Deira City Centre

Mall in Deira
Lara Brunt / Lonely Planet

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 quality carpets, souvenirs and handicrafts.

There’s also a huge branch of the Carrefour supermarket, food courts, a multiplex cinema, four hotels and a Magic Planet indoor theme park.