to its indoor aquarium and 160 food outlets. They may be beyond anyone’s imagination, but instantly likeable if you are a shoe pinching shopaholic. Every brand has made its presence here but the Gold Souk at the centre of the mall deserves extra stars. If you are tired of shopping pay a visit to other attractions in the mall like the Dubai fountain, Burj Khalifa Observatory, Dubai Aquarium and Ice Rink.
  • Deira Gold Souk: Deira Gold Souk is a hypnotizing place for jewelry lovers with tones of gold constantly calling out for a try. One of largest gold markets in the world, you have every imaginable jewelry piece under one roof – from heavy wedding ornaments to light casual diamond wear.
  • Global Village: Global Village is a yearly phenomenon from early November to late February when traders from around the world get together to display their goods in Dubailand. Coupled with shopping, tourists are entertained by spectacular performers from a variety of cultures.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall: The shopping part of Ibn Battuta Mall is kind of off-track, but it is well worth a visit for its dramatic architecture inspired by Arab traveler Ibn Battuta. The traveler’s adventures have been depicted in the construction with courts named after the regions visited by him during his voyage. The most beautiful of them is the Persia Court characterized by the hand-painted dome.