Do In Dubai

Shopping Hours

Shops are open on a split shift from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Shopping centers open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm all week. Some close for Friday prayers from 11:30 to 1:30 pm.

Shopping Malls

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the region’s premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world–class attractions, The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience. An impressive array of leisure activities includes various adventure sport attractions, as well as the more serene pursuit of ice–skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where outdoor brunch can be followed by the delights of the big screen, and where a 21st century gold souk is set alongside a world class aquarium. Imagine perusing the latest designer fashion under the watchful eye of a giant sea turtle! A trip to The Dubai Mall is a shopping experience like no other.

Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates is home to over 450 retailers and features a complete range of entertainment options including Ski Dubai - the first indoor ski destination in the Middle East, Magic Planet – the largest indoor family entertainment centre in the country, a 14–screen Vox Cinema and the Dubai Community Arts and Theatre, with a 500 seat–theatre and art gallery. It also has over 70 restaurants and coffee shops, with everything from fast-food to themed restaurants and exclusive dining options.

Ibn Battuta

With six Malls in one destination, Ibn Battuta is unlike any other. It is themed around the travels of renowned 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta. The architecture within the mall’s six courts reflects the most influential places Ibn Battuta visited during his travels, providing mall visitors a unique glimpse into the past. It has become one of Dubai’s most visited locations, owing to its diverse selection of retail outlets, which offer the best in quality and service. The entertainment options at the mall range from a fully themed children’s area called Kidzone to a Chinese garden and a unique food court.

Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre is one of the leading shopping, entertainment and leisure complexes of its kind – not only in the UAE, but also in the Arabian Gulf. Constantly bustling, Deira City Centre offers spectacular people watching opportunities, as well as an exciting shopping experience! Over 300 shops host something for everyone, including fashion, accessories, electronics, textiles, jewellery, entertainment, restaurants and authentic artefacts – all under one roof.

BurJuman Centre

An upscale mall hosting many designer labels, plus Sak’s Fifth Avenue, this three–level centre is Dubai’s upscale shopping destination. The main shopping area houses large anchor stores, a supermarket, a food court and numerous small shops. The exterior façade incorporates contemporary variations of traditional Islamic motifs. Following its expansion, the number of stores and cafes has almost doubled to around 300.

Wafi City

Wafi City is considered Dubai’s most elegant shopping mall, known for its unique architecture, pleasant ambience and collection of over 200 fine stores offering a wild collection of haute couture, the latest fashions, jewellery, gifts and electronics. Its restaurants are constantly busy, and at night the handful of Wafi–based bars burst with activity.

Mercato Mall

This renaissance–style shopping mall is designed to be a prestigious shopping destination catering to quality–conscious residents and visitors to Dubai. A popular hangout and meeting place for Dubai residents, Mercato Mall provides more than just world famous brand names. It offers a comprehensive yet relaxed shopping and entertainment experience, in an aesthetically stimulating setting.

Streets & Souks

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Designed in traditional style, Madinat Jumeirah has a bazaar-like atmosphere with 75 boutique shops, 23 waterfront cafes, bars, restaurants, open plazas, night clubs, a 432-seat theatre and air-conditioned walkways.

JBR (The Walk)

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is Dubai’s outdoor shopping experience by the beach, offering breathtaking views over the Arabian Gulf and boasting world class retail outlets. Located along one of the last natural beachfronts in Dubai, it is designed for families looking to indulge in the pleasures of a beach resort lifestyle throughout the year. JBR (The Walk) offers a uniquely-themed environment combining the styles of Mediterranean and local architecture, complimented by landscaped plazas, children’s play areas, fountains, courtyards, retail outlets, restaurants, sports and health clubs.

Deira Old Souk and Spice Souk

These are traditional souks where you can get wholesale prices on textiles, kitchenware, spices, clothing, mobile phones, electronics, henna, rugs, glassware and perfume.

Sheikh Zayed Road

The iconic roadway has become perennially busy with major conventions, exhibitions and events held every month. Sheikh Zayed Road is home to the Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers, and many of the major 5-star hotels in the emirate.

Gold Souk

With its elegant and intricate wooden lattice archways and windows filled with gold, this souk attracts buyers from around the world and is heaven for all gold lovers. You can find gold jewellery in any shape, colour and size imaginable.

Meena Bazaar

Also known as the Bur Dubai Souk and Cosmos Souk, you will find a huge range of souvenirs and trinkets at the Meena Bazaar, though it is most popular for its astonishing array of fabrics from India and the Far East.


Located in Bur Dubai, Karama is the neighbourhood for leather goods and imitation designer casual wear. Similar wares are sold in all the shops and you can expect to pay about 25% less than what you would for similar goods in the shopping malls.

Jumeirah Strip

The most famous street in Dubai has a wide selection of shopping malls, such as the Jumeirah Centre, Town Centre, Mercato Shopping Mall, The Beach Centre, Jumeirah Plaza and Palm Strip Mall, as well as many art and craft shops.