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Shopping in Dubai is every shopaholics dream and you could go to the super malls or go for the traditional souqs. These are the traditional markets. Most of the souks are located around the Deira area. This is where you can find the Spice Market, Gold souq, Perfume sous, covered souq and fish souq. The textile sou is just on the other side of the creek. Find their locations on the map. Keep in mind souks could close between 1 and 4.
The Dubai Creek runs straight through the Northern part of the city centre. To get across most people take the traditional Abra. For a small fee you can enjoy a beautiful ride over to the other side. Dubai Creek Originally it all started here at the Dubai Creek in the 16th century. Traditionally this is the centre of Dubai’s business. North of the creek is where we find Deira, south Bur Dubai and together these make up 2 perfect neighbourhoods in sheer contract with the rest of Dubai. Explore them by foot and meet a piece of traditional Dubai.
Dubai creek, Dubai
The city has a extensive metro system. There are 2 metro lines running through the city. The metro is easy, cheap and incredibly fast. The NOL card This is the public transport card of Dubai. Buy a ticket on the machine. You can buy single and day tickets. Pay in Dirham cash or credit card.
This is one of the most iconic buildings of Dubai. It dominates Dubai’s skyline, designed to resemble a traditional dhow. It is the 4th largest hotel in the world completed in 1999. It is 321 meters high and its the world only 7 star hotel. A night at this palace would set you back at least 1200 dollars. If you are interested to visit the hotel you will need to make reservations ahead of time.
Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This attractions is located in the Dubai Mall. This 10-million litre Aquarium tank is the largest suspended aquarium in the world. It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 300 sharks and rays live in the this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world. Find the Aquarium on the Ground Level of the Dubai Mall.
The Dubai Mall, Ground & Level 2, The Dubai Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
At the foot of the Burj Khalifa you will find the Dubai Mall. It is the worlds most visited shopping and leisure destination. It is a mall of epic proportions that welcomes more than 75 million visitors in 2013. There are over 1200 retail stores and 200 food and beverage outlets. Go here for shopping, but also make sure to visit one of the many attractions inside like: The Aquarium and underwater zoo, Ice Rink or Emirates A380 experience.
Financial Centre Road، Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai is all about shopping and together with the Dubai Mall this is the most spectacular one. Aside from hundreds of stores you will also find tourist attractions inside like Ski Dubai, that’s right: you can go skiing inside this mall. The port and the mall are quite far from each other and therefore the best thing to do is to take the metro to Mall of the Emirates metro station.
Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
In front of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa is where you will find the Dubai Fountain. This is the world’s largest dancing fountain, built for 226 million dollars. The fountain can shoot as high as 500 ft, that is the equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. Make sure not to miss the show. Double click here to be forwarded to the page with the showtimes on them.
Fashion Parking - Dubai Mall، Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - United Arab Emirates
Dubai is known for a few things and gold is definitely one of them. You don’t have to be on the hunt for gold to be able to enjoy a sight like this. Just take in the business, hustle and bustle of it all. The stores offer platinum, diamonds and occasionally silver. Buying gold of the street vendors might get you a “genuine fake” but the government keeps tight control over the quality of the merchandise of the shop owner, so rest assured.
Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Sheikh Zayed Road is without doubt the most impressive road of the emirate. It runs parallel to the coast and has over 50 skyscrapers on it. That is more per block than in Manhattan.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
The chance you leave this souk empty-handed is very small. The Arabian world and cuisine is known for the many scents and spices, perfumes and oils. The Spice Souk consists of 2 streets where thousands of products are being offered.
26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai. This mall has won several prices as “Mall of the year” etc. Find many interesting stores inside. It is also good to realise that this is the perfect location to start your journey in Dubia. If you exit the port by shuttle or taxi it is wise to chose to go tho this mall. There are tuns of tours offered here at the entrance of the mall or you can hop on the metro here.
Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates