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 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…
Top Choice Mall in Jumeirah

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.
Carpets in Al Mina

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…
Souvenirs in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Khalifa Centre

For a wide range of souvenirs (sheesha pipes, camel-bone boxes, stuffed leather camels, carpets and cushion covers), head to the Khalifa Centre, across the road from the Abu Dhabi Mall, where you’ll find a dozen ind…
Market in Sharjah

Souq Al Arsah

One of the oldest souqs in the UAE (which in this case means about 50 years), Souq Al Arsah once crawled with traders from Persia and India and local Bedu stocking up on supplies, their camels fastened to posts outs…
Mall in Bur Dubai

Wafi Mall

At the heart of Wafi City, a hotel, retail and residential complex designed in the style of ancient Egypt, is one of Dubai's older but architecturally most stunning malls. Alas, eclipsed by bigger and more central o…
Fashion & Accessories in Jumeirah

S*uce

Plain and simple they are not, the clothes and accessories at S*uce (pronounced ‘sauce’), a pioneer in Dubai’s growing lifestyle-fashion scene. Join fashionistas picking through international designers you probably …