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Best places to do Shopping in Dubai – shopaholic’s checklist

If you do research on shopping, you are guaranteed to receive an endless choice of shops in the United Arab Emirates. Nowhere else in the world would they celebrate a shopping festival other than in the land of Arabs.

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi

A Hotel in Abu Dhabi, this is situated within the exquisites of luxurious urban environs. Saunter along its regal halls and corridors and feel the wonderful Arabic designs of passageways and ceilings.

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Wafi mall

Wafi mall

With 350 stores, Wafi Mall takes you on a breathtaking shopping journey. Unlike most prestigious shopping malls, this one has a wide-ranging artwork collection. The paintings are inspired by the Pharoah legacy. You can walk into any gallery and maake purchase to accompany you back home. The galleries showcase artistes both abroad and home. With the Pharoaah legacy hanging over, it is impossible for a history fan to miss the pyramid shape of the wafi Mall. Cleopatra's Spa also offers a moment off your stressful life. The mall also has a rejuvenation centre and a gym, in addition to retails shops and restaurants.

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Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates

This mall, which was open in 2005, is considered a must destination for Emirati shopping. For some it's much more than simply a mall. It is the ultimate place to revel in entertainment and leisure shopping.
There is much more to this maall than its 466 retail shops. You have nothing to worry about kids as they would occupy tjemselves witn various games in Magic Planet. This offers more features than any theme park. The mall has an annual visitor count placed at 30 million.

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Burjuman Centre

Burjuman Centre

If you are obsessively brand-conscious, then Burjuman Centre is your place. Burjuman Centre is quintessential luxurious shopping. Brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bvlgari, Guess and DKNY are available here.

The mall's older wing is dedicated to more expensive brands under one roof. The third floor has a play area with an interactive fountain for children. The mall has courtyards and gardens in addition to restaurants. Parking space is abundantly available underground. Taxis are readily waiting for your call outside the premises

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Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre

This mall, nestled on waterfront, has much reputation for its customer-friendly service. You will be welcome with a warm smile and a complimentary water bottle. Of course, it will be a surprising escape from the hot sunshine outside. Deira City Centre's stores, 350 in all, offer a wide range of products.

You are likely to get lost in the web of electronics, fashion design brands, jewellery, silk and cashmere rugs. For jewellery alone, the city centre has 33 shops. Interestingly the mall has a Toyota showroom as well where you can simply go in and buy a car! At Deira City Centre, being hungry also means to get lost: you have over 40 restaurants pick. The mall is located at the easy reach with buses transporting from mainstream hotels.

With an annual visitor count of 20 million, the comples offers opportunities for shopping, entertainment and leisure.

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Jumeirah Plaza

Jumeirah Plaza

Jumeirah Plaza should probably be the most convenient mall to shop. It is situated in neighbourhood to most hotels. The plaza is somewhat older, set up in 1994. But its shopoholic appeal is still worth trying. Opened in 1994, by Dubai standards it's one of the older malls, although it's still very much worth a visit. You can easily shop homeware and jewellery here. Locals frequent this mall because its crowd is relatively lesser than others.