Dubai has become a rising hub of commerce; its landscape is characterized by tall, soaring structures and concrete buildings.
Needless to say, many consumers flock to Dubai to purchase a diverse range of products and indulge in various types of delicious food.
If you are looking for the right place to shop and enjoy yourself, then below is a list of some of Dubai’s finest shopping malls:
Dubai Mall is not only the largest mall in Dubai but also the world. It contains more than 12,000 retail outlets (from Kate Spade to Tommy Hilfiger), providing enormous consumer choice and a distinct shopping experience. Moreover, it also has theme parks and the Dubai Ice Rink, offering unique entertainment for children and adults alike. The dancing fountains are another stunning feature offering unparalleled visual appeal for those who visit.
Mall of the Emirates
Another iconic shopping mall, the Mall of Emirates is for those who not only enjoy shopping but also like thrill and adventure. In addition to a cinema, this mall contains Ski Dubai, an indoor skiing facility. Once can even register for Ski School, where skiing lessons are imparted. It has over 560 outlets, ranging from Bvlgari to Louis Vuitton.
Deira City Centre
While not as large as the first two, Deira City has over 370 stores, 58 restaurants and multiple entertainment options such as Magic Planet, an amusement park marketed for the entire family. Because of its close proximity to the airport, it’s perfect for some quick last minute shopping.
Ibn Battuta Mall
For those looking for a culturally rich and diverse place, Ibn Battuta Mall is the place to be. With a gorgeous, elaborate theme-based interior for different courts, the mall transports you to different cultures from China to India. In addition to the aesthetic appeal, the mall also contains entertainment options such as Fun City, Switch Bowling and Novo Cinemas.
Dubai Festival City Mall
A spacious and expansive area, featuring IKEA, the Middle East’s sole Hard Rock Cafe and other highly esteemed international brands, this mall is one of the best. It is also situated close to renowned hotels such as Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn, which makes it more accessible to tourists staying there.
A special attraction is their Dhow Boats, which take tourists on a special ride where they can enjoy the sunset and unwind. Dubai Festival City Mall is currently being expanded to include more retail and leisure stops.
These are some of the best stops for retail therapy in Dubai!