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Tips for Shopping in Dubai – Your Ultimate Shopping Guide

Featuring everything you possibly need from electronics to supercars, Dubai truly is a shoppers' paradise. If you wish to go on a shopping spree at shopper's Mecca, here are some tips you can try out.


What is the best time

Luckily for you, you can go shopping in Dubai almost any time of the day. However, if you can step out for shopping during early mornings and even after work in the evenings, you can enjoy a one-off shopping experience. Many of the shops in Dubai open at around 10.00 am, therefore, make sure that you plan ahead and get there shortly after. You can also shop the latest releases and better yet, you can shop without the hassle of the crowd. Without basically anyone in the shops, you can easily get the attention of the owner and the representatives. Whatever the time you choose for shopping, make sure that you have plenty of time to roam freely and do the shopping.


Be there for the shopping festivals

Dubai always welcomes the shopaholics from all over the world. This is evinced by all the events and festivals that are hosted by the country to welcome the tourists and accommodate their passion for shopping. Being one of the shopping destinations in the world, Dubai hosts the biggest shopping festivals in the world including the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). Almost over a month long period, you can try out exciting promotions and deals on all kinds of items including clothing, electronics, toys and even the household items. You can go ahead and grab a great Dubai hotel offer from luxurious accommodation options the likes of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. You can also check out some concerts that are organised during the festival. If you miss the DSF you can go ahead and catch the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), another month-long shopping festival targeted families and shopping.


Shop for souvenirs and gifts

No tourist visiting Dubai would forget to gather some wonderful souvenirs to cherish their best shopping and vacation experience of their lives. Catering to the tourists' whims, there are many souvenir shops lined along the streets, especially in Karama. Popular for its many novelty gift stores, the city of Karama is known for its "real fakes". The best thing about these shops is that they carry goods and items that are similar to each other, meaning, you can get everything you need at one shop without having to stroll down the streets. And if you remember to haggle the right way, you can enjoy some great discounts as well.


There are many gold stores

If you are planning to buy some gold, there is no other place better than the Gold Souk in Dubai. This is one of the most famous gold markets in the world and the streets of Gold Souk feature many shops and boutiques that specialize in selling gold. From gold bars to gold jewellery, these shops feature anything you need to grab when in Dubai.