Top 3 Must Visit Shopping Locations in Dubai
Dubai has long been known as a dream destination for shopping – and if you are visiting this stunning Arabian city on a Royal Caribbean cruise holiday, you won’t want to miss its fascinating malls and markets. One of the best things about a shopping holiday in Dubai is that it is a great place to find a bargain!
Read on to find out more about our top picks for shopping in Dubai – and start planning your dream getaway today!
If you are planning a trip to Dubai, you will want to make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to go exploring in its famous souks.
A souk is a traditional Arabian market and you will find something for everyone – from custom fragrances in the perfume souk to aromatic spices that can brighten up your cooking when you return home. You can even find bargain electronics, foods and traditional fashions.
While you will see everything from fabric to fish in Dubai’s stunning markets, the most famous of all is the city’s gold souk. Whether you are after yellow, white or even colored gold – or maybe a stunning gemstone piece – the gold souks are a brilliant place to find jewellery that suits every taste. Best of all, you can often get these items at an excellent price, making this a great destination for bargain-hunters.
A common complaint among travelers to Dubai is that they haven’t left enough time to fully explore the city’s markets – so make sure you give yourself plenty of opportunity to browse at your leisure!
Much of Dubai’s shopping culture is centered around its modern malls, which are open nearly round-the-clock. One of the most well-known is the Dubai Mall, which boasts a whopping 1,200 stores, as well as two major department stores.
From bridal fashion to arts and photography, there are stores to suit every taste and budget at the Dubai Mall – and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in a bit or retail therapy.
Elsewhere, the Mercato shopping center is a great place to experience the finer things in life. Set in a stunning Renaissance-style building inspired by Tuscan and Venetian architecture, this is a creative shopping experience like no other. Stroll down cobblestone streets or even enjoy dinner and a movie – all indoors. You won’t find anywhere else like it.
If you thought that you’d never be able to test your skills at winter sports in the desert, you haven’t been to Dubai yet!
This fascinating city is home to plenty of unlikely entertainment – and whether you’re looking to put on a pair of skates and take a spin around the Dubai Indoor Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall, or hit the indoor slopes on a ski or snowboard at the Mall of the Emirates, you’ll find plenty of unexpected fun here.
Dubai’s famous shopping centers are also home to multi-cinema complexes, an aquarium, stunning fountains, theaters, water parks, restaurants and bars – think of them more as mini-cities than shopping complexes!
One thing is for certain – wherever you choose to visit in Dubai, you are sure to have a brilliant experience!