There are all sorts of shopping malls in Dubai, that vary from the extra elegant till the ones which are better for the shopping of cheaper goods. There are also several shopping malls in Dubai, which are famous for their additional attractions such as the Mall of the Emirates for Ski Dubai and the Dubai Mall for housing the biggest aquarium in the world. Deira City Centre is famous for its Carrefour and BurJuman Shopping Mall has an additional attraction that makes it one of the highest visited shopping malls of Dubai. Let us look around in the BurJuman mall to see what we can find here.
Dubai built BurJuman Center when it started to realise its huge potentials, that next to being the world leaders of business, it can also do a large makeover to be one of the most attractive touristic spots. BurJuman Center was among the first huge shopping centres, housing several international brands. As it is very easy to locate in the historical centre, BurJuman Center is always a suggested facility to visit.
BurJuman Shopping Mall is located in the Bui Dubai area of Dubai. Bur Dubai is considered the Madinat of Dubai, the old town part, which is among the best-visited parts of the city, famous for its old houses of Al Bastakiya and also giving a beautiful view to the water of Dubai Creek. The district is also famous for housing the Grand Mosque, the biggest and most beautiful mosque of Dubai, the old Maktoum Residence. It serves as a Museum and famous for its Dubai Museum which is housed by the oldest standing building of Dubai, a strong fort which is definitely a must see building when you make a sightseeing around Dubai. BurJuman Centre is one of the newest shopping malls of Dubai and it was built with the intention of creating a luxury mall, which is packed with stores selling the high profile luxury brands in Bur Dubai. This way, BurJuman mall is definitely a great place for the luxury shopper, you can find all the biggest brands over here, with Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and you can find lots of high profile jewelleries in this mall as well selling the best watches and jewelry sets which you can find on the market.
BurJuman Center lies in the old downtown of Dubai, called the Bur Dubai district. This district is very famous, and one of the most popular spot of tourists, a great place for cultural tours with Grand Mosque and the Dubai Museum also located here. Within Bur Dubai, tourists especially visit the Al Bastakiya quarter, which was restored how it looked like long time ago, with beautiful narrow streets and historical, unique looking buildings.
Bur Dubai situates at the delta of Dubai Creek, facing Deira, the other old town district from the other side. BurJuman Center is one of the biggest shopping malls of Dubai, built in the middle of the Nineties, when the need for luxury shopping had started to increase, together with the number of visitors in Dubai.
BurJuman Center is one traditional shopping mall that houses no extra attractions yet, but many shops of different types. Therefore, if you would like to see a good collection of Arabic taste shops, mixed up with some well-known brands, then visit BurJurman Center. Alternatively, if you would also like to have refreshment drink and lunch during your cultural tour in the Medina of Bur Dubai, then BurJuman Center stands out to be a great place as well. Next to Arabic fashion stores, you may see some great stores of Indian fashion too, dedicated to the vast number of Indians and Pakistanis living and working in Dubai. You can also see Dubai’s love toward the Indian movies and style.
If you have high expectation such as sky-high fountains or cinema multiplexes then you will get disappointed. So do not get prepared for anything extreme over here, at least not yet. However, on the contrary, it is indeed a nice, a lot more relaxed shopping centre, where people do not run; instead, you can relax a little bit, just as others do.
The other advantage of BurJuman is that, a Red Line metro stop is right next to it, so it is a very cosy solution, to see a good quality shopping centre without the usual hassle. BurJuman Center will soon get some extensions to be able to keep up with the latest, trendiest shopping places. It will have cinemas and some entertainment complexes in its extended parts shortly. In addition, just recently BurJuman Centre has built a couple of high quality apartment houses in this beautiful district of Dubai, specifically for foreigners to buy. There is also a hotel together with a business centre in form of a tower called BurJuman Business Tower. All these now are part of the BurJuman Complex. The Saudi Arabian Rotana Company will develop these later projects.
BurJuman shopping centre though is the most famous for one alone standing store: this is the Saks Fifth Avenue, the one and only in the Middle East. Saks has made a huge step when it has decided to make its very first department store outside the United States. Saks Fifth Avenue is the most luxurious types of department stores and it is world famous for selling the most expensive luxury brands in the world. There is no first class brand that you would not find in here, when we talk about fashion or jewellery. From the worldwide famous Manolo Blahnik shoes to Burberry, Saks is a real paradise for the luxury shopper and therefore it receives a huge number of visitors day by day. Apart from the luxury stores, there is so much more at BurJuman Mall to see and once you get hungry, you can take a break at one of the cafeterias or restaurants of the shopping mall.
We can only recommend you to visit the BurJuman Shopping Mall for its greatness of variety when it comes to any sorts of luxury goods. The mall can be easily reached with the Dubai Metro and its one of the most beautiful shopping malls of Dubai, definitely being worth visiting.