Dubai City Center, Dubai
You certainly will be able to get some bargains at the 2 Dhs & 5 Dhs shops which are common in Dubai. As the things are cheap you might end up buying more than you planned for. Make sure you don't go over board, why not ?? Just get there and go over board you might find some nice little gifts to take back to loved ones.
What to buy: A range of Items and little give aways.
What to pay: Between 2 Dhs & 5 Dhs
Seriously, this place is huge, and I would recommend spending the better part of your day in here. Actually, when you're walking around you really don't know what time it is. I spent 8 hours in here without even thinking about it, and I didn't even go into all the shops. Definately not recommended for the light-hearted shopper.
If I remember correctly, the shopping mall is split into three floors, with a Carrefour supermarket on the bottom. Any brand you can think of, they've got it in here: Zara, Debenhams, River Island, Ikea... the list is endless.
In terms of electronics, I highly recommend shopping around to get a better price. Mention to the assistant that you've looked elsewhere for an item, they'll give you a better price.
The top floor is dedicated to food, with a wide choice of restaurants for any pallete.
What to buy: Definately clothes and housing items - some things less than half the price in Europe. Designer fashion labels are cheaper, but some big names will still melt your credit card.
What to pay: In here? Probably all your life savings if you go shopping mad. But it being Dubai, you'll find things a lot cheaper than anywhere in Europe.
City Center is probably the biggest shopping mall in Dubai - you can pretty much get anything you want:
- over 300 shops
- 1.2 million square foot retail area
- 6000 parking spaces
- Citywalk restaurants
- Jewelry court
- Arabian Treasures
- Textile court
- Magic Planet (entertainment complex)
Some "people-watching" pictures from City Center
What to buy: Electronics are cheap in Dubai.
What to pay: - depends on what you want!
Whilst I looked around a couple of the massive malls in Dubai, I wanted to buy a digital camera and found the cheapest and best place to buy it was in a Supermarket called Carrefour which I think is a French shop.
I bought a digital camera which retails for around £350-£400 back in the UK for less than £200 and I bought a 512 mb memory card to go with it for a total of just over £200.
I also bought a Pierre Cardin bag for carrying hand luggage through airports for less than a tenner.
The place was massive and far cheaper than at home and if carrying it wasn't an issue, I could have really gone to town.
What to buy: Digital Camera
What to pay: About 60% cheaper than the UK
It is located in the heart of Deira opposite to Dubai Greek club. It is one of the biggest shopping mall in UAE. It consists of many international shops and it has different department such as, jewelry , books, men and women clothes and children clothes too, music, shoes, it has modern coffee shops, 2 food courts and cinema that shows all new international movies. Also it has furniture shop too IKEA and very big hypermarket
What to buy: Every think you want and need.
City center is one of the main main ..centers in dubai ....most people who visits dubai ..they do shop over thier.
What to buy: Mega stores like ..Debenhams..woolworth..carrfour hayper market...and more...
Branded names like Boss, Dkny, Laura Ashley, Mango, D&G and more .....
What to pay: Clothes, shoes, Electronices leathers..and more
This is one of the most famous shopping centers in the Middle East... This was the very first City Center in UAE.. after the huge sucess they opened a branch in Ajman.. then Sharjah.. then in other Gulf countries.. AND in Egypt!
It IS very crowded but I like it..
What to buy: Everything you can think of..!
A mammoth of a place - i haven't discovered it completely in my ~ 1 yr of stay!
wot Louvre Museum is to Paris is Deira City centre to Dubai.
Plug-Ins and Axiom on level 2: computers, handhelds, digi cams and mobiles.
IKEA, CarreFour - massive (u get all ur stuff here ... much as other CFs around the world)
What to buy: Everything under the Sun.
The sun itself is scorchy hot tho! (50deg in May)
What to pay: beware of the amt in ur credit card or bank balance!
prepare a shopping list and strictly avoid impulse buying
City Center is the most busy mall and it get everything . Hyper market , Cinema, Resturants.......................Real Mall