Shopping in Dubai
Dubai offers UAE's premier shopping experience. From high-end luxury retailers to traditional handicrafts sold in the city's souks, shoppers are sure to find what they need ... and more. Dubai even hosts the anual Dubai Shopping Festival, which features fashion shows, concerts and endless deals and promotions for travellers to enjoy. The Concierge will be pleased to recommend more shopping destinations and experiences based on your interests.
While DIFC is a major financial hub, it also offers a selection of retailers for luxury and convenience. Shop vintage watches at Momentum, or get sized for custom Oxfords at The Left Shoe Company. Other DIFC shops consist of tailors, supermarkets and pharmacies, electronic stores and florists.
The Dubai Mall
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.
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.
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.
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.