Dubai is a paradise for shopaholics. In fact, the city is often referred to as the shopping capital of the Middle East. Whatever you want, whether it’s designer brands, gold, textiles, Dubai’s got it. Here you can discover the best shopping spots in the city.
Dubai Shopping Mall
Dubai Shopping Mall is like no other. It’s part of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and is home to more than 1,200 shops, a plethora of eateries, as well as an aquarium and Olympic size ice-rink! This doesn’t sound like a regular shopping mall, does it? And that’s because it’s not. Dubai doesn’t do anything by halves and this prestigious shopping mall is no different.
Dubai Shopping Mall provides the ultimate experience so if you love to shop until you drop, be sure to visit this shopper’s paradise; you won’t be disappointed.
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Whilst this may be one of the city’s quieter malls, it’s well worth a visit. Why? Well, for starters, it’s home to the Wafi Gourmet, Dubai’s acclaimed gourmet deli counter. So, when you fancy breaking up your shopping spree with a bite to eat, you know you can tuck into truly tasty food.
Wafi Mall offers independent stores, including local boutiques; therefore your shopping experience will be like no other, particularly as this mall also boasts a collection of impressive artwork. Fancy taking artwork home as a souvenir? Then purchase a piece at one of the many galleries here.
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Are you planning a holiday to Dubai? Well, aren’t you lucky! However, if you’ve never been to this stunning city before, you’ll want to know some tips. Take a look at our trusty tips to learn things you need to know before travelling to Dubai.
1. Book the Burj Khalifa
You’re hardly going to visit Dubai and miss out on visiting the world’s tallest building, are you? But, if you don’t book in advance, you might.
The Burj Khalifa is a hugely popular tourist attraction that provides a high-speed journey all the way to the observation deck on level 124. Fast track tickets on the day are limited, plus they’re at least double the price! Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment…and a dented bank account!
2. Find Out What’s Going On
Dubai is a once in a lifetime destination, so make sure you do your research and find out if there are any events on during your holiday. The city always has events and activities taking place so, no matter how short your trip, you’re bound to catch at least one.
However, the last thing you want is to discover that you’ve missed out on a music festival, sporting event or any other exciting affair, just because you weren’t organised enough to put these dates in your diary. Find out about upcoming events and activities in advance to avoid missing out.
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3. Check Your Prescriptions
Some medication, be it prescribed or over the counter, is banned in the UAE so if you take prescribed drugs, make sure you check that they are pe...
Believe it or not, Dubai is home to an abundance of beautiful parks. So, not only is it one of the world’s best shopping cities and renowned for its spectacular architecture, the city doesn’t lack in stunning green spaces either! Discover Dubai’s best loved parks and gardens here:
Located in the heart of old Dubai, between Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge, is Creek Park. However, it’s not just any old park. As well as boasting 96 hectares of lush lawns, flower gardens, sculpted mazes and nature trails, Creek Park is also home to the Dubai Dolphinarium and Children’s City play room.
Sounds pretty special doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. And to top it all off, the park also has a cable car ride too, so you can take in views of the city whilst 30m up in the air.
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Who would have thought that you could access Wi-Fi at a park? Only in Dubai, hey. With Smart Palm trees installed, that pump out a free connection, Zabeel Park is the first in the city to be technology based. Therefore, this green haven is a must-visit.
However, other than Smart Palm trees, the park also has 10,000 real trees! And flocks of parakeets have made this beautifully landscaped park their home.
Zabeel Park also hosts activities, including mini golf and a cricket pitch, as well as various tracks. Plus, The Ripe Food and Craft Market makes an appearance at this park every Friday! Be sure to turn up to Gate 2 to find a selection of goodies worth haggling for. This 47.5 hectare iconic park is full of fun.
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Safa Park opened in 1975, making it one of the oldest parks in Dubai. The 64 hectare landmark is extremely popular, what with it being home to picnic and barbeque areas, as well as three lakes...
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