Top Shopping Malls in Dubai
Have you ever wondered why people from all over the world flock to Dubai? The answer is simple: Shopping.
Arguably Dubai is the world’s shopping capital, which is only enhanced by the warm weather and sunny conditions prevalent almost year-round. Add that to zero value-added tax and a desire from the UAE government to become a trade and retail centre, and you get the capital of global retail—Dubai.
Here are some of the top shopping malls in Dubai.
What can be said of Dubai Mall that has not already been stated? With over half a million square metres of space, it is the largest and most visited mall in the world. In 2014 alone the mall welcomed more than 80 million visitors.
If over 1,200 stores are not enough to satisfy you, then you can visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
The highlight of this huge marine park is the submerged tunnel giving a 270-degree field view of all the wonderful creatures that inhabit the aquatic realm. Back at the mall, you can find some of the world’s leading brands and designers, with stores like Valentino, Gucci and Ralph Lauren.
Mall of the Emirates
With over 200,000 square metres of retail space and much, much more, the Mall of the Emirates is a mall and a shopping resort. The mall offers some of the world’s top brands such as DKNY, Apple, 21, and Boutique 1, amongst more than 630 retail outlets. For fashion lovers, there is the Fashion Dome and Luxury Wing, which showcases the talents of some of the world’s leading designers.
If you want a shopping respite or just want to relax, then you can visit Magic Planet, which is a family theme park.
Another one of Dubai’s mall that so perfectly mixes shopping, entertainment, dining, and lifestyle options.
BurJuman’s latest addition is the Vox Cinema, which hosts 14 screens.
The mall is located in the heart of the heritage and business district of Dubai, Bur Dubai. Shopping options at BurJuman are varied, from high-end fashion labels and more mainstream brands. In the mall, you can find Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, as well as H&M.
Dubai Outlet Mall
A truly large outlet mall, the Dubai Outlet Mall first opened for business in 2007. With discounts ranging from 30% to 90%, Dubai Outlet Mall is a very popular shopping destination. The mall, which is part of the bigger Dubai Outlet City, offers 240 stores providing almost every imaginable brand, including Fred Perry, Mango, and Coach.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Taking its name from the legendary Moroccan traveller and explorer Ibn Battuta, this themed mall is unique. Mixing adventure and shopping at the world’s largest theme mall, this is truly an experience to savour.
The mall is subdivided into six distinct and individual shopping precincts, each with its flavour. Top retailers Geant, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams can all be found at Ibn Battuta mall.
If you love shopping or are on the hunt for some bargains, then Dubai is the place for you. The shopping malls mentioned above are only some of the best that Dubai has to offer. Ultimately Dubai has something that will meet the taste of every kind of shopper. Along with Abu Dhabi and the malls available there, the UAE is truly a shoppers’ paradise.
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