Souvenirs to Buy in Dubai

Grab the ultimate gift for your friends or treat yourself to a wonderful reminder of your trip. From souk treasures to the flavours of the region, Top Spots Dubai takes the hassle out of souvenir shopping in Dubai.


Dubai is known as the ‘city of gold’. It’s a great place to pick up some shiny souvenirs thanks to its thriving jewellery-making scene and also because the UAE is home to gold refineries. Head to the gold souk and don’t forget to barter to get the best price.

Local Clothes (Abaya or Kandora)

The men and women of the region traditionally wear long robes known as the Kandora (for men) and the Abaya (for women). While the Kandora is typically white Abayas come in a range of colours and can be very ornate. We recommend picking up yours at Global Village.


Take the flavours of the region back home with you. Thanks to its proximity to Africa and Asia and its historic trade routes the Gulf is known for its variety of spices. Head to the Spice Souk and take in the range on offer, from Zataar to turmeric and saffron.


Juicy dates are a regional treat often served with strong Arabic coffee. Cafe Bateel is known to have particularly flavorful ones displayed in elegant packaging, ideal for a gift!

Patchi Chocolates

Patchi chocolates are a favourite among locals and make beautifully packaged gifts. The contemporary chocolate brand focuses on luxury with a selection of decorative designs and flavours. Patchi originated in Beirut but has stores across the globe today.

Discover Dubai Souvenir Store (Dubai Mall, Bluewaters, Nakheel Mall, JBR, Al Seef)

Discover Dubai is an all-encompassing souvenir store dedicated to the city of Dubai. Here you can pick up anything from t-shirts and caps to mugs and keyrings.

Burj Khalifa Souvenirs

Bring back a mini Burj Khalifa to remind you of your trip. These statues can be found at the Burj Khalifa’s own souvenir shop as well as at other shopping destinations like the Madinat Jumeirah.

Museum of the Future Souvenirs

The Museum of the Future is known for its iconic architecture. After you’ve explored its dynamic exhibitions step inside the gift shop and pick up a magnet or keyring in the shape of the structure.