Dubai has many options for shopping. There are massive malls that would take hours to walk through and explore everything and markets more reflective of the culture. Either way, whatever you’re looking to buy, you’ll find in Dubai.
The malls in Dubai are huge and filled with shops ranging from inexpensive to luxury brands. The Dubai Mall is a favorite among travelers looking to get some retail therapy. It’s the world’s largest retail, leisure and entertainment destination. It’s more than just a shopping destination: The mall also has fun family activities, such as an aquarium, an indoor theme park and an ice rink. There is also a food court with food to satisfy any craving.
Another mall is the Mall of Emirates. This mall is smaller than the other, but still boasts more than 700 shops. Besides having enough shops to fill several normal commercial malls, this mall has a world-renowned indoor ski slope. There are even penguins who live in an icy enclosure there.
Besides the gigantic malls, Dubai still keeps to its roots with the many souks throughout the city. These souks are traditional markets that allow locals to sell their goods. Many things can be purchased, such as textiles, jewelry and spices. It’s also a fun way to interact with the citizens of Dubai and haggle over prices.
For some extremely last-minute holiday gifts this year, you can still give back by gifting with the all-new Adopt an Animal program with Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the museum’s virtual program allows would-be guests and nature lovers around the country to connect with the 35,000 resident animals of Wonders of Wildlife.
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New Year’s Eve is going to look a little different this year. With celebrations scaled back and reduced gatherings, people seek different ways to ring in the New Year. Whether spending the holiday in your hometown or going on a little getaway for a change of scenery, check out these cities to spend the holiday.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.