Shopping in Dubai

February 21, 2012 | By More

Dubai Shopping

Shopping in DubaiDubai is already renowned around the world for its magnificent shopping facilities, malls and stores. The emirate of Dubai is attracting a growing host of international retailers and there are now in fact more global brands in Dubai than in Paris or New York.

Dubai’s popularity as a shopping destination is particularly increasing with British visitors who were the number one spenders at this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival.

There is a huge range of retail outlets to choose from.There is now more than 50 modern shopping malls in Dubai selling tax free goods including the world’s largest, The Dubai Mall.

For an authentic local experience shoppers in Dubai should visit the traditional souks where they can find some fantastic gold and clothing bargains or fragrant spices. Modern souks can also be explored such as those at Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Souk Al Bahar.

The perfect time for the discerning shopper and families alike to visit Dubai is between 17th June and 7th August, when the Dubai Summer Surprises festival takes place. During the event Dubai’s shopping malls are transformed into live entertainment, music and dance venues.

Best of all, the Dubai mall’s vendors collaborate to offer major discounts across a large range of products including high street clothing, couture fashion and traditional Arabian crafts and furniture. There are also special activities and competitions for kids that will keep the little ones entertained.


Category: Dubai, Dubai City, Dubai Festival City, Dubai News, Dubai Shopping Malls

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