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  • Shopping Malls in Dubai

    by kashaziz Written Jun 22, 2008

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    Try these Shopping Malls:

    Burjuman Center (Bur Dubai)
    Deira City Center (Deira)
    Al-Ghurair Center (Deira)
    Lamcy Plaza (Bur Dubai)
    Wafi City (Deira)
    Ibn-e-Batuta Mall (Shiekh Zayed Road)
    Mall of The Emirates (Shiekh Zayed Road)
    Dragon Mart (Shiekh Zayed Road)

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    Shopping : Emirates Mall

    by isildur06 Updated Apr 5, 2008

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    I am not a person who is very fond of shopping but Emirates mall is a big, nice mall to spend time in. You have to get a taxi to go there.
    Easy to find many electronics shops which sell stuff for reasonable prices. (At least when compared with Turkey) Also one thing interesting is there is a ski center in the mall, something you don't expect to see in the middle of the desert.
    Just keep in mind there are two food courts, one of them is more like a fast food place. And there is a second one which the same food shops in the first one serve in a restaurant fashion.

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    Shopping Malls

    by sue_stone Written Jan 7, 2008

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    One of the most popular things for tourists to do in Dubai is to shop. The city is home to some massive shopping malls that can keep you busy for a full day - with not only shopping, but things like dining, movies and even snow skiing!

    We visited three of the large malls - The Mall of Emirates (with its indoor snow field), Wafi City (with its over-the-top Egyptian décor), and Deira City Centre (with its 1 hour+ taxi queue).

    We found many of the clothing shops that we frequent in London, with much the same prices too, along with plenty of designer shops, and a lesser number with a more local flavour. One thing I did note about the clothes in shops that I regularly visit was that the styles on offer here were a noticeably 'fuller' cut, and the materials were more garish (to my taste anyway), hence not many purchases were made.

    The large shopping malls are open 7 days from around 10am till 10pm or midnight, depending on the day. I can imagine they are very popular air conditioned havens in the hotter months summer.

    I have written more about the malls we visited in my 'Shopping' tips.

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    Jumeirah Hotel & Burj Al Arab (Arab Tower)

    by xiquinho Written Dec 29, 2007

    These twin hotels have become symbols of modern Dubai. Both hotels offer some of the best entertainment and most elegant dining and shopping in the city.

    The Jumeirah Beach Hotel dates back to the 1990s and boasts incredible sweeping lines of glass looking out to sea on the edge of golden Jumeirah beach.

    Its even more spectacular sibling was only opened in December 1999. The "Arab Tower" looks like it has just emerged from the set of a sci-fi movie, stretching high into the heavens and occupying its own manmade island. The billowing sail shape makes it one of the most spectacular hotels in the world, architecturally speaking. The restaurant and skyview bar on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab accesses the best views in the city, stretching along the coast or inland across modern Dubai.

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    Duty Free shop at the Airport

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 14, 2007

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    The Duty Free shop at the Dubai Airport is a 'Should not miss' experience. Its huge and worth spending your time while at the airport. But I should caution any prospective traveller who'll visit the shop that please remember that you might have a flight to catch. So just don't get lost in shopping there. Chances are high that one will, because its so so unbelievable.

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    by johnkebab Written Jun 13, 2007

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    Would you say you have a will of iron? Do gadgets not interest you? Are shoes and clothing not your thing? Don't like malls?
    Then Dubai may well not be the place for you. The shopping here is truly something that most women can only dream about (yes, I'm being sexist). The Malls are enormous, the Mall of the Emirates incorporating the worlds only internal ski slope-that has real snow - oh yes, you can look in on the snow capped hill from behind double glazed windows whilst slurping on a fruit shake listening to your newly bought ipod and wearing your newly bought outfit, you could quite happily spend most of a day in these places, you might not want to, but trying to find the entrance you came in and then finding your car in the parking lot may well force you to.

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    Go Shopping!

    by EmilianoCV Updated Apr 16, 2007

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    Yes, it is true. Dubai has enormous and excellent shopping malls with the most reputed worldwide re known brands and also little sohos with handcraft local art.

    Go shopping as a tourist attraction, it is worth going.

    You can visit the imponent Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Festival City, or Mercato shopping, or...

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    Shop, shop, shop!!

    by BorneoGrrl Updated May 22, 2006

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    Bur Jurman Shopping Mall

    What's to do in Dubai but shop? Well, you can go for a desert safari or stay at a fancy hotel but Dubai's highlight for me is the shopping. You can find just about anything you want from budget electronics to designer goods. Go to Deira City Centre for moderate priced goods e.g Carrefour and if you have more cash to spend, look for expensive designer stuff (Fendi, Ferragamo, etc) at Bur Jurman Shopping Mall

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    by Siddha3th Updated Apr 30, 2006

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    As much as I'd love to give this one a miss, in Dubai, there's just no getting around it. Sooner or later, you're gonna' have to deal with that dirty 4-letter word - MALL! Recent statistics have shown that there are more shopping malls than people in Dubai.. no, honest!

    Burjuman slightly different than the rest, though. It's beautifully designed, and has quite an artistic feel to it. Mercato in Jumeirah is another one different from the rest of the pack - architecturally, it's a recreation of an old Italian villa - wrought-iron balconies and all. So if Zara, Armani & Chanel are what you're craving, Dubai's got just the thing, baby.

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    List of Shopping Centers in Dubai and details,

    by 37SingleMaleInDubai1 Written Feb 21, 2006

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    Following is a list of the main shopping centres in Dubai. Please note that most shopping centres have different opening times on a Friday.

    Century Mall
    Tel +971 4 296 6188
    Taxi Directions Adjacent to Al Shabab Sport Club
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm

    Dana Shopping Centre
    Tel +971 4 227 9555
    Taxi Directions Al Maktoum Street
    Open 9.30am?1.30pm & 4.30pm?10pm. Fridays 4.30pm?10pm

    Deira City Centre
    Tel +971 4 295 1010
    Taxi Directions Opposite Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm

    Dubai Shopping Center
    Tel +971 4 294 9992
    Taxi Directions Next to Deira City Centre
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm

    Dune Centre
    Tel +971 4 345 5042
    Taxi Directions Al Dhiyafah Street
    Open 9am?1.30pm & 4pm?12pm. Fridays 4pm?12pm

    Emirates Tower Boulevard
    Tel +971 4 319 8999
    Taxi Directions Emirates Towers Hotel

    The Galleria
    Tel +971 4 209 6788
    Taxi Directions Adjoining Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Open 10am?9pm. Fridays 2pm?9pm

    Hamarain Centre
    Tel +971 4 262 1110
    Taxi Directions Adjacent to Marriott Hotel
    Open 10am?1.30pm & 4pm?10.30 pm. Fridays 4pm?10.30pm

    Holiday Centre
    Tel +971 4 331 1113
    Taxi Directions Sheikh Zayed Rd, adjacent to Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Open 10am?10 pm

    Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall
    Tel +971 4 368 5888 / 882 1414
    Taxi Directions Sheikh Zayed Road, Interchange 5 & 6

    The Inter-Continental Plaza
    Tel +971 4 223 2279
    Taxi Directions Inter-Continental Hotel
    Open 10am?1pm & 4pm?10pm

    Jumeirah Centre
    Tel +971 4 349 9702
    Taxi Directions Jumeirah Beach Road
    Open 9am?9pm. Fridays 4pm?9pm

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  • Heritage Village

    by Srechko Updated Apr 1, 2005
    Heritage village

    This traditional area in Dubai Creek is a perfect place if you want to mix with locals or explore Emirates past and its traditional architecture.

    I spent one night here during Arabic New Year's celebrations and being surrounded with locals dressed in traditional clothing felt like I was in some movie.

    There is a presentation of a tented beduin village here and many souvenir shops where artists sell their handicrafts.

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    Jumairah Village

    by peaceness98 Written Feb 2, 2005

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    local band singing around jum-village

    Located between two of the more expensive hotels (The Palace and Mina Salam hotels), Jumaira Village was simply enchanting

    around 120 shops (variety of brands, and local arabic stuff)
    70+ Resteraunts
    There was a disco and stuff which we didnt check out for lack of interest

    The scene is beautiful, with tiny boats (venice style) taking you to your hotel room if your a resident, or resteraunt booking

    We absolutely loved the scene from the Moroccon resteraunt rooftop that serves tapa's and drinks and if your interested sheesha (pipes)

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    The Shopping Capital of the Middle East

    by peaceness98 Written Sep 24, 2004

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    I would challenge anyone who can resist the shopping hypnosis that is Dubai

    So here's my attempt at categorizing the Malls:

    1. Luxury:
    a- Emirates towers (Villa moda, diamonds and jewellery etc)
    b. Merkato (built to look like italy)
    c. Wafi Village (fashion, jewellery,spa)
    d. Burjuman (fashion, electronics, home stuff)
    e. Sheik Zayed Road

    2. Mid-range:
    a. Al Ghurair (food, fashion, electronics, homestuff)
    b. City Center (Virgin, fashion,electronics, kids magic planet, food)
    c. Lamcy Plaza (fashion mostly)
    d. Hamarain (attached to the marriot hotel,otherwise skip it)

    3. Budget:
    a. Soug al Sanadig (Huge open market, plenty of traditional stuff on sale)
    b. Manal Center (next to soug al sanadig)
    c. Bur Dubai (open market, near the creekside)

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  • Its a small world over here!

    by wildcat00 Written Sep 10, 2004

    The place which I would never miss in Dubai during the shopping festival is the Global Village.

    most intersting place to see shows , products , have fun, see other traditions , buy things from many countries >>> in one place.

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  • Electronics Market in Bur Dubai

    by najamrulz Updated Apr 10, 2004

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    View of electronics market from my hotel room

    Dubai is ideal place for electronics shopping. There is great variety of electronic items available. You name it and you have it...

    Electronics market in Bur Dubai is the right place for your electronics shopping needs. It is located on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road , opposite Sea Shell Inn Hotel.

    Electronics items are also available in Dubai Duty Free Shop at airport but those are on fixed price basis. Also prices are a bit high over there.

    You would have to bargain a lot to get the best deal in electronics market of Bur Dubai. So keep yourself prepared for that. Happy Shopping!!!

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