Shop ’till You Drop in Dubai!

Aerial photograph of Burj Dubai.

Aerial photograph of Burj Dubai.

When anyone things of Dubai, they have an image of luxury, and shopping in Dubai is one of the fabulous attractions that magnetizes people to this wonderful golden land. Visiting a Dubai outlet mall is an exhilarating experience: often designed as a beautiful piazza, not only are the best goods in the world on offer at the lowest prices; there are also wonderful theaters, cinemas, exhibitions, art galleries, bowling alleys, musical bands, gyms, indoor sky slopes, spas, beauty salons, countless inviting restaurants and cafes, and play groups for children where your young ones can be securely looked after.

If the heat is soaring outside, then the wonderfully air conditioned malls, full of exotic trees and plants along the walkways, are the places to be. Here you can take your time from morning to late evening, shopping till you drop; and if you are with your partner or family, and want to shop alone, then there is bound to be so many things for them to do there at the same time, and you can arrange to meet up at a cafe later, so they can help you with your bags!

One of the most prestigious points of call is the opulent Dubai Mall, which houses a vast array of cutting edge shops full of luxury goods, and close to half a million square feet of the top fashion brands, making it the largest fashion collection in the world. Here you can enjoy looking at the latest fashion trends similar to these forest green prom dress trends here. There are also accessories for both men and women, and pick up bargains at comparatively reduced prices. Another tourist favorite is the breathtaking Mall of the Emirates which boasts a magnificent skylight, stupendous marble flooring, and countless designer stores, boutiques, hotels such as the famous Kempinski; and department stores, including a Harvey Nichols to rival the London Knightsbridge branch.


Dubai airport shopping. Photo via Wikimedia, by Russavia.

Dubai airport shopping. Photo via Wikimedia, by Russavia.

The most popular malls in the UAE, which includes Dubai, will be putting on a superb free five week program to coincide with the Eid celebrations, and hotel prices are at rock bottom to encourage welcome tourists. This action-packed spectacular shopping promotion will include huge discounts in all the shops, expensive free gifts, marvelous musical concerts with top performers, and live interactive shows featuring famous celebrities. There will also be an exciting cool 1 Million Dhs giveaway for one incredibly fortunate shopper, and a raffle for a Million Dhs worth of shopping vouchers for those who have spent over 450 Dhs.

Action packed family extravaganza entertainment also includes:

Sing-a-long shows with the Movie Mania Musicals at Deira,(July 28th – August 4th);
The stage show, Spyro’s Adventure, inspired by the Skylanders video games at Mirdif (August 7th – August 16th), and Deira (August 21th – August 30);
The acrobatic Aerial Artist, at Mall of the Emirates (August 2nd – August 8th);
The Sheyaab, a famous comic and musical trio from Kuwait, at Mirdif (August 21st – August 23rd).


A visit to one of the souks is also highly recommended. They are part of Middle Eastern culture, and are full of merchants selling their artisan wares, and a myriad of other goods in a magical centuries-old atmosphere that is untouched by the hand of time.

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