Shopping

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 Mall in Jumeirah

Mall of the Emirates

Home to Ski Dubai, a community theatre, an ultraluxe 24-screen multiplex cinema and – let's not forget – 560 stores...and counting (an expansion should be completed in 2015), MoE is one of Dubai's most popular malls…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Jumeirah

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…
Fashion & Accessories in Jumeirah

Zoo Concept

This concept store in trendy BoxPark stocks quirky gifts, gadgets, jewellery, clothes and accessories. Owner Hussein Abdul Rasheed curates an always-interesting mix of up-and-coming local labels like Hudoob (pop cul…
Mall in Deira

City Centre Mirdif

It's a bit of a trek to this vast mall, but you'll be rewarded with some cool stores mixed between the usual global chains. Entertainment options include a VOX multiplex cinema and the massive Magic Planet indoor fa…
Mall in Jumeirah

City Walk

Dubai’s newest pedestrianised shopping, dining and entertainment district boasts European-style streets and a contemporary glass-roofed mall. Along with more than 60 shops, 30-odd cafes and restaurants, and a 10-scr…
Carpets in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Carpet Souq

Forget notions of bazaars selling fine Persian silk carpets, the carpet souq in Al Mina is far more authentic than those! This is where the average Gulf family comes to buy a carpet for the majlis, a new portable pr…
Mall in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi Mall

This elegant mall has the expected 200 stores, cinemas and children's amusements, but it also has shops with a local twist. On level 3, buy sweets and nuts from Arabesq and Al Rifai, while on level 1 Bateel's dates …
Mall in Deira

Al Ghurair City

If seeing all those flowing robes has made you want your own gutra (white headcloth worn by men in the Gulf States), grab yours at this ageing mall. The place to shop for national dress, it offers stylish abeyyas (f…
Henna in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Women’s Handicraft Centre

This government-run centre showcases textile weaving, embroidery, basket-making, silver-thread needlework and other time-honoured crafts traditional to the region. Shoes should be removed before entering the various…