Dubai has become the shopper’s paradise, due to its low import duties and taxes. In Dubai, wherever you go, you will find shops, souks, shopping malls and amazing Christmas deals. Local malls draw a large tourist population every year, particularly during the famous shopping festivals and at Christmas. The city has the highest number of shopping malls in the world. Most malls are enormous in size, having hundreds of shops, international brand retailers and specialty shops. The malls are associated with restaurants, food courts, ATM’s and other public facilities. It is very difficult to compare and tell the best mall among them all because each of them is different and special in its own unique way. So check out our recommendations and go on an amazing Christmas shopping tour!
Dubai Mall is supposed to be the world’s largest shopping mall, which opened on November, 2008. It is the most premier destination for shopping, lifestyle and entertainment. Currently the mall has accommodation for more than 1200 stores and a long list of world class attractions. The shopping mall features world’s largest gold souks having around 220 retailers. It also has a Fashion Catwalk atrium, Fashion Island with international branded stores including clothing and lingerie brands, jewelry shops. Oasis Fountain Waterfall and Waterfront atrium. The mall has a large ice skating rink where you can enjoy adventure sports like ice-skating. A world class aquarium is developed as a wall of the mall. You can enjoy your shopping while viewing hundreds of marine animals through the transparent acrylic viewing panel. The mall also includes a hotel, more than 100 restaurants and 22 cinema screens.
Mall of the Emirates
Prior to opening of Dubai Mall, it was the largest shopping mall in Middle East with a beautiful interior. Other than the normal shopping arena for many international brands, the mall features a 14 screen movie theater, a gaming enclave and a dramatic theater hall. However, the most unique specialty of this mall is the indoor ski facility, which is one of the largest within the world.
City Center Shopping Mall
This mall was the most popular shopping destination of all Dubai Malls till last year. Whatever be your requirement, you will find it in this Deira shopping mall. The mall includes shopping, entertainment and leisure activities. Within the 2 levels of the mall, you will find more than 300 shops for a variety of products and services. The shopping mall is the place for popular retailer Carrefour and IKEA furniture and accessories. There are 11 cinema screens, food court and multiple restaurants. An 11 story office tower, showrooms for famous branded cars, hotel and Magic Planet-the dedicated leisure area for kids, are also part of the shopping mall.
The Lamcy Plaza is the home for a wide variety of shops. During Christmas time, the mall hosts the tallest Christmas tree in Dubai. The plaza is known for family shopping facilities with lots of activities for kids. The items are not too expensive and you will find many international brands under one roof at this shopping mall.
Wafi Shopping Mall
The Wafi Shopping Mall is one of the most expensive Dubai Malls. It offers you more than 200 shops for high quality items of fashion, electronics, jewelries, watches and many more. Here you will definitely find something for everyone of your family. The mall is built like a pyramid and it sprawls over 4 floors. The Encounter Zone is a family entertainment center where you can enjoy with your kids.