Things to Buy in Dubai

From gold and jewels to regional dress, a trip to Dubai will not be complete without some of these iconic purchases. Top Spots Dubai shares the top things to buy during a visit to Dubai.

High Fashion: Dubai Mall’s Fashion Ave

Lovers of luxury will be right at home in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. Shops pieces by the world’s most celebrated premium brands here from Hermes and Prada to Loewe and Chanel. There are also high jewellery (from Graff to Bvlgari and Chaumet) and watch brand stores (the Dubai Mall is home to the world’s largest Rolex store). Close by there are numerous fine dining concepts to refuel at during your shopping spree.

Gold and Gems: The Gold Souq and Emaar Diamond Park

Dubai is known as a city of sparkle but you can actually pick up gold and gems for reasonable prices in the city. There are gold ATMs which make an excellent holiday picture however the best rates can be found at the Gold Souq and the Emaar Diamond Park. Don’t forget to negotiate!

Souvenirs at Madinat Jumeirah Souq

Designed like a historic Middle Eastern complex the stone-walled Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a go-to dining and retail destination with Burj Al Arab views. The Souq is an ideal spot to pick up a variety of holiday souvenirs from jewellery to decorative rugs, magnets, statues, honey, sweet treats, local clothing and more. When you’re shopped out grab a bite at one of the many near-by eateries like Top Spot, Taverna (Greek), or Anar  (Persian) or catch a show at the Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA).

Local Clothes (Thobe and Abaya) at Global Village

Global Village is a dynamic open-air destination with retail kiosks from around the world. Head here to pick up presents and adopt the local culture by purchasing your own abaya or thobe. There’s also a fun fair, food stalls from across the globe and cultural entertainment in the evenings.