It is widely known that New York is the city that never sleeps, Dubai is the city that never stops shopping. There are two major shopping festivals that happen in the city every year. A major event is the ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’. Here the malls are open till midnight, the city is a hotspot where you can literally shop till you drop.
In Dubai, shopping malls are not just shopping areas but havens for recreation, travel and entertainment that cater to every taste. Here is a list of the Dubai’s most popular shopping malls where you can obtain the ultimate shopping experience that you can never forget.
1. The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is popularly known as the home of the Dubai Shopping Festival. It is one of the world’s largest shopping malls – the 20 billion-dollar project has the world’s largest total area which includes 1,200 shops. The chief attractions to look out for are the Dubai Aquarium, ice rink, Sega theme park, KidZania and the Rainforest Cafe.
2. BurJuman Centre
BurJuman is the home of high-end fashion in Dubai. The shopping mall is situated in Bur Dubai, it has the UAE’s only Saks Fifth Avenue store and a Carrefour hypermarket.
One can see that the mall has an impressive large gardens and sunny courtyards, giving it a distinctive outdoor feel. The retail shops, restaurants and entertainment avenues complete the experience and provide wholesome refreshment after a shopping spree.
3. Mall of the Emirates
It’s not just a mall, it’s a gigantic shopping resort. Located near the Sheikh Zayed Road at Al Barsha district, the Mall of the Emirates has a total sales area exceeding 600,000 square meters. It boasts the best selection of shops, including swanky department stores, boutiques, designer stores, cinemas, art galleries, and Ski Dubai, the world-renowned indoor ski slope.
4. Wafi City
Wafi is one of the most stylish malls in Dubai which is styled after the ancient place, Egypt. It offers three hundred unique stores, with a host of international labels under one roof. It should be noted that there is an extensive collection of artwork present in the Wafi mall that is unique from other malls in Dubai.
5. City Centre Deira
City Centre Deira, located in the Deira city of Dubai is known for its friendly service. There are more than 375 stores with a diverse range of merchandise. Great fashion brands, as well as electronics and jewellery can be spotted. In Dubai, if you need to dine out to enjoy the food, City Centre Deira is a great place that has over 40 top restaurants to choose from. For kids, Magic Planet is there to keep them entertained.
6. City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Mirdif is situated in Mirdif. This mall is well known for being eco-friendly, and houses close to five hundred retail stores. The shops, restaurants, cafes and entertainment avenues make shopping here a delightful experience. Visitors must not miss iFly – an indoor skydiving simulation center at Mirdif.
Shopping in Dubai is most fun at night, when the climate is cool and temperatures have dropped. Enjoy the shopping of a lifetime. Now it is time to spend in the “Shopping Capital of the Middle East”: Dubai.