Top Choice Mall in Jumeirah & Around

Mall of the Emirates

With 600 stores, MoE is (another) one of Dubai’s mega malls, with retail options ranging from high street to haute couture. The indoor ski hall Ski Dubai is the main non-shopping attraction.
Top Choice Mall in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Mall

With around 1200 stores, this isn't merely the world's largest shopping mall, it’s a small city, with a giant ice rink and aquarium, a dinosaur skeleton, indoor theme parks and 150 food outlets. There’s a strong Eur…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Jumeirah & Around

West LA Boutique

Dubai's hipster crowd circles for the latest garb, cosmetics, jewellery, shoes, bags and other trendy must-haves actually sourced by savvy buyers around the globe, not just in West Los Angeles. The selection is huge…
Mall in Deira

Deira City Centre

Though other malls are bigger and flashier, Deira City Centre remains a stalwart for its logical layout and wide selection of shops, from big-name chains like H&M and Zara to locally owned stores carrying qualit…
Music in Deira

Virgin Megastore

The enthusiastic sales staff are great at suggesting Middle Eastern music to take back home, from traditional oud music to Oriental chill-out. The selection is huge. Also check out the Arabian and Iranian DVDs.
Mall in Bur Dubai


This high-end mall was in the process of large-scale remodelling at the time we visited. Once completed, it will boast a new 14-screen multiplex cinema, an expanded food court and a vast Carrefour supermarket branch…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Jumeirah & Around


Ignore the kitsch and look for quality Arabian and Middle Eastern souvenirs, such as Moroccan lamps, brass coffee tables, khanjars, silver prayer holders and Bedouin jewellery. Browse around or tell the staff what y…
Mall in Jumeirah & Around

Mercato Shopping Mall

With 140 stores, Mercato may be small by Dubai standards, but it's distinguished by attractive architecture that looks like a fantasy blend of a classic train station and an Italian Renaissance town. Think vaulted g…
Food in Bur Dubai


Old-style traditional Arabian hospitality meant dates and camel milk. Now Emiratis offer their guests Bateel’s scrumptious date chocolates and truffles, made using European chocolate-making techniques. Staff are hap…
Fashion & Accessories in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Ginger & Lace

Ginger & Lace stocks an eclectic selection of colourful, whimsical fashion by high-spirited New York designers Anna Sui and Betsey Johnson, London-based bag maven Zufi Alexander and Spanish illustrator-turned–fa…