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    Gold Souk

    by pakistanibrain Written Apr 22, 2006

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    Entry gate to Gold Souk

    This is THE place for Gold shoppers in Dubai. The whole area has jewellery stores lined up one after the other. Most of these stores are owned by Indians and due to the competition you could get quite some bargains there.

    Beautiful jewellery is stacked up in every store. Inbetween you have tourists, guides and street vendors selling refreshments.

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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.

    Jumeirah Plaza
    Tel +971 4 349 7111
    Taxi Directions Jumeirah Beach Road



    Karama Shopping Centre
    Tel +971 4 337 4499
    Taxi Directions Karama Area
    Open 9.30am?1pm & 4.30pm?11pm. Fridays 4.30pm?11pm



    Lamcy Plaza
    Tel +971 4 335 9999
    Taxi Directions Close to the American Hospital
    Open 10am?11 pm
    www.lamcyplaza.com

    Lulu Centre
    Tel +971 4 298 8880
    Taxi Directions Near to Al Ahli Club, Al Ghusais
    Open 8am?12pm. Fridays 8am?12pm & 2.30pm?12am



    LuLu Village
    Tel +971 4 254 4404
    Taxi Directions Near to Dubai Transport Hub
    Open 8am?12pm. Fridays 8am?12pm & 2.30pm?12am



    Magrudys Shopping Mall
    Tel +971 4 344 4192
    Taxi Directions Jumeirah Beach Road
    Open 9am?9pm. Fridays 4.30pm?9pm


    Mall of the Emirates
    Tel +971 4 409 9000
    Taxi Directions Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road
    Open 10am-10pm



    Mazaya Centre
    Tel +971 4 343 1092
    Taxi Directions Sheikh Zayed Road, Interchange 1
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 4.30pm?10pm



    Mercato

    Tel +971 4 344 4161
    Taxi Directions Jumeriah Beach Road, close to Dubai Zoo
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm
    www.mercatoshoppingmall.com



    Mussalla Tower Mall
    Tel +971 4 397 4424
    Taxi Directions Bank Street, Bur Dubai
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm


    Oasis Centre (Closed for now)
    Tel +971 4 339 5111
    Taxi Directions Sheikh Zayed Road
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm

    Palm Strip
    Tel +971 4 346 1462
    Taxi Directions Jumeirah Beach Road



    Souk Madinat Jumeirah

    Tel +971 4 366 8888
    Taxi Directions Madinat Jumeirah, close to Burj Al Arab



    Town Centre
    Tel +971 4 344 4161 / 344 0111
    Taxi Directions Jumeirah Beach Road
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm



    Twin Towers
    Tel +971 4 224 9222
    Taxi Directions Beniyas Road, next to Intercontinental Hotel



    Villa Moda
    Tel +971 4 330 4555
    Taxi Directions Emirates Towers Hotel
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 4pm?10pm

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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.

    Abraj Center
    Tel +971 4 221 1479
    Taxi Directions Deira Souk , Dubai Creek Rd
    Open 9.30am?2pm & 4.30?11pm. Fridays 10 am?12pm & 4.30pm?12pm



    Abu Hail Shopping Centre
    Tel +971 4 266 9600
    Taxi Directions Abu Hail Rd, next to Ramada Continental Hotel
    Open 9am?1 pm & 4.00 pm?10pm. Fridays 4pm?10pm



    Al Bustan Centre
    Tel +971 4 263 0000
    Taxi Directions Al Nahda Rd, 5 minutes away from the airport
    Open 10am?11pm. Fridays 2pm?12pm



    Al Dhiyafah Centre
    Tel +971 4 345 4955
    Taxi Directions Al Dhiyafa Rd, opp Plaza Hotel
    Open 9am?1pm & 4pm?11pm. Fridays 4pm?11 pm



    Al Futtaim Centre
    Tel +971 4 222 2000
    Taxi Directions Salahaddin Rd, near Fish Roundabout
    Open 10am?10.30 pm



    Al Ghurair City
    Tel +971 4 222 5222
    Taxi Directions Riqqa Road
    Open 10am?10 pm. Fridays 2pm?10pm



    Al Hana Centre
    Tel +971 4 398 1777
    Taxi Directions Next to Dubai Plaza Hotel
    Open 10am?1pm & 5pm?10pm. Fridays 5pm?10 pm



    Al Khaleej Centre
    Tel +971 4 355 5550
    Taxi Directions Opposite Ramada Hotel
    Open 10am?1.30 pm & 5pm?10pm. Fridays 5pm?11pm



    Al Mamzar Shopping Center
    Tel +971 4 297 6666
    Taxi Directions Al Itihaad Rd. opp Dubai General Police HQ
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 4pm?10pm



    Al Manal Centre
    Tel +971 4 227 7701
    Taxi Directions Baniyas Square & Al Maktoum St, opp. Naif Souk
    Open 9.30am?1.30pm & 4.30pm?11.30pm. Fridays 4.30pm?11.30pm



    Al Maydan Shopping Centre
    Tel +971 4 295 5000
    Taxi Directions Nasser Square, next to Emirates International Hospital
    Open 9am?1pm & 4pm?12pm. Fridays 4pm?12pm



    Al Mulla Plaza
    Tel +971 4 298 8999
    Taxi Directions Dubai-Sharjah Rd, opp. Dubai Police HQ
    Open 10am?1pm & 5pm?10.30pm. Fridays 5pm?10.30pm





    Bin Sougat Shopping Centre
    Tel +971 4 286 3000
    Taxi Directions Dubai Aiport Rd
    Open 10am?10pm. Fridays 5pm?10pm



    BurJuman Centre
    Tel +971 4 352 0222
    Taxi Directions Trade Centre Road
    www.burjuman.com

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    Shop for spices and herbs ...old souk

    by RinaNeo Updated Jan 3, 2006

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    Spice up...
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    At old souk or market ... you'll be amazed at the different types of spices coming from all around the saudi region. Smell them, and by the time you finished you'll be confused just like me... and to make things easier for the tourist, these shops sell miniature boxes of spices all packed for you...

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    Shopping for things that glitters

    by RinaNeo Updated Dec 28, 2005

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    Ladies, presenting to you your favorite gift...well at least they are my favs :) Diamonds, Gold, White Gold in different shapes and sizes and coming from all over the world......

    Find all this in Dubai's famous Gold Market - Souk

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    Shop till you drop

    by xskannan Written Nov 2, 2005

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    Duty free shopping offers you the latest and the best!!! Try souk if you want to buy Gold.. The quality of Gold is really good.Carrefour Daera is again a second best place to shop from after Duty free shops at airport.

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    Shop till you drop!

    by Restless-in-kl Written Aug 6, 2005

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    Wafi's pyramid

    Dubai is every woman's dream :) Everywhere you look, there is a spectacular mall for you to explore.

    Check out :
    - Deira city centre
    - Gold souk (bedazzled with the selection)
    - Wafi shopping centre (pyramid shopping!)

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    Plenty to do in a stopover

    by littlebush Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    Most people do a desert safari, costs 295d for an overnight, although be warned that out of 100 people we were the only 2 who slept over which was quite fun though, but if youre looking for company then you may not find some!
    The safari combines dune bashing/sand boarding/camel rides/henna tattoo/shisha pipes/bbq, and belly dancing. its all a but cheesy, the sand boarding is just a slide down a 15m hill, the tattoos are crap, the camel ride is for 90 seconds, but the dune bashing is great fun! the trip is usually starting at 3pm from your hotel, finishes 9-10pm is going back, or 9am if staying over night.i went with Orient who are the most experienced and very good. We had bobby as our guide who was fantastic and full of useful info.

    Other stuff to do-
    Jumeirah beach-the beach is ok, theres some parts public, others private where you pay just 5dh(80p) such as Jumeirah Beach park.
    The hotels-well, what can i say, these are soooooo impressive! The Burj al arab , the worlds only 7 star. See my travelogue for more facts on the dubai development. The world and Palm are being built. Then theres all the other 4/5 star hotels along the strip-all impressive.
    Shopping-not for me, but theres loads of malls, we popped to Deira city centre which was nice.
    Mosques-plenty to see-Jumeirah mosque is pretty.
    Sheikh Zayed Road-with the emirates towers and many more skyscrapers this is an impressive architechtural strip.
    Museum and Fort-quite intereting to see how dubais sprung up from nowhere.
    Souqs-gold souq/textile souq/food souq-the souqs are fun, and a good cheap shop.
    Mina A'Salam complex is amazing-shops/restaurnats around a manmade mini venice! go to the Bahri bar for fab views of the Burj and a beer(25d) to chill out.

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  • Sharjah and Ajman

    by sue_borg Written May 30, 2005

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    The two emirates of Sharjah and Ajman. Are very close to Dubai.
    Things to See in Ajman:
    -Museum of Ajman : gives you an idea of how life was before the changes brought by oil

    Things to See in Sharjah:
    -The King Faisal Mosque built to honour King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who was responsible for subsidising he development of Sharjah before the discovery of oil.
    -Souks & traditional marketplaces
    -Blue Souk, where you can find traditional shops selling jewellery,carpets, antiques, perfumes...

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    Shopping Galore

    by manja13 Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    Deira
    Deira used to be the city of Dubai, from what I heard. The area is on the other side of the Dubai Creek, other side of Bur Dubai. Accessible by public transport : cab, bus, water taxi. A nice experience is to ride the water taxi across which cost about $1 dirham. (S$0.30) Just a short trip but worth the experience especially when you ride it just when the sun is about to set.

    The Gold Souq, Spice Souq, Electronic Souq are the main attractions. Bear in mind, these are popular TOURIST attraction. Remember to Bargain! Bargain! Bargain!

    I wanted to buy some spices for my mom. Thinking that most spice come from India. India near to Dubai...u know price should be cheaper...blah blah blah. But i was Shocked when the shopkeeper opened his price. Even after much bargaining, I felt it was cheaper to get them from the supermarket. You know, prepacked ones...

    You can find very reasonably priced Italian designed leather shoe for men. Perfume sans alcohol. Scent range from Cool Water to Tresor to the common Bukhoor – worth buying. Abaya - the Arab women's daily clothing is available everywhere in BLACK. The price range varies from $50 dir to $500 dir. The only difference is probably the Swarovski crystal design or the cheaper crystal.

    Somehow handphones are alot cheaper here than SG. I dunno why.

    If you love shisha, you can find plenty here. But the prices are a little bit steep. You have to bargain. Or you can try Al Satwa shopping area. Al Satwa is accessible by bus or cab. Near Jumeirah.

    Deira: This area is huge. Might take you one whole day. even that is not enough to scan all the shops. But most shops on the same street sell the same stuffs. So try not to waste too much time at one shop.

    Bur Dubai. Sheikh Zayed Road.
    Modern shopping centres. Skyscrapers. No bargaining at the shopping centres here. wink*wink* They have Mango, Zara, Bvlgari to name a few. These places don't interest me as much. Plenty in Singapore... but worth a visit

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    The Arabian Resort

    by fareleira Written Feb 28, 2005
    Madinat Jumeirah

    The Madinat Jumeirah is a fairy tale hotel, with waterways around the resort that the guests can use to move inside the resort.
    The roofs are decorated with wind towers and at night lights give a little extra to the view. Inside the hotel you will find luxury, yes, it looks good and is old style decoration is a mirror from the past.
    Inside the resort there's also a souk, The Souk Madinat Jumeirah there's shops, restaurants, bars and a night club, The Madinat Teathre and open plazas.
    A place where you can spend a full afternoon and don't forget your camera.

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    The souks

    by colbeck100 Updated Feb 27, 2005

    The Gold Souk is awesome. There is so much bling that it is hard to comprehend. My wife thought that the gold was a little too yellow for British taste. The other thing that seemed to be lacking were subtle designs. We were put off a little by the salesmen in the gold shops being too persistent and trying to sell anything. That is not how we buy. Thay wanted us to barter for items we were not interested in. We laughed it off at the time but it stopped us finding out more and perhaps buying something.

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    Spice Souq

    by Nemoa Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Spice souq

    One of the nicest souqs of Dubai in my opinion. You can find all sorts of wonderful spices and herbs here and not very expensive but please don't be fooled, just because it is Dubai and it is the spice souq it does not mean that it is automatically going to be cheaper than back at home.

    Bargain, bargain and bargain till death at the risk of offending the seller if needed.
    Really, if you don't do it could happen as to me, you could buy some stuff as cheap or expensive as at your local supermarket and you will have to carry it all the way back in your suitcase and by plane as opposed to in the boot of your car ten minutes from home.

    So, be wise and don't buy just because.
    Check the prices and aim to get the items a bit cheaper than your local Tesco.

    Good items to buy are saffron, herbs, frankincense, dates and red henna for tatoos.

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    Deira's covered souq

    by Nemoa Written Feb 12, 2005

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    The best atmosphere is not inside but OUTSIDE !

    This is a totally chaotic place to walk on!.

    It looks more like an Indian souq as most of the shops are textiles (nice and not expensive at all), bric a brac and souvenirs quite tacky most of them.

    The only thing worth to buy is the textiles, but bearing in mind how pushy the sellers are I did not feel very much like stopping in any of the little shops.

    The rest of the souvenirs, sheeshas, daggers and other looked rather tacky.

    The atmosphere in the other hand is very good and it is worth to come here for a walk and to have a look.

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    Dubai Museum

    by Nemoa Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Traditional Barasti House at Dubai's Museum

    It is located in the old Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai, which is the oldest building in Dubai.

    The door of the museum was taken from the house of Sheik Saeed al Maktoum who was the grandfather of the current king.

    One of the most interesting features of the museum is the Barasti House with a rudimentary wind tower and the little shasha boats made of palm leaves which were used for fishing.

    By the tower at the far end of the courtyard you can have access to the underground exhibition where you can see a multimedia presentation of the city and the replicas of the scenes of the life in the city, like the souq, the desert, the pearl diving activities, etc...

    I did not find it specially interest as I had read about all these activities before but children seem to find it quite amusing :-) and quite educational I suppose.

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