At the moment, Dubai is a popular shopping center for tourists from all over the world. In Dubai, you can buy absolutely everything, from souvenirs to designer clothes and new electronics. It has everything for art lovers and antique collectors alike. The main distinguishing feature of shopping in Dubai is the duty-free zone, so you can buy something exclusive very cheaply.
Jewelry is one of the most popular items purchased in Dubai. Many people come to the United Arab Emirates just for them – there are a huge number of places to sell such products. For example, gold can be bought both in specialized stores and in retail stores. Moreover, jewelry is made in various styles – in traditional oriental and modern, created by the best local craftsmen and world jewelers. In addition to gold in Dubai, you can also buy products with precious stones – diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and, of course, pearls, the extraction of which has long been very popular among the locals.
National clothing is particularly popular: cashmere, silk, and no less attractive cotton and wool shawls are bought up by tourists very quickly. Arab clothing – shaila and abaya for women and khutra and kandura for men are also in high demand at the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Carpets and pillows are a must have of any Eastern country. In addition, Arab carpets are known for their first-class quality all over the world! They are handmade and factory-made. Oriental pillows are also not inferior to them in quality.
While shopping in Dubai, you can also buy Arabic perfumes, which are different from European ones. Perfumes and incense are made exclusively on oil, without alcohol admixtures. Essential oils give them resistance. Arab perfume should be applied only to the skin, so as not to leave oil stains on clothing.
How can you relax in Dubai and not bring some souvenir with you? The most popular souvenir in the United Arab Emirates is a camel. His image is everywhere – on packages of sweets, magnets, plates; there are chocolate camels, wooden, leather, etc.
Also pay attention to the sand paintings under glass, which use sand of seven colors brought from the seven emirates. Remember that prices in Dubai are very diverse, it all depends on the place where you buy and how you bargain.
A special place is occupied, of course, by oriental sweets: dates, sherbet, halva, lukum and many other delicacies that you have not even heard of. Candy stores in Dubai are at every turn. Be sure to try it yourself and bring some sweet set for your family and friends.
At the Dubai Shopping Festival, there are also discounts on items of well-known brands. Therefore, at an affordable price, it is quite possible to buy a business suit, dress, shoes,accessories – anything. As we wrote earlier, the low prices are due to the fact that Dubai is a duty-free zone.
The most popular areas for shopping:
- Deira district, where Baniyas and Nasser Squares are located:
- Al Maktoum Street-Hospital Road
- Sabha Street
- Naif Street
- Rikka Road
- Bar Area-Dubai
- Al-Karama District
- Al-Fahidi Street
- Dyyafa Street
Dubai Mall is the largest shopping complex not only in the UAE, but also in the whole world! Its pride is a huge aquarium and a four-level waterfall. So while shopping in the Dubai Mall, don’t miss the opportunity to carefully consider them. The Dubai Mall is located in the prestigious Downtown Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Marina Mall is a new shopping complex in the Dubai Marina area. There are more than 160 boutiques of famous world brands on the territory.
Outlet Mall Dubai – a shopping complex selling clothing and shoes of past collections. There are also attractions, cafes and restaurants. The mall is located near the Deira district.
Mall of the Emirates. There are more than 400 shops, amusement parks, cinemas and various cafes. In addition to shopping in the mall, you can go skiing and snowboarding in the famous ski complex “Ski Dubai”.
There are many other shopping malls in Dubai that specialize in selling all types of goods: clothing, interior items, souvenirs, sweets, etc.
Finally, it is worth mentioning the working hours of the shopping centers in Dubai. All stores operate approximately on the same schedule-open at 10 a.m. and close at 22 p.m. Friday-reduced working day-from 16.00-22.00 h.