United Arab Emirates Shopping

  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd

United Arab Emirates Shopping

  • Gold Market (Souqs)

    Dubai Shopping

    The gold souk is more than 130 shops all jam-packed with a breathtaking choice of jewellery. The gold is generally 18 carat and sometimes 22 or 24, styles range from Indian to traditional Arab to modern Italian. In my opinion tourism has spoiled the souk somewhat - all the shops used to be crammed with traditional gold jewellery,...

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  • Shops in Karama

    Dubai Shopping

    Home to a lot of Dubai's Indian, Pakistani and Filipino residents, the Karama neighborhood is always buzzing day and night. Terraced shops selling brand name rip-offs, sunglasses, T-shirts, sneakers, shorts, shoes and souvenirs stretch down the long main street -- you'll need a good half day to bargain your way through it all.

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  • Al-Faheidi Street

    Dubai Shopping

    Either side of the Creek, the heart of Dubai, there are two of the older shopping areas - around Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai and between the gold souk & Naif Road in Deira. I prefer them to the ultra-modern shopping malls, the atmosphere is so much better, and there are plenty of bargains to be had, whatever you're buying. They are also much...

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  • Dubai City Center

    Dubai Shopping

    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. A range of Items and little...

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  • Mercado Mall

    Dubai Shopping

    Mercato Mall is in the upmarket beachside suburb of Jumeirah, and the style of the mall reflects that. It's designed to represent Venice - and considering it's a new shopping mall it's actually a pretty good interpretation of Venice. There are the usual designer stores, a supermarket, plenty of very nice food outlets, cafes & restaurants,...

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  • Dubai Duty Free

    Dubai Shopping

    We bought a camera in DDF, and we were given a worldwide warranty ticket. When we were back at home we found out that the camera was not OK and tried to get service locally but got a reply from the manufacturer official service that Dubai warranty is not covered in Europe! We contacted Dubai duty free officials and got an assuring reply that they...

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  • Sheesha (Flavoured Tobacco)

    Dubai Shopping

    You don't have to be a smoker to enjoy shisha. I am not a smoker, but i enjoy smoking shisha once in a while with some friends. Just chilling out and chit chat. There are a lot places that sell shisha pipe, i would suggest to buy it from a small shops around Naif Road area or spice souq area. The price slightly higher if you buy from Deira City...

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  • Lamcy Plaza

    Dubai Shopping

    Built in 1997, Lamcy is one of the "older" malls (for Dubai-standards). It's a 5-storey shopping center, offering anything you might be looking for. Lamcy has a huge food-court and childrens play-area/arcade, both located on the ground floor. Noteworthy: - We took a coffeebreak in the London Tower Bridge Cafe, located on the 4th floor and...

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  • Wafi City

    Dubai Shopping

    Wafi Shopping Mall is part of the Egyptian Style Wafi City. The mall is one of the most luxurious and upscale shopping destinations in Dubai, home to designers the likes of Versace and Gianfranco Ferre. Wafi mall is 2 storeys high, with a somewhat meager food-court on the 3rd floor. However, there are excellent restaurants (like Elements...

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  • Dubai Shopping Festival

    Dubai Shopping

    It's all about discounts if u go there on shopping fest. Try dubai mall,emirates mall for clothes Try wafi city for local souvenirs and things like that. Rosenary, carpet, souvenirs, clothes Rosenary-about 60 aed for normal ones Souvenirs 50 aed approximately

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  • keep away the evil eye

    the antique shops in Sharjah above the gold shops is a veritable Aladdin's cave. Old things left behind by Europeans vie with Arab mashrabiyas, Indian carved goods etc. You can spend ages, and a fortune just rummaging through them. Looking for an inexpensive gift? The blue , white and black protective 'eyes' make a simple gift, whether the...

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  • Enjoyable shopping in Sharjah

    The "Blue Souq" (Souq Al Markazi or Central Souq) is an interesting, if slightly shambolic, shopping centre hosting around 600 shops in two wings. The ground floor shops tend to stock gold and expensive designer clothes, with the upper level containing shops stocking carpets and curios from as far afield as Afghanistan and Tibet. Haggling over...

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  • This is the big one!

    You'll need a map and lots of time to explore this massive mall. There are over 400 outlets and it even houses an indoor ski slope.You can find one of everything here and things you didn't even know existed.There are lots of cafes, entertainment for the young ones.

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  • Exclusive

    This is an exclusive Egyptian themed mall featuring Pyramids as part of the roof.There a a huge number of shops spread over many layers and the interesting layout of the mall doesn't make it seem busy.There are a number of cafes and bars and even a club and spa. There is also an underground souk as part of this massive complex.Very worth while.

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  • Traditional Arab shopping at the Souks

    Going to the diferent souk in Dubai can sometimes feel like traveling back in time Gold and Incense they are very cheap here. most places prices can be negotiated

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  • Western Style shopping at its best

    This is one of the biggest shopping centers I have ever visited outside the U.S. here you can get almost anything you want, Modern clothes, CD's what ever its an awesome western style mall Whatever you want... Prices are what you could expect to pay at any fancy mall anywhere...

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  • everywhere, everything

    Shop until you drop, or until you credit gets exhausted…that’s reason for millions who arrived in Dubai. Bring your children too, in case you credit limit exceeds 10k euros.And spending everything on shopping is not necessarily a bad thing, as it keeps the world turning and feeds many all around you.I did not do any shopping in Dubai this...

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  • poor shopping

    There’re only 2 shops in this rather small and uninteresting duty free area, where it is most unlikely to find real bargains. If you have enough time between flights for a ride to Dubai, you’ll find “duty-free” malls everywhere.

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  • Over the top, but very nicely done

    There was once this discoverer by the name of Ibn Battuta (sort of the Arab equivalent of Marco Polo i suppose). He travelled to Andalucia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China. Then there was once (not so long ago) a developer who thought it would be a nice idea to build a mall consisting of different sections, each devoted (decoration-wise) to...

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  • Gold Souk

    An abundance of gold at a great price. Just walking through the gates gives you a sense of the wealth of this region.

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  • Try the dates...

    Amongst all the various fruits for sale there is a row of stalls specialising in one of my favourites, fresh dates. Desert country, palm trees, dates go together naturally and no fruit could be more local, so try a selection to get the true local flavour. There is a huge choice of different types of dates, from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar,...

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  • stop by the road

    Along the road when travelling to places like Khor Fakkan there are many small local shops selling everything from fruit and vegetables, pottery and clothing. Much cheaper than in the towns too. Gold What your pocket can afford

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  • Simply all

    GREAT: Chocolate, Persian carpets, Electronics, Cars, Laptops, Super sunglasses, Perfumes, Fashion, Make up, CD's...in short all that a person could ever imagine, will find in UAEa very opened place, cosmopolitan, and really different prices, the real good, cheap and expensive, and even sometimes: Cosmic ones!Argh!!! No limits when you have

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  • Shop til you drop

    The mall is decent size. It is three stories high with plenty of shops, money exchanges, and food courts. Anything you want to buy while you're in Dubai should be easily found at the City Center Mall.

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  • guitars/drums/keyboards

    this tip is for all muso's working or about to work in dubai. ok there are a lot of instrument shops near the 'fish roundabout'most taxi drivers will know this place....easy to spot because there is a large chrome fish statue in the centre of the roundabout.there are two shops at karama worth checking out. one is next to the market in a side...

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  • markets v shopping centres

    from my own experiences, shopping for clothes at karama market is wasted time and money. if you are not of slim build and medium height, forget it! better off shopping for specials at bur juman or city centre shopping centres. maybe karama is better shopping for women's clothing??? good range of fashion for the 12 to 30 age group or for muso's...

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  • Malls or markets

    Although malls abound-City Centre, Burjaman, Wafi centre, Mercato, Sahara,Oasis etc in Dubai- all of which are great and you can spend hours window shopping, there are also local markets which probably haven't changed for decades. Some are very picturesque as well as stocking local produce , and selling much cheaper than in the shops.The picture is...

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  • For those in transit...

    Shop around those small kiosks in the upper level for sand frames. Each contained seven type of coloured sands from the seven emirates.The sands varied in colour due to their content, weather, etc. A nice little gift. Expect to pay USD10 for a 4R sized sand frame.

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  • General shopping

    The most complete shopping complex in Dubai city centre. Boasting hundreds of shop units selling from various goods. There are many restaurants and a large foodcourt selling food and delicacies from various countries, e.g. Italian, Chinese, Persian, etc.For those looking for groceries and do-it-yourself equipment, Diera City Center offers Carrefour...

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  • Hatta Heritage Village, pottery

    In the UAE there are a lot of shopping possiblities in the large towns in the famous souks and shopping malls.In Hatta in the Heritage Village I found this very cheap and lovely local pottery.I like pottery, but finally I could resist to buy this fragile stuff. So I only brought this picture home.

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  • Golden market

    It is a real pleasure for european woman to find herself in unusual surrounding, i mean oriental market.Our first acquaintance was few years ago and to that moment i knew all nuances i could meet in a such place,exploring it in a complete lonality. I was ready, but all my fears have gone. Ordinary market fluently became one sparcling golden street.

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  • I wish i could have a private airplane!

    Shopping in the Emirates is a real pleasure! Malls filled with perfect goods from famous brands under the lowest prices . I've bought a lot of presents , things for the flat decoration.What a pity that my bagage might be limited...such a big quantity of nessesary goods i haven't seen ever in my life in one place.

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  • Our recommended in Dubai

    Dubai is the most visited city by the tourists. So I am producing a list of shopping centers that we recommend for visiting. One great feature in the shopping centers of the UAE is games, cinemas, international food or other activity that one can do after shopping.Local / economic stuff: 1. Al Naef (Nasir Square) 2. Souq Al kabirJewellery:Al Manal...

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  • Old.. and modern!

    Almajarrah Souq is in Sharjah.. in an old area which is called the "Old Souq (market)"..You can see more pictures of Almajarrah Souq in my album.. so check it out... :) Almajarrah Souq is an old fashioned mall which includes lots of shops and lots of goods.. you can find whatever you want.. Well, it depends on what you wana buy...!

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  • Gold Souq, Dubai

    The gold souqs of the Gulf have achieved the weary status of a cliche. Yes, there is lots of Gold. Yes, some of the craftsmanship is unique to the region, but much of it is from India. You will not find much in the way of 'bedouin' jewelry, but you will find many crass, modern designs. You might be amazed by the sheer number of gold shops, but a...

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  • A mall to end all malls

    The City Center Mall is precisely what you would expect from an oil-rich country with a high standard of living - the lap of luxury. Every conceivable costly name-brand from Europe and America is represented here, and at a heavy discount. Clothes and shoes. WatchesJewelryComputers Dubai is a free-trade port, so no taxes of any kind. Expect...

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