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Five Best Shopping Malls in Dubai – Havens for the Shopping Enthusiast

The city of Dubai is rightfully renowned for its splendid shopping opportunities. Amongst these are a number of outstanding shopping malls that will delight the modern shopper, like those below.


Dubai Mall

Avid shoppers are sure to be enthralled by the splendid Dubai Mall. This mall is a mammoth creation that has the distinction of being the biggest and most frequented shopping mall on the globe. An immense retail, entertainment and leisure space situated in the midst of Dubai's downtown area, this mall will meet the expectations of even the most fastidious shopper. As many as 80 million shoppers visit this mall each year, drawn by the more than 1,200 stores to be found within it. Flagship brand names at this mall include such well-known names as Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Gucci. You will also find a vast aquarium at Dubai Mall.


Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates, known as the world's pioneering shopping resort, is a huge shopping mall that will appeal to the discerning visitor. This mall contains as many as 630 upscale brands including many of the world's best known names. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to view the creations of the world's well-known designers at the mall's distinctive Fashion Dome. Major tenants here include Centrepoint, Boutique 1, Kate Spade New York, Apple and DKNY. Even if you become weary of shopping there is no need to worry as you will find a number of entertainment options at this mall. These include a family-oriented theme park, Magic Planet, and an enclosed ski resort, the well-reputed Ski Dubai.


Dubai Outlet Mall

Bargain hunters and those who desire value for money in their purchases will be captivated by the enticing Dubai Outlet Mall. This mall offers discounts of as much as thirty to ninety percent on the wide range of fashion merchandise that it contains. The 240 stores that it contains include such well-known names as Coach, Adidas, Fred Perry, Aldo and Mango. Although much of the merchandise on offer is not from the latest season, you are sure to find attractive deals on fashion brand names, famous perfumes and rare finds whilst browsing through the goods available.


Ibn Battuta Mall

As its name indicates, this mall is named after the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta and draws inspiration from his travels. This mall which is considered to be the biggest themed mall on the globe features six courts based on the regions in which Ibn Battuta travelled; namely, Tunisia, Andalusia, Persia, Egypt, China and India. In this mall, you will encounter features such as an immense golden elephant, ornate tiling, a lofty ceiling decorated to resemble the sky and pleasant gardens. This mall also houses a good selection of fashion, sporting and lifestyle stores. A choice of accommodation that you could consider from which this mall and other Dubai tourist attractions would be within easy reach would be the conveniently located Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort.


BurJuman Centre

This appealing mall boasts a fine selection of fashionable luxury brands and popular brand names and is located in Bur Dubai, which is regarded as the city's heritage and business district. Shops at this classy mall include such renowned names as Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Charles & Keith, Burberry and H&M. On the other hand, like many of the outstanding malls in this city, you will also find a number of lifestyle and entertainment options at this mall, with a highlight being the outstanding cinema complex. You will also find a Carrefour hypermarket and a selection of electronics stores at BurJuman Centre.