Shopping in Dubai

Shopping in Dubai

If there is something lacking in Dubai, it is certainly not its shops or commercial centers of which there are plenty.

The markets

Like any Arab city that prides itself, Dubai has several souks scattered throughout the city. The most important are:

Gold Souk

The reputation Dubai has as a ‘City of Gold’ is not for nothing. Only in the gold souk will you find more than 300 specialist gold jewellers.

Spice Souk

Discover the oldest souk in Dubai, with the mixture of sights, smells and tastes that make this market unique in the world, and a must-see.

Bur Dubai Souk

Bur Dubai Souk is a colourful space, full of character where you can buy textiles, shirts, key rings, miniatures, and all kinds of gifts.

Commercial centers

Since it would be impossible to mention all the shopping malls in Dubai, we will focus on those that are most important due to their size, interest, environment, or facilities:

Dubai Mall

Inaugurated in 2008, Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in Dubai and also one of the city’s newest.

Mall of Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates shopping center is the 2nd largest in Dubai and was built to relieve some of the pressure from the existing centers in Deira.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah Souk is a commercial center designed in the style of a traditional souk. It is one of the most interesting places to go shopping in Dubai.

Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall is the largest themed commercial center in the world. The architectural design pays homage to the famous Arab explorer of the same name.