Calling all luxury lovers! Whether you’re a window shopper or avid shopaholic, Dubai tops traveller wish lists for the world’s best shopping destinations. This city is filled with boutiques and malls stocking luxuries in abundance. Rovers can enjoy a comfy stay in the city that’s easy on the wallet so there’s all the more budget to put towards buying goodies.
Shopping sprees in Dubai are in a class of their own. Here’s a rundown of the top luxury spots for shopping and retail experiences.
The Dubai Mall
This iconic mall is a bucket-list destination in itself. It’s among the world’s largest malls where you can find just about everything you desire including the famous Dubai Fountain and awesome views of Burj Khalifa. That said, there is no shortage of luxury stores here, with the Dubai Mall boasting over 1,200 stores and its very own Fashion Avenue featuring luxury fashion labels. You can visit renowned department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Level Shoes and Galeries Lafayette for a little bit of everything. What’s more, you’ll be steps away from enjoying the Dubai Fountain show with your bags in hand.
The Outlet Village
If you’re after the luxury goodies without the price tags to match, head to the Outlet Village. It’s set in a Tuscan-style setup at the edge of Dubai. You’ll find all sorts of high-end discounts and department stores to stock the labels you’ve been pining for.
Gold & Diamond Park
The Gold & Diamond Park offers a luxury shopping experience brought to you by the Emaar. Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, you can set your eyes on jewellery and bullion worth millions. It is home to some of the world’s finest jewellery, gemstones, precious stones, gold, silver, and luxe accessories. Custom designs can be crafted by skilled artisans while you enjoy culinary delights at the cafés and restaurants.
Mall of the Emirates
More than 630 shops call this glass-top mall home in Dubai. You’ll find your fair share of high-street labels and designer stores filled with luxury items in the mall’s Fashion District. There are cafes for coffee breaks in between and—if you’re with the family—the kids can enjoy the entertainment on offer while you shop, with many tasty foodie spots available to all after a day of spending.
For a luxe shopping retreat that has an in-house spa to boot, WAFI is your destination of choice. You’ll find a range of boutique stores at this lifestyle centre which has been designed in true Egyptian architecture and style, complete with columns, glass pyramids, and pictures of the various pharaohs. There are a number of fine dining establishments and a club, making a trip to this mall a full day’s experience!
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
For an alternative shopping experience decked in old-world charm, head to this rendition of a traditional souk. The stores are dotted in between alleyways, with a range of jewellery, fashion and souvenirs on offer. Grab a bite to eat along the river bank that runs through this one-of-a-kind destination.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Set foot in the world’s largest themed mall, with architecture and decor that’ll transport you to a Moroccan dream. It is designed to showcase the experiences of the 14th-century explorer Ibn Battuta who hailed from Marrakesh. Here, you’ll find name brands to shop and a host of souvenir stores with special trinkets to add to your collection.
Jumeirah Emirates Shopping Boulevard
Ready to shop with the stars? This is one of the city’s most glamorous shopping destinations. Stars and splurges alike visit this mall for its shops and gardens, with lakes and waterfalls to add to the elite experience that awaits its visitors.
While December marks the start of the Dubai Shopping Festival—a month-long time for all-out shopping and competitions galore—avid shoppers don’t have to wait that long to explore the luxury shopping destinations scattered across Dubai. To echo the viral TikTok clip about Dubai being the destination of happiness, we say: “Habibi, come to Dubai.”
That wraps up the city’s luxury shopping hotspots. Ready, set, splurge.
The options for shopping in Dubai are endless, so you’ll be close to the boutiques, malls and stores from any one of our hotels. Book your stay with us at Rove and you’ll be on your way to shopping to your heart’s content.