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Best Shopping Malls in Dubai – Delights for the Avid Shopper

The vibrant city of Dubai is well-known for its outstanding shopping attractions. Amongst these is a host of excellent shopping malls that offer splendid shopping experiences for visitors.


The Outlet Village

As its name indicates this mall is focused on luxury outlets offering an array of outstanding shopping opportunities for visitors. Within this sizable mall, you will find three large department stores, more than 125 different brands and plenty of restaurants and cafes in which to enjoy quality food and beverages. Here you will have the opportunity to obtain attractive deals on fashionable apparel from recognized designers such as Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors. One of this mall's distinctive features is the Tuscan-themed architecture which always makes an impression on the visitor. This mall resembles a medieval town in Italy, creating a unique ambience for shoppers.


The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is considered to be the biggest mall on the globe. As you might expect in a mall of this size, there is sure to be something here to suit everyone's tastes and preferences. Within this colossal mall, you will find more than 1,000 shops including department stores like Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale's as well as well-known high street names such as Zara and Topshop. On the other hand, if you desire luxury designer labels head over to the mall's Fashion Avenue, a part of the mall devoted to exclusive designers such as Lanvin, Elie Saab and Chanel. Meanwhile, the Level Shoe District which is located nearby features brands like Fendi, Dior and Christian Louboutin.


Mall of the Emirates

The popular Mall of the Emirates is another well-reputed mall in Dubai. This mall offers a host of attractions including a new wing featuring retailers like Apple, Din Tai Fung where you will find great dumplings and Common Grounds, a stylish cafe in addition to other luxury brands. This mall also features the indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai as well as Magic Planet, a delightful entertainment specialist for children. If you love the arts and drama you will be enthralled by the Art Centre and the Dubai Community Theatre. Other engrossing features at this mall are the VOX Cinemas and the trendy Fashion Dome.


Ibn Battuta Mall

This distinctive mall derives its inspiration from the famous traveller renowned for his journeys to different parts of the world. Each of the six courts found within this mall feature themes drawn from the different regions in which Ibn Battuta travelled, namely Tunisia, Andalusia, Persia, Egypt, China and India. In accordance with this design concept, this mall features ornate tiling, high ceilings decorated to mimic blue skies, a huge golden elephant and attractive al fresco tea gardens. At this mall you will find a fine selection of fashion, sporting and lifestyle shops featuring regular celebrations and promotions. As you enjoy the splendid malls of the city one of the accommodation choices you could consider would be Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, one of the attractively located 5 star resorts in Dubai.


Wafi Mall

The instantly recognizable Wafi Mall has become one of Dubai's iconic shopping locations. Featuring distinctive architecture drawing inspiration from Ancient Egypt, this mall repeats this theme in its interior as well. Shoppers will have the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Arabian shopping session here, complete with boutiques offering Middle Eastern fashions such as burqas, kandoras and abayas. Another highlight at this mall is Salam, a department store based independently in the United Arab Emirates where you will find attractive household goods. You will also encounter designer brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Chopard and Burberry. Make sure to check out the Souk Khan Murjan where you will find Arabian handicrafts.

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