Dubai Mall, the Emirate’s largest shopping centre, sprawls over 440,000 square feet and houses the largest number of designer brands under one roof. Knowing this, you won’t be surprised to hear that you can get everything from haute couture fashion, to a new pair of glasses, all the trinkets and souvenirs you can lay your hands on, as well as the latest gadgets, something for your home, and a new suitcase to take everything back in.
Lose yourself in Fashion Avenue, and shop the latest trends from around the world. As the gateway between East and West, you’re sure to find some inspiring collections, innovative styling, and more choice than anywhere else in the world.
If you need any more convincing that you’ll be arriving in one of the shopping meccas of the world, look no further than the Dubai Shopping Festival: a month-long celebration of all things new and shiny. While you’re certain to get many a good bargain in January when the Festival’s in full swing, sales and price-cuts can be found all year round.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a serious shopper, Dubai Mall will convert you. Find a new guitar, play on all things electronic and robotic, or simply lose yourself in a good book and a brand new notepad. Dubai Mall caters for all tastes, styles and shopping lists, so enter with no holds barred, and a lot of spending money!
Once you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, why not visit the Mall’s own souk, or one of the neighbouring souks outside? A souk is a traditional Arabian market, and even if you don’t spend any money, you’ll have a marvellous time watching the tradesmen haggle with buyers, smelling the glorious spices and herbs that linger in the air, and trawling through fine textiles and glittering golds. The Dubai Mall has its own souk, but there are many others to be found in Deira and Bur Dubai.
Whether you’re window shopping, or on a mission for a new wardrobe, the spectacle of Dubai Mall is enough to keep you going for hours. Fill up in one of many restaurants or snack bars, and spend a day marvelling at the amount of choice under one roof.