Dubai: Shopping Holiday
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Dubai is one of the top ten destinations in the world for shopping. It offers you every opportunity to shop and shop and shop. Wonderful if your passion or interest is shopping, a nightmare if it is not. There are compensations as shopping malls and hotel retail outlets in Dubai are air conditioned, particularly important in the hot summer months, parking is plentiful and there many distractions such as food halls, some with licensed bars, even cinemas, skiing at the Mall of the Emirates and a giant aquarium at the Dubai Mall, the worlds largest undercover shopping center in the world. A shopping holiday in Dubai is for everybody and there is much to do to entertain children and dads.
Dubai’s rapid development is extricably linked to shopping and with each new development comes a new mall. The Walk at Dubai Marina is a kilometer strip on the beach front with shops, restaurants, pavement cafes and street artists giving it an exciting Mediterranean feel.
A modern Gold and Diamond Park located near the Mall of the Emirates is a good place to shop for jewelry at discount prices. The designs are without doubt eye catching and exquisite. Gold is charged according to weight, there is no charge for workmanship.
Slightly out of the city you will find Global Village, Dragonmart, Deira City Center and Festival City which offer food, shopping and entertainment from many countries.
Dubai is not just about modern malls and branded fashion goods, there are also traditional souks and shopping neighbourhoods where you can buy material, clothing, spices, perfumes, gold, jewelry, electrical goods and relax and enjoy local food and drinks at very cheap prices. Bur Dubai, Kerama and Satwa are the favourite places to shop for the traditional and cheaper goods.