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Shopping in Dubai

by Nia Scott

Jun 11, 2018

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Trends / Unique Itineraries & Tours

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.

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