Dubai, known for its rich landscape of retail destinations, offers a shopping experience like no other. Whether window shopping or planning a splurge, Dubai caters to every taste and budget, and is a must-do activity for visitors and residents alike.
An iconic retail haven, The Dubai Mall stands as one of the world’s largest shopping centres. Inside its sprawling confines, you’ll find a cornucopia of stores ranging from luxury shopping to affordable retail outlets, catering to every shopper’s desires.
Mall of the Emirates is not only a shopping mecca but an entertainment hub, boasting an indoor ski slope and a plethora of upscale boutiques and cafes, offering a blend of leisure and luxury under one roof.
If you love venturing beyond the mainstream retail outlets, then Mercato and Ibn Battuta beckon. Mercato exudes the charm of an Italian Renaissance-era marketplace, while Ibn Battuta invites you to explore its themed corridors, each celebrating the spirit of travel.
If you’re here during the right season, don’t miss the Dubai Shopping Festival, a retail extravaganza that transforms the city into a shopper’s paradise with unbelievable discounts and entertainment galore. Situated close to The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle, Global Village is another seasonal gem. Take the evening to travel the globe with your family as you experience a universal array of immersive shows, festivals, theme park rides, cuisine, clothing, trinkets and more.
For a taste of local culture and artisanal delights, the Ripe Market is a must-visit. This pop-up market is popular with residents and tourists alike and supports local talents, providing a delightful break from mainstream shopping. Discover arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, accessories, home decor and gourmet food. There’s something for everybody.
Conveniently located near the Dubai Mall and other shopping hotspots, The First Collection Business Bay and The First Collection Waterfront offer a perfect base for shoppers to rest and recharge.
Dubai’s souks are a treasure trove for those in search of a more authentic experience.
The famous Gold Souk in Deira offers something for every jewellery enthusiast, including statement and bespoke pieces, special mementoes and more.
The neighbouring Spice Souk, filled with the nostalgic aromas of fresh spices, herbs, rice and fruit, will beckon you inside its bustling trade floor.
Step inside the Perfume Souk and sample bespoke essential oils, perfumes, incense, and traditional ouds before discovering the rich tapestry of handmade fabrics within the Textile Souk.