Dubai, UAE: A Shopper’s Paradise!
One of the most popular reasons for planning a trip to Dubai is of course this glittering city’s reputation as a shoppers’ paradise. The entire city is dotted with malls that put to shame almost all the malls of the other cities. Besides this, another reason behind the importance of the city as a major shopping destination is the fact that almost every thing that you can buy here is heavily discounted. The reason behind the reduced prices is course the fact that the United Arab Emirates has no duty on any of the goods sold or bought in its jurisdiction. As a part of this cause, almost everything that you buy in Dubai is at a strikingly cheaper price. Thus, whether you are shopping for gold or for electronics, the malls of Dubai are sure to spoil you for choice, while making sure that it puts a smile on your face as well as your wallet!
Located just around 5 miles away from the main center of the city of Dubai, the Dubai Mall is one of the most important shopping malls of the city and a definite must visit if you are an ardent shopper. Here the shopping experience has been revolutionized. This shopper’s paradise has over 1,200 stores. It also host’s world-class attractions. With an indoor aquarium, this mall is in fact more than just a location for shopping. It is more of a tourist attractions, like most of the shopping malls of the city actually are. Whether you want to shop for clothing or jewelry, almost all the major brands of the world can be found here including of course several grocery outlets as well!
The Mall of the Emirates is the second most popular shopping mall in Dubai with an architectural pattern that has to be seen to be believed. Just six years old, this mall is located in the heart of New Dubai and offers the shopper much more than just retail outlets. It blends shopping, leisure and family entertainment to give the visitor a one-of-a-kind experience. There are 520 international brands available here. If a break from the days shopping is what you need, you can visit one of the 85 coffee shops and restaurants in the mall. The perfect blend of class and glamour, the Mall of the Emirates is a definite must visit if you love shopping.
The Wafi City Mall is another of the famous malls of the city of Dubai. Home to several major designer houses of the world, the Wafi City Mall is an important player in the overall list of the major shopping malls in the city. The mall which is themed in the form of an Egyptian city is an exotic place to shop or just roam around. Enjoy a world-class art exhibition or a live roof-top garden music performance. The mall is also home to some of the best-loved restaurants in the city in which you can sample the cuisines of just about any part of the world.