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The Top 7 best Shopping malls in Dubai

The city is recognized as the famous best shopping malls in dubai the world because it has got the all options when it comes to shopping places.  

If you want to see the example, then you can go to any giant shopping mall where you can find a lot of variety.  

You want to do shopping in the budget then you can go to Deira souk, Bur Dubai souk where can-do shopping at lower price. 

Due to lot of shopping options in Dubai you may confused so in order to make it easy for you we recommend some best shopping malls in Dubai that you should must visit- 

Index: 

  1. Dubai mall 
  2. Mall of the Emirates 
  3. Deira souk 
  4. Global village  
  5. Dubai Outlet Village  
  6. Souk al Madinat 
  7. Conclusion
  8. FAQs

Dubai mall

an image of Dubai mall entrance which is the best shopping malls in Dubai

Dubai mall is the second largest shopping mall in Dubai by total land area.  it counts in one of the best shopping malls in Dubai.

This is located next to Burj Khalifa in downtown and opened in 8th November 2008.  

Dubai mall has more than 1200 retail shops, more than 100 restaurants. Apart from this, Dubai mall covers 1.2 million sq. meters which is equivalent to 200 football pitches.  

Dubai mall is the perfect Centre for fun and entertainments such as Kidzania, Dubai ice-rink, Dubai aquarium and multiple screen cinema. 

For shopaholic peoples more than 75 signature outlets will beckon for your attention.  

Dubai mall has opened fashion avenue where you can experience the latest collection from world’s famous designers.  

You can also find some jewelry outlet in the mall. So, now there should be no confusion that you should visit the Dubai mall or not. 

Website

Mall of the Emirates 

inside picture or views of Mall of the emirates

This is popular shopping mall in Dubai owned by Majid Al Futtaim property.  

it is located in al Barsha.  

Mall of the emirates has 600 stores including one of the popular attraction ski Dubai. It is recognized in top 5 shopping mall in Dubai by Forbes.  

Some other attractions are rock climbing at Go sports and VOX cinemas. 

It has four popular shopping outlets- jimmy choo, Versace etc.  

If we talk about accessibility then it is connected with mall of the Emirates metro station and bus station. You can take taxi or your private car as well at main entrance.  

Some popular restaurants are Dean & Deluca, Texas De Brazil, Tribes and Hallab etc. So, I think it all inclusive package where you can do shopping, indoor activities and enjoy delicious food. 

Also Read: The Top 6 best tourist places to visit in Dubai

Deira souk

main entrance of Deira gold souk

Dubai image or reputation was established as a commercial Centre for trading from all over the world in 19th century.  

it is old theme/architecture best shopping malls in Dubai.

Dubai is only one emirate in UAE that dependent on trading rather than oil.  

However, in modern time shops or souk has shifted to world-class famous shopping malls. but still these old souks are essential and important part of every tourist’s itinerary.  

Souk is an Arabic word that means market or bazaar. 

Type of souk- 

Gold souk:  

some jewellary in gold souk shops

The gold souk is best and famous market in the world.  

In gold souk you will see plenty of jewelry shops selling pieces made with gold, silver and precious stone. 

Price of an item in gold market are based on the market rate. however, every shop has different charges for workmanship and price can be negotiated also. 

Spice souk:  

various types of spices at spice souk

It is also located in Deira. you can get there by abra/boat ride.  

Here you will find a lot of different variety of spices that imported from the Iran, India, Pakistan etc. 

Most important thing that I will suggest you that whenever you visit such places you should not forget bargaining or negotiation. because I have seen some tourists cheated by agents or shop owner.  

So, you should be aware of these things when you plan to go here. you can travel by alternative option metro.  

There are two station there- al ghuabaiba station or al fahidi metro station. 

Also read: Where to stay in Dubai (2020)

Bur Dubai Souk: 

an image of bur dubai souk shops

Bur Dubai souk is a traditional bazaar that every traveler must visit when they are in Dubai or planning to come here.  

You can find variety of textile fabric with surrounding of sarees, tailoring & spices shops. apart from this category you will find, spices shops and food restaurant.  

This market is usually opening from 10:00 am to 10:30pm. Here another market also that is known as the Meena Bazaar which is like little India of Dubai. This is just 10 minutes walking from Bur Dubai souk. here you can get variety of international goods along with jewelry shops. 

This all things are under budget. Meena bazaar is located on Khalid bin al Waleed street and you can get there by metro, taxi and buses. after shopping, you can go to restaurant and bars.

This market is fulfilled with delicious food in every street. some of them are- Gujrati and Delhi dishes, Rangoli vegetarian restaurant. you can even taste street food of Dubai. 

usually, it crowded with many people so if you are using your own vehicles then you may have to face the parking space problem which is very common in Dubai. 

it is also affordable best shopping malls in Dubai.

Global village 

an image of global village entrance

Global village is located on sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed road.  

It’s the world-largest multicultural seasonal park and MENA’s first cultural, shopping and entertainment destination.  

It has more than different 90 countries pavilion with best performance from the artist all over the world. 

It was started in 1996 with some no of pavilion on the creek side then it shifted near Wafi mall for 5 years.  

Today it has become one of the top tourists place in every tourist’s itinerary.  

Approximately, 7 million visitor comes every season to visit global village. 

The admission fee is 15 AED. 

Some figures (according to Wikipedia) 

Year  Numbers of Visitor 
2019 5.6 Million 
2019 7 Million 

From my prospective, global village is an ultimate fun, entertainment, foodie destination.  

it’s made for every type of traveler such as kids, couples, family & friends etc.  

The important thing about global village is that people who cannot afford world-wide tour package or can’t explore different tourists’ destination. 

Global village will be better package for them because as I said earlier it has more than 90 pavilions from all over the world. Each country has different culture, tradition and values. 

Dubai outlet village: 

an image of souk madinat jumeirah

Dubai outlet shopping mall is located on Dubai-Al Ain road and opened in 2007.  

It is developed and owned al Ahli holding group.  

The special thing about this mall is that local and tourists come here to shopping within their budget.  

In this mall you will get to shopping at Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s and Boutique 1.  

you can get better clothes on good price at end of season price.  

Dubai outlet mall is also better place for interior home décor. Even Dubai outlet mall is one of the best places for bargaining. 

Souk Al Madinat 

Souk al Madinat is market which is based on traditional theme best shopping malls in Dubai.

It is located in Madinat Jumeirah resort near Burj al Arab.  

The nearest metro is mall of the emirates station which is 1 mile far from souk.  

It has more than 75 open shuttered shops which includes galleries, museum, bars and restaurant.  

This shopping spot is inspired from ancient market.  

Here you can buy various jewelry, antique thing and even handicrafts product.  

So, in modern time if you want to experience the traditional taste in souk of Dubai. Then it will be good choice for you.  

Souk al Madinat opens 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 10:00pm. 

Website

Also read: Dubai’s Culture and heritage sites, City highlights and amazing historical facts

Conclusion 

Hopefully After reading this blog you will be know how shopping Is very broad in Dubai. Believe me! I have been living here in the last 10 years but I haven’t visited all shopping spot in Dubai. and when we talk about the variety and prices In Dubai mall you will find a lot of world’s famous brand & clothes. If you just went for visiting such places then you will not able to control yourself to buy something. Some people are worried about price how do they afford it so don’t worry. There are some places (Bur Dubai, Deira, outlet village) where you can get more in less price. So, Dubai’s prospective in shopping is extremely big and famous.  

FAQs 

Q.1 Is Madinat Jumeirah souk free? 

Ans.- yes 

Q.2 Which is the biggest mall in Dubai? 

Ans.- Dubai mall (12 million sq. feet) 

Q.3 Where is Dubai spice souk? 

Ans.- It is located b/w Deira and Dubai gold souk. 

Q.4 Is global village opens all year? 

Ans.- No, usually happens from November to may in a year. 

Q.5 How far is global village from Dubai mall? 

Ans.- 15km 

Q.6 How long did it take to build the Dubai frame? 

Ans.- The construction was started in 2013 by Dubai municipality and completed in 1 Jan. 2018. 

Q.7 Who built the Dubai frame? 

Ans.- Fernado Donis (Rotterdam based architect) designed the structure in 2008 for a competition organized by Dubai municipality and the German company ThyssenKrupp Elevator. 

Q.8 How many parking spaces in Dubai mall? 

Ans.- it had 14000+parking space in Dubai mall. In previous year (2019) they add 5000 parking more in opposite side of Dubai mall that known as Zabeel parking. 

Hello Everyone, I am abrar hussain. i live in Dubai since 2017. I have done my diploma in tourism sector from Dubai college of tourism. Recently, i am doing my family business in Dubai which is in transportation sector. apart from that i am passionate about blogging, digital marketing etc.
Thanks

Abrar hussainhttp://www.ubrbusservice.com
Hello Everyone, I am abrar hussain. i live in Dubai since 2017. I have done my diploma in tourism sector from Dubai college of tourism. Recently, i am doing my family business in Dubai which is in transportation sector. apart from that i am passionate about blogging, digital marketing etc. Thanks
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