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Shopping In Dubai: Best Things to Buy

30 December 2013 | Dubai

When you are holidaying in Dubai you will not be short of things to do. But it is pretty much a given that you will spend more time in the city shopping.


Dubai is a shopping paradise. So get prepared in advance on what sort of things you may want to buy. This is a guide to Dubai’s finest goods. Bargaining is the name of the game in Dubai so never heed to the first price offered to you on any items.

Also Read: How to Bargain Successfully when Shopping in Dubai

Dubai Shopping

Carpet, Coffee and More

Carpet shopping was very popular in the olden days of Dubai. The majority of traditional carpets are well made and boasts high quality craftsmanship.  If your heart is set on a particular carpet, look for it at the Dubai Shopping Festival. You will find a carpet souk where the range is always astounding. If carpets are not your favorite, there is coffee! Traditional coffee pots and cups are favorite trinkets in Dubai.


For fashion freaks, there is no better place than Dubai in the whole world to get the right apparels. All styles are catered for in Dubai. You can choose between expensive boutiques, designer stores and bargain warehouses which have cheap outfits galore. All designer shops also have cheaper options if budget is a constraint.

Dubai Shopping - Clothes

Luxury Dubai holiday makers carrying hard cash can have their own outfit tailor made. Dubai offers the mid path in apparel shopping thanks to reasonable prices and trendy clothing.

Shop Clothes in Dubai

Go to the shopping areas of Karama and Satwa where excellent clothing shops and boutiques are available.


Dubai is renowned for gold, jewelry and watches because of great quality. The prices vary in a wide range, so there is something for everyone’s budget. Dubai’s most famous shopping delight is the gold market and it is perfect for bargain hunters. Holiday makers will be surprised by the prices in relation to the quality of goods available at the gold souk. Even a stroll around the gold souk is education in understanding the vast range and its sheer variety. From delicate jewellery to massive gold ingots in 18, 21, 22 or 24 carat gold at amazing prices, only Dubai can offer you.

Gold Market Dubai

Leather Goods

Paying a little extra for good quality leather goods in Dubai is justified as it will surely pass the test of time, and Dubai’s leather pieces are of high quality and life. From small key rings to handbags and suitcases, you only have to ask.


There is a vast array of perfumes and cosmetics available across Dubai. You will definitely be able to track down all fragrances in the city. Every day new ranges are added. Purchase a personalized fragrance by visiting a local perfumery. They will create a tailor made perfume with a mix of Arabian oils blended to your taste. It can be the perfect treat to bring back to a loved one from your luxury holiday in Dubai.

Wondering where to shop in Dubai?

Dubai is a vibrant shopping destination, with more than 100 shopping centers and malls. Dubai Mall, Burjuman Centre and Mall of The Emirates are among top 10 shopping malls in Dubai.

Mall of Emirates Dubai

Stay in Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai with some explicit shopping ideas, especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival which takes place in January, it will be a great experience if you stay in a Budget Hotel in Dubai where your costs and personal tastes will be evenly balanced to make it memorable.

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