Dubai’s Best Shopping
From old-style souks to ultra-modern shopping malls with over-the-top attractions, Dubai is a paradise for shoppers. Every January, the Dubai Shopping Festival brings amazing deals and promotions, raffles, fashion shows, concerts and sports events – making it a great time to plan your visit to Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach! Then come back for more great sales during Dubai Summer Surprises from mid-July to early September. (Find other shopping ideas in Cool Arts & Culture.)
Part of the Burj Khalifa complex, the 1,200-store Dubai Mall features Fashion Avenue for top designers and the amazing Shoe District. Retailers are known for stocking items that are hard to find anywhere else.
Dubai Gold Souk
Bargain for the best deals in this old-style market, home to over 300 Dubai jewellery shops. As one of the largest gold retail markets in the world, there are strict government controls to ensure quality.
Dubai Spice Souk
Explore the narrow lanes of this lively traditional market in Old Town and discover an abundance of fragrances and spices – from frankincense to cloves, cardamom and cinnamon – sold straight from open sacks.
Souk Al Bahar
Meaning “market of the sailor,” Souk Al Bahar is an Arabesque-style shopping destination, steps from Dubai Mall. Explore over 100 shops, include 22 dining options – many with views of the Dubai Fountain.
A unique shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Souk Madinat is a re-creation of an ancient Middle Eastern marketplace. Explore a myriad of winding streets, with views of canals and the sea.
Dubai Textile Souk
An attractively restored traditional bazaar, shaded by an arched wooden roof, the Textile Souk features small stores selling fabrics, clothes, footwear and souvenirs. There are also numerous tailors plying their trade.
Mall of the Emirates
Popular among locals and expats, this multi-level Dubai shopping centre has nearly 600 stores and over 90 dining options. It also hosts many family leisure activities, including Ski Dubai, the indoor ski resort and snow park.
Like a modern downtown shopping district – perfect for strolling – City Walk is an innovative outdoor destination with high-end lifestyle options focused in retail, grooming, wellness and upscale cuisine.
Gold and Diamond Park
A modern alternative to the Gold Souk, this complex sells beautiful items made of gold, diamonds and other precious metals. It’s a great place to come for custom-made jewellery made quickly by trustworthy vendors.
Four Seasons Shops
Right here at Four Seasons, find shopping temptation at the first Chopard and 100% Capri stores in Dubai, as well as at high-end jewellery stores such as Istana and Levant.