Dubai is undoubtedly called ‘shoppers paradise’. The Emirate offers exuberant shopping malls with indoor retail parks, entertainment venues, theatres and cultural attractions. We list here the top Dubai hangouts for retail therapy for the shopper spirit in you.
Top Dubai Hangouts For Retail Therapy
1. The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall on the globe. It features 1300 retail stores, two anchor departmental stores and over 200 food and beverage outlets. You can shop for a host of brands from Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Valentino among others. The mall also has a 22-screen cinema, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and the famous ice-skating rink.
Location: Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates
2. The Mall Of The Emirates
Mall of the Emirates boasts a retail floor space of 2.4 million square feet. Home to around 630 brands with shops featuring fashion, lifestyle, electronics, sports, and more. It also has the largest Carrefour market in the city. Check out the 14 screen cinema, the indoor ski resort and the DUCTAC for theatre and arts. The Kempinski and The Sheraton are two luxury hotels inside the mall.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3. BurJuman in Dubai Business District
BurJuman is located in the heart of Dubai’s business district of Bur Dubai. Look for luxury watches, clothing, perfumes, and several luxury brands. Relax in the numerous food and beverage outlets such as Nando’s, Pancake House, Mainland China, and Yellow Chilli. Enjoy a 14-screen state of the art cinema with a dedicated cinema just for children.
Location: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd, Al Mankhool, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4. Dubai Festival City
Visit the waterfront complex along the banks of the splendid Dubai Creek. Wander the upscale mall with shops selling sportswear, jewellery, home accessories, toys, fashion, and more. Home to around 400 retailers, shop till you drop. Dubai’s only IKEA showroom is present here. Hard Rock Cafe, Trader Vic’s Jamie’s Italian Dubai, Bowling City, a 12 screen Grand Cinema complex, and a Kid’s Corner indoor play centre together make the mall a fabulous experience.
Location: Residential Community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5. The Ibn Battuta Mall
Ibn Battuta Mall is one of the most popular Dubai hangouts for retail therapy. The mall features over 275 stores, 50 restaurants, and a fabulous 21-screen IMAX theatre. It is designed to showcase the regions visited by the explorer Battuta. You have six themed courts: China, Egypt, Persia, Andalusia, Tunisia and India. Dazzle yourself with the cultural richness of the courts that house retail stores such as Forever 21, H&M, Paris Gallery, Debenhams, and more. With over 50 restaurants, a state of the art gym, an authentic Chinese garden and designer stores, have a rollicking time.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6. Deira City Centre Mall
Visit the Deira City Centre near the waterfront and close to the Dubai Creek Golf Club. This shoppers paradise offers 1,15,000 square metres and over 370 stores spread over three floors. Look out for one-off shops selling beautiful Arabian handicrafts, perfumes, burners, and more. Shop for labels like Gap, Mango, New Look, Karen Millen, River Island, and become a shopaholic for the day. The 11-screen VOX cinema, Bowling City, Magic Planetzone, and more will keep you enthralled. Shop at anchor stores such as Paris Gallery, Woolworths, Virgin Megastore, Sharaf DG among others to sense the pleasure of shopping.
Location: 8th St., Port Saeed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7. The Dubai Marina Mall
Right in the heart of Dubai Marina overlooking the sparkling waterfront with white sands is the Dubai Marina Mall. Shop in the fabulous shopping facility with over 140 stores, 21 dining options, and a children’s play area. The mall is spread over 390,000 square feet with four levels. Enjoy the casual shopping experience among eclectic boutiques, al fresco dining, supermarket, and children’s entertainment options.
Location: Exit 32, directly off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
8. The WAFI Mall
WAFI Mall draws inspiration from Egyptian and Turkish styles in its architecture. With intricate mosaics, carvings and sculptures the mall reflect Egyptian hues. It is home to over 350 retail outlets and over 30 food and beverage outlets. Wander the Souq Al Murjan in the mall that boasts 150 shops and vendors from across the Arab world. Shop at WAFI, an exclusive shopping destination and the exemplary hospitality of Raffles Dubai next door.
Location: Oud Metha Rd, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
9. The Mercato Mall
The Mercato Mall is located in Jumeirah and boasts international retail brands. The mall gives you a sense of a Renaissance-era Italian Village. Laura Ashley, Jack wills, Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar and more will keep you entertained. Don’t miss the bakeries like Cake Epicerie by Stephane Glacier for a quick bite. With a multi-screen cinema and children’s entertainment games, the day promises to be a shopping delight.
Location: Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10. City Centre Mirdif
With unique leisure and entertainment attractions, City Centre Mirdif is home to over 430 stores. It also hosts a bounty of entertainment venues along with food and beverage outlets. Look out for anchor stores such as Debenhams, Emax, Home Centre, Centrepoint and Carrefour. Wander an area of 196,000 square meters. The mall also has a dedicated community area, spa, personal grooming venues, fitness centre and more. Children can have fun in the new water-based edutainment facility with a 10 screen cinema.
Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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