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    Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Chic Souk at Madinat Jumeirah

    by machomikemd Written Jul 31, 2013
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    Madinat Jumeirah is the largest resort complex in Dubai and includes 2 luxe hotels and 29 palatial private villas and lots of bars and restaurants and a 5.4 kilometer man made waterway with private Abra Boats to shuttle people to and from other areas of the resort. It also has a mall that is designed into a traditional but air conditioned souk, called the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The Souk has lots of shops and stores that is mostly local crafts and a sprinkling of international brands and lots of souvenir stores selling many souvenir items. The Souk is the gateway to the Restaurant and Bars of the Madinat Jumeirah Area. Traditional Wind towers top the low-rise buildings of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, lighting up at night to cast a romantic glow over the whole area, complete with winding canals and outside eateries and is the home to about 75 boutique shops and over 20 enormously popular cafés, bars and restaurants,

    Open daily 10am-10pm

    according to their website:

    Located near Jumeirah Beach area, the Souk Madinat Jumeriah is an entertainment complex that includes a traditional Arabian souk (market) with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Take a magical and relaxing Abra tour and meander waterways and wide open seascapes. The sights, the scents, and the shopping surprises that await around every corner - the spirit of the traditional Arabian souk survives at Madinat Jumeirah.

    Take your time as you wander along the meandering avenues; past towers, lantern-lit hallways and narrow waterways. Discover the treasures hidden along the way –fashion, jewellery, antiques, art, oils and spices, and a series of world-class restaurants and bars to entertain you throughout the day and long into the night.

    You’ll discover something new and exciting every time you enter Souk Madinat Jumeirah

    What to buy: Retail outlets include the Camel Company, selling everything from mugs and T-shirts to soft toys and notepads, Gallery One, with its many images of Dubai and Madinat Theatre, offering a wide range of shows. Also assorted souvenir shops that sell all the souvenirs you need to buy (at higher prices than the real souks).

    What to pay: depends on what you buy.

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    Dubai Duty Free Shops, Dubai International Airport: Largest Duty Free Store in The Middle East

    by machomikemd Written Jul 30, 2013
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    In The Early 1980's, When You Mention Dubai, Many People Would Know that they will have the largest Duty Free Store in The Middle East at their Different Terminals of the Dubai International Airport. Early then, they offer the most competitive prices for duty free goods among various duty free stores around the world and early then, they offer luxury car raffles every week for tourists willing to buy tickets for these car raffles, which are then shipped to the home country of the winner. Many tourists were eager to have a long layover at Dubai Airport just for the Shopping and the Car Raffles.

    Today, Dubai still has the largest Duty Free Shop in the Middle East plus is one of the largest Duty Free Shops in The World. and the duty free management here offers not just Luxe Car Ticket Raffles but also Dollar Millionaire Ticket Raffles and Luxe Motorcyle Raffles too.

    They have more then 26,000 square meters of retail space at the various terminals of the Airport and they have a very extensive collection of items ranging from cigarettes, liqour, fashionware, perfumes, local crafts, perfumes, jewelries, fashion houses, food stuffs and more.

    Opens 24/7

    What to buy: all the possible international brands you can think off like Hermes' Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choos, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Lancome, Gucci, Bally, Lacosts, Max Mara, Dolce and Gabbana to name a few.

    according to their website:

    Dubai Duty Free opened for business on December 20th 1983 and has grown to become one of the leading airport retailers in the world with sales turnover of Dhs5.9 billion (US$1.6 billion) in 2012.



    Its founding principal of providing travellers with a first class retail experience in a shopper-friendly environment and a diverse range of products still holds true to this day.



    Employing over 5,700 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing in the Middle East

    With the opening of Concourse A in January 2013 which is dedicated to Emirates Airline’s A380 fleet, Dubai Duty Free now operates 26,000 square metres of retail space across Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The opening of Concourse A will be followed within 3 to 4 years by the opening of Concourse D.



    Meanwhile, Dubai Duty Free’s Leisure Division which operates the popular Irish Village and the Century Village, opened its first hotel - the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. The 292-room five-star property is managed by Dubai-based Jumeirah Group.



    Dubai Duty Free also inaugurated its first border shop located next to the Customs and Immigration offices at the Hatta-Oman border in July last year. The retail unit covers some 42 square metres and provides a convenient stop off point 24/7 for travellers crossing to and from Dubai.

    What to pay: maxxed out your platinum credit card

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    Spinney's: Famous Supermarket Chain

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 30, 2013
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    Spinney's is a Multinational supermarket group based mainly in the Middle East and is the chief rival of the Carrefour Supermarket Chain in the United Arab Emirates in the Supermarket, Hypermarket and mini supermarkets. categories. There are about 32 Spinney's Supermarket and Hypermarket and mini market stores all around Dubai and we were fortunate to be staying near the vicinity of one in the Bur Dubai Area as we can shop for bottled water, fruit juices, sodas, snack foods and even dine at the anchor restaurants in the Spinney' Hypermarket that was just near our Hotel Place (since our hotel has a big fridge, washing machine, oven toaster, coffee maker, electric stove and a microwave oven, see my hotel tips on the Belverede Court Apartments and Hotel) .

    This Spinney's Hypermarket is located at 11 B St and Trade Center Road in Bur Dubai. Just a 5 minute walk to Bur Juman Mall. and walking distance to the many hotel cum apartments in the Bur Dubai Area.

    Plus they also sell pork products to non muslims via a separate windowless room in their supermarkets and hyermarkets too. Plus this outlet is a Hypermarket, so they have a pharmacy, a mini book store, a money exchange outlet plus they have a Mcdonald's Store, Fiesta Filipino Restaurant and Max's Fried Chicken (filipino restaurant).

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

    What to buy: all the needed items you need to save on costs like buying microwaveable food and reheating it at your microwave oven (if staying at the nearby many hotel apartments), large bottled water and fruit juices for your fridge, wasing machine laundry mix, souvenir foodstuffs like dried dates, fresh pastries from the pastry shop and a lot more.

    Or Eat At Mcdonald's or try filipino food at Fiesta Restaurant or Max's Fried Chicken.

    What to pay: cheaper than buying at the hotel and at convenience stores.

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    Scuderia Ferrari Boutique: Scuderia Ferrari Boutique in Dubai Mall

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 30, 2013
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    Altough I went to the Huge Ferrari World Amusement Park in Abu Dhabi and bought Ferrari Souvenirs there, It had the Ferrari World Markings instead of just Scuderia Ferrari, hence I went to one of the Scuderia Ferrari Boutiques in Dubai at the Huge Dubai Mall to buy a separate Scuderia Ferrari Polo Shirts and Caps beside my Ferrari World Polo Shirts and Caps. The store is dedicated to Scuderia Ferrari fans like us, meaning fans of the Ferrari formula 1 racing team plus the legion of Classic and Modern Ferrari Cars. The design of the store reflects the Ferrari Formula 1 pitstop or garage, and the staff uniform resembles the uniform of Ferrari engineers and pitcrew.

    Do I need a thorough Introduction on the Ferrari Brand?

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
    10:00 amd to 12:00 am Friday to Saturday

    What to buy: all the Ferrari Items you can think of, except the actual cars, you have to go to the ferrari dealership to buy the car.

    items like ferrari racing caps from AED 80 to 250, Ferrari Racing Shirts from AED 200 to 550, Ferrari Polo Shirts from AED 300 to 600, Ferrari Keychains from AED 40 to 70 and a lot more

    What to pay: depends on the item you want to buy

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    Aquaventure Retail: Souvenir Shops of Aquaventure Waterpark Atlantis

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 30, 2013
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    You can actually buy atlantis aquaventure waterpark souvenirs without paying and going inside the Waterpark, the Largest Souvenir Shop of Aquaventure Waterpark is located in the Avenues Mall near the entrance to the Waterpark, they have the largest collection of souvenirs and swimwear with aquaventure markings in them. There is also 2 stall inside the Waterpark, the Splashers Restail near the Dressing Room and the Torrent Retail near the Ziggurat.

    Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - sunset

    according to their website:

    Our 3 Dubai shopping kiosks in Aquaventure carry a range of essentials to enjoy the waterpark. From sunscreens, caps and rashvests to a wide range of water toys and games.

    What to buy: all the souvenir items and all items related to swimming, with the aquaventure logo inprinted in them like fridge magnets, t-shirts, swimming fins, thermal wetsuits, inflatable things, goggles, snorkels, paper weights, polo shirts, swim wear, tank tops, caps, bathing caps and a lot more.

    Aquaventure Shops:

    •Aquaventure Boutique
    •Splashers Retail
    •Torrent Retail

    What to pay: AED 25 for a Fridge Magnet, AED 200 for a Thermal Wet Suit, AED 50 for T-Shirts and a lot more

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    The Avenues: Luxe Shops of Atlantis Resort and Hotel

    by machomikemd Written Jul 30, 2013
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    The Avenues in Atlantis is one of the luxe boutique malls inside the Sprawling Atlantis Resort and Hotel in the Palm Islands, the other mini malls inside are Nasimi Beach Boutique and the Plato Walk, where only check in guests are allowed. The Avenues is located just at the Entrance to the Atlantis Hotel and there are a variety of Shops, Luxe Shops, Restaurants and souvenir shops in the Avenues. It also leads to the lobby of the Atlantis Resort but there are guards that check of you have the key cards of check in guest before they allow you to enter the 2 level lobby.

    Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - late night everyday

    according to their website:

    Meander around The Avenues to discover a host of luxury boutiques. From designer brands, such as Leonard Paris, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna, to locally sourced products and mementos, there’s something for even the most discriminating shopper

    What to buy: List of Boutiques

    The Avenues
    •Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
    •Angel's
    •B>More
    •B360
    •Bateel
    •Chopard
    •Coldstone
    •Gallery One
    •Gold ATM
    •Hamac
    •Kenza
    •Lacoste
    •Legends of Atlantis
    •Levant
    •Lost Chambers Boutique
    •Montage carpet
    •Porsche Design
    •Precise
    •Rivoli
    •Rodeo Drive
    •Salines Boutique
    •Sand from Dubai Desert
    •Tiffany&Co
    •Treasure Box
    •Via Rodeo
    •Yateem Optical
    •Yogurtberry

    West Tower
    •Levant Couture
    •Montage
    •Paspaley
    •Zero Entry Kiosk

    East Tower
    •Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons (High End)
    •Carrera Y Carrera
    •Levant Accessories
    •Royal East Kiosk

    depends on your wallet size or credit card limit

    What to pay: maxx out your platinum or titanium credit cards

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    Palm Strip Mall: Strip Mall in Jumeirah Beach Road

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 29, 2013
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    There are a number of Strip Malls and Malls lining the long Jumeirah Beach Road like the mercato mall, but if you want an open air strip mall with fantastic views of the famed Jumeirah Mosque, then come over to the Palm Strip Mall. the mall lies in front of the Dubai Marine Resort and is just across the street of the Jumeirah Mosque. They are just few shops here and you cannot buy any souvenir items. . Shops are set back from the road and arranged over two levels. Downstairs is dominated by a stylish Zara Home store, Starbucks coffee shop and Japengo restaurant, while upstairs you’ll find CD shop Music Master and the N.Bar (a nail bar). Other fashion outlets include Karen Millen, Young Designers Emporium and Escada Sport and assorted local commercial establishments.

    What to buy: CD's, Escada Sport Items, coffee from starbucks, etc

    opens: Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 3pm-10pm

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    Dubai Gold Souk Stores: Dubai Gold Souk

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 29, 2013
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    this will be my Dubai Gold Souk Shopping Tips. i will have a separate things to do tip for it.

    The Dubai Gold Souk is more famous than the Larger Dubai Old Souk, and the Gold Souks is only one area of the sprawling Old Souk in Deira. This souk adds to the Glitter of Dubai as the City of Gold, plus it is a major trading area for gold an jewellry around the middle east and some tourist just go to dubai just to buy gold and gold plated jewelries! Streets and streets of shops are aligned with sparking windows and the choice is impressive,as are the prices and if you are a shopper, then the good news is that haggling is allowed here (and you must haggle a lot too!).

    All City Tours, Shopping Tours and the Dubai Big Bus Tour have allocated stops here and RTA Public Bus 5, 16, 19 or 20 all drop off at souks in both Bur Dubai and Deira area if you are into public transport.

    according to wikipedia:

    Dubai Gold Souk or Gold Souk (Arabic: ÓæÞ ÇáÐåÈý), is a traditional market (or souk) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The souk is located in the heart of Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 300 retailers that trade almost exclusively in jewellery. Retailers in the souk include both well established stores like Damas, ARY Jewellery, Shyam Jewellery and Joy Alukkas as well as smaller stores that operate mainly in the gold souk. By some estimates, approximately 10 tons of gold is present at any given time in the souk[1] It is bordered to the north by the Dubai Fish and Vegetable Market and the Deira Corniche near Baniyas Square at Sikkat al-Khali Street which is walking distance from Deira Bus Stand. Dubai Gold Souk can also be reached by taking the Dubai Metro to Al Ghubaiba and a regular Abra (boat) from nearby Bur Dubai across the creek. The Dubai Gold Souk is 5 minutes walk from the Old Souk marine station.[2]

    Trade in the gold grew during the 1940s due to Dubai's free trade policies that encouraged entrepreneurs from India and Iran to set up stores in the souk. Despite a general slump in the global gold market, Dubai's share of value of trade in gold and diamonds to its total non-oil direct trade increased from 18% in 2003, to 24% in 2004. In 2003, the value of trade in gold in Dubai was approximately Dh. 21 billion (US$5.8 billion), while trade in diamonds was approximately Dh. 25 billion (US$7 billion) in 2005. India is Dubai's largest buyer of gold, accounting for approximately 23% of the emirate's total gold trade in 2005. Switzerland was Dubai's largest supplier of gold ingots, wastes and scrap. Similarly, India accounted for approximately 68% of all diamond-related trade in Dubai; Belgium's share in Dubai's diamond trade was about 13% (2005).[3]

    What to buy: you can buy and sell gold bars as they have several computerized billboards that show the international gold prices per ounce and the local price per ounce.

    you can see all the gold bling here from the 14k to 24k, white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, gold plated bracelets, earrings, gold necklaces line with precious stones like diamonds or rubies or pearls and a lot more!

    plus you can buy all the bling you want, provided that you have the dough or the platinum and titanium credit cards to boot!

    opens: Daily 0700-1200 and 1700-1900; Fri 1700-1900.

    What to pay: an arm and a leg (or more), maxxed out you platinum or titanium credit cards

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    Dubai Old Souk: Dubai Old Souk

    by machomikemd Written Jul 29, 2013
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    Dubai old souk is actually bigger than the Gold Souk and actually, the gold souk, spice souk and perume souks are located within this huge area in Deira but these parts of the Old Souk is more known to tourists than the Old Souk itself. Although the souks in Dubai are not as magnificent as the souks found in other middle eastern and african countries like marrakesh or cairo or mutrah, trhis will be a good gauge of what a traditional middle eastern market (souk) is like is you havent visited other Islamic Countries in the Middle east and Africa.

    The Old Souk encompasses the gold souk, spice souk, fish market, perfume souk and more at Deira and extends up to the Deira Corniche. You can have the big bus tours and have a stop at the gold souk big bus stop to go here.

    Opening hours: Daily 0700-1200 and 1700-1900; Fri 1700-1900

    What to buy: all the items you can think of, like perfumed oils and essences from egypt, iranian carpets, jordanian mosaics, assorted spices from around the middle east, dates, local crafts, souvenir items, perfumes and a lot more

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills. you should at least knock off 30% off the price of the item being bought

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    Dubai Museum Souvenir Shop: Souvenir Shop of Dubai Msueum

    by machomikemd Written Jul 29, 2013
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    You can shop for souvenirs on everything about dubai at the Dubai Museum Souvnenir Shop lcated at the Exit of the Underground Dubai Musuem at the Al Fahidi Fort if you have no more time to shop for souvenirs as the prices here are slightly higher than buying them at the Souks of Deira and all are fixed price and no haggling is allowed. There is a wide variety of items you can buy like keychains, shot glass, fridge magnets, shirts, pashmina, keffiyeh, bracelets and more.

    Dubai Museum and Souvenir Shop opens from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm from Sundays to Thursdays only.

    What to buy: again all the souvenir items you can think of, but the prices here are slightly higher than the souks of deira and around the Al Bastakiya area as there is no haggling allowed.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    Burj Khalifa Tower Souvenir Shops: Souvenir Shops of the Burj Khalifa Tower

    by machomikemd Written Jul 29, 2013
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    Even if did not go up the "AT THE TOP" observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, you can still shop for souvenirs of it as it has 2 stores, one for ticket holders at the 124rth floor observation deck and one located at the exit in the Dubai Mall. You can buy assorted souvenir items related to the Burj Khalifa from kitschy bags, caps, shirts, fridge magnets and even a computerized picture of you like tom cruise climbing the Burj Khalifa in Mission Imposible 4 (very expensive as it costs 150 AED with a souvenir mug with your picture in it and a large picture frame).

    So if you plan to have a piece of the Burj Khalifa,shop at their souvenir stores.

    according to their website:

    Souvenirs Boutique

    Take a moment during your visit to Burj Khalifa to browse our Souvenir Boutique. From unique collectibles to Burj Khalifa inspired apparel, the Official At the Top retail boutique offers a large selection of cultural and souvenir items including:

    Apparel


    Hats and Bags


    Posters and Stationary


    Decorative Ornaments


    Burj Khalifa signature souvenir models


    Keychains

    These items, some of which cannot be found elsewhere, are suited to all ages. Take home a lasting memento of your At the Top experience.

    Shop at either of two At The Top boutiques: on Level 124 for ticket holders, or the publicly accessible boutique on the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall.

    What to buy: fridge magnets of the burj khalifa at 20 AED, Photos at the top (you can choose to be like tom cruise in Mission Impossible 4 or a panorama of the Burj Khalifa at 150 to 200 AED for the package, including a souvenir mug or a big picture frame with many smaller pictures). T-shirts at 100 AED and more.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
    10:00 am to 12:00 am Friday to Saturday

    What to pay: depends on the items you buy

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    Cole Haan: High Quality Classic Leather Goods and Shoe Store

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 29, 2013
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    Cole Haan is my all time favorite brand of leather shoes, and since it had a partnership with Nike, it's lightweight shoes become more lighter and the soles are even better as it has a feel o thew sole of rubber shoes but with the elegance of leather shoes. And being a shopper myself and seeing they have a promo discount on my visit, I have to buy my favorite brand. They have several branches in Dubai like in the Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Outlets. The outlet we went was at the Dubai Mall, near the Dubai Aquarium and Zoo.

    according to their website:

    Founded in 1928, Cole Haan is one of America's premier luxury goods brands. A collaboration between Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan, the brand epitomized artisan quality and impeccable craftsmanship during a time when style was everything. Today, Cole Haan brings its legacy to all its products, including men's and women's dress and casual footwear, belts, hosiery, handbags, small leather goods and outerwear.
    The brand approaches design like sculpture or architecture-from a 360-degree perspective. Cole Haan crafts its footwear, accessories and outerwear using the most luxurious materials. In addition, because Cole Haan products are handcrafted, no two pieces are exactly alike.
    Cole Haan has a dynamic and expanding retail presence with retail locations in the US, Canada, Japan, Asia Pacific and now, the Middle East. A wholly owned subsidiary of Nike, Inc., Cole Haan has its international headquarters in Maine and its design headquarters in New York City

    What to buy: lots of leather goods like shoes, belts, wallets, bags, messenger bags and more.

    shoes starts from AED 700 to AED 1,200 and we got a 25% off as there was a promotion then.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm monday to thursday
    10:00 am to 12:00 am friday-Saturday

    What to pay: AED 700 to 1,200 for leather shoes, AED 150 to 250 for wallets and more

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    Zoom: 24 hour Convenience Stores

    by machomikemd Written Jul 26, 2013
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    like in any other major cities around the globe, Dubai has 24 hour convenience stores and many of these are located at residential areas and some near hotels or other commercial establishments, but a majority are located into gas stations. Try to see if your hotel has a nearby supermarket or convenience store before going to dubai via google maps.

    Zoom Convenience Store is one of the largest 24 hour convenience stores in dubai and like in any typical convenience store, they have an assortment of snacks, first aid medicines, cigarettes (no alcoholic beverages), microwaveable meals, in house snacks like hot dogs, shawarmas, fruit juices, bottled water and more.

    What to buy: all the items that you can find in a typical convenience store like fruit juices, bottle water, junk foods, cigarettes, local in house snacks, first aid medicines, etc. except alcoholic beverages as this is a strict Islamic Country.

    What to pay: slightly higher than regular supermarket rates.

    Bottled water 500 ml at AED 3, Cigarettes at AED 15, Fruit Juices at AED 8.

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    Al Karama District: Most Famous Budget Shopping Area of Dubai

    by machomikemd Written Jul 26, 2013

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    This will be my shopping tips on al karama district.

    If you want to buy the cheapest local craft, eat local and south asian and south eat asian foods, and get cheap knock offs of famous brands like louis vuittion, gucci or prada or buying pirated computer games or have you Iphone jailbreaked, then go to the shoppers haven of Al Karama District.

    Al Karama district is known as the budget shopping area of dubai as it is here where you can buy the cheapest local craft, imported goods and countefeit stuffs like pirated DVD's or computer programs. If you want to buy the cheapest items (but not the best in quality), then you must go to Al Karama District.

    Al Karama district is a mish mash of the Non Western Expatriate population of Dubai and you can find ethnic Indian, pakistani, filipino, egyptian, other arabic, bangladeshi shops and food stalls and restaurants to name a few. Being just across the wide street from our hotel in Kuwait Road, we have to go here and browse and shop too. The nearest metro station is the Al Karama Metro Station.

    Most shops and restaurants here are open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday. Al Karama stretches for 2 km between the creekside diplomatic area to the north, containing numerous consulates, and Zabeel Park to the south. Zabeel Park divides Karama from the landmark Dubai World Trade Centre, as well as Sheikh Zayed Road and its famous skyscrapers.


    Karama Shopping Centre area of Al Karama.
    The district's western boundary is Trade Centre Road, where the popular BurJuman shopping mall is located.

    What to buy: all the local crafts you want plus other arabic items from oman or yemen, how about egyptian products or food, Indian accesorries or bollywood movies, pakistani spices and more. This is Dubai's version of Mongkok of Hongkong or Bangkok's Khaosan Road.

    according to wikipedia:Al Karama, or simply Karama (Arabic: ÇáßÑÇãÉý, literally meaning dignity), is a residential district of Dubai close to Dubai Creek and part of the bustling older part of the city. It is outwardly distinctive due to the regularity of its low-rise residential buildings. Although it is primarily a residential area, it is known in Dubai as a centre for cheap furniture and the covert sale of counterfeit branded goods such as handbags and watches. It is also famous for its bargain shopping and for its huge variety of good and affordable restaurants. They offer authentic cuisines from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Singapore in addition to Arabic food and fast food outlets. A number of coffee shops, shisha cafes, confectionaries, bakeries and popular tea stalls dot every nook and corner of Karama. The area, which was planned on a tight grid system, is home to thousands of people even though it is only two square kilometers in size. Al Karama is the most populous residential area in Dubai,[1] outside of areas zoned to house labour accommodations.

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills

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    Mezereh Roadside Market: The Only Shopping Area of Hatta and Desert Safari

    by machomikemd Written Jul 25, 2013

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    Hatta, at the Boundary of The United Arab Emirates is an exclave of Dubai Emirate and is the start of the Popular Desert Safari Tours from Dubai. You need to pass through 20 kilometers of Oman (via the Al Buraimi District) to be able to go to hatta, but there are no border posts and immigration areas in between.

    The final stop to a Dubai Desert Safari is at theMezeran Roadside Market, along the E44 road and in the market are many stalls and supermarkets that sells assorted stuffs but mainly touristy items such as souvenir t-shirts, mugs, key chains, keffiyehs, fridge magnets, arabic wares, water, fruit juices and more.

    all the desert safari tour companies make a pit stop here before going on the desert safari

    What to buy: all the touristy items like t-shirts at AED 40, Keffiyeh's and agal head gear at 55 AED, cold bottled water at 8 AED, Ice cream at 12 AED and more.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    What to pay: it depends on your haggling skills, but prices here are more expensive than in Dubai as this is a touristy area.

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