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Deira City Center - Dubai

Deira City Center

Deira City Center: The Hottest Shopping Spot

An ideal place to shop around is City Center. It is big shopping mal with the concept of “one-stop shopping”. Located in Deira, and close to the Dubai International Airport, City Center is a very good choice for shopping if you just transit in Dubai.

What to buy: For souvenir seeker, you can head to Arabian treasure in the first floor. For home accessories, in the same floor you can find IKEA. Carrefour Hypermarket is also available here. The place is usually crowded, and spare your time for the long queue in the busy hours.

Cosmetic, perfume and beauty product can be found in Paris Gallery. You will love their products and the friendly staffs. Fashion?? It’s a lot of fancy brands here. Electronic gadget can be found at Plugs Ins. They sell from camera, mobile phone to computer and audio.

What to pay: Generally, credit card is accepted. Some shops also accept currency such as US Dollar, Poundsterling, etc.

Address: Deira

Directions: Near the Dnata Intersection

Phone: +971-4 295-4545

Theme: Department Store

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Life Pharmacy - Dubai

Life Pharmacy

Life Pharmacy: Pharmacy Hypermarket

Pharmacy?? Well, it’s not a common shopping destination my dear fellow. But I just want to share one of my favorite Pharmacies in Dubai.

Life Pharmacy is located in Al Wasl Road (Jumeirah area), near to interchange one. The pharmacy claims themselves as hypermarket for medicine and supplements. And it’s quite true. You can find a great variety of food supplements, herbals, to medical supply.

What to buy: The pharmacy opens 24 hours. It has two floors. The first floor, you can find food supplement, mother and child care, beauty products, ayurvedic medicines to optic. They also have special section for diabetic.

The pharmacy has a bunch of friendly staffs and they also offer a great service too. Home delivery, drive thru service, and they even also have flower shop, mini mart and repair center.

What to pay: Cash and credit card

Address: Al Wasl Road

Directions: Al Wasl Road, near Interchange one

Other Contact: Email : lifephy@emirates.net.ae

Phone: +971-4-3441122

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Starbuck at Persian court - Dubai

Starbuck at Persian court

Ibn Battuta Mall: Six Destinations, One Mall

Another shopping mall in Dubai. Situated in The Gardens, Jebel Ali, the mall is more than just a place to shop. The architecture is amazing. Claims as ‘Six Malls, One Destination’. Ibn Battuta Mall comprised of six destinations, reflects places where Ibn Battuta, Arab famous explorer, visited in 14th century.

(See Ibn Battuta Mall in Must See Activities for more info)

What to buy: As shopping destination, the mal is no different with other malls in Dubai where many high street brands are found here. For example Next, Aldo, Hang Ten, Levi’s, Giordano. The plus point is the big department store such as Debenhams, Bhs, Grand Store, Jacky Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Paris Gallery and Areej can be found here.

Yes folks, the mal is big. High heels is highly avoid recommended and camera is a must!

What to pay: Cash and credit card

Address: Between Interchange 5 and 6

Directions: The Gardens. If you take a public bus, you can take no 8A from Al Ghubaiba bus station or Jumeirah.

Phone: 3621900

Theme: Department Store

Website: http://www.ibnbattutamall.com

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 19, 2005
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Wafi Shopping Mal complex - Dubai

Wafi Shopping Mal complex

Wafi City: Wafi City For Shopping

The shopping mall has a very nice architecture. Brands like Marks and Spencer, Paris Gallery are here and many other luxurious brands are easy to be found here.
The price and the brands are a bit…errr…..exhausting if you just have a standard credit card. But if you have a gold or unlimited amount for your credit card, that’s considerably fine for you.

What to buy: Clothes to perfume, household, home appliance, branded bags, branded and luxurious stuffs...everything.

If you don't want shopping, you can also enjoy spa, dining experience or nightlife.

What to pay: Credit card is acceptable in almost all the shops

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road

Directions: Sheikh Zayed Road
You will find the sign, and it's easy to follow the sign "Wafi City"

Phone: +971-4-3244555

Theme: Department Store

Website: http://www.waficity.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 3, 2005
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Satwa - Dubai

Satwa

Satwa: Exploring Satwa

Satwa area is one of the favorite shopping spot in Dubai. Unlike the mall, Satwa area enables you to be in touch with local community’s custom.

What to buy: For shopping, Satwa is the most favorite place for ladies who would like to buy textile and garment, garden equipment, birds, pottery, used books and for male, car accessories are easy to be found here. If you fancy to explore Satwa, you better come in the morning, afternoon or in the evening, while usually from 1 PM to 4 PM many shops are close for daily break.

What to pay: Mostly, cash is prefereble.

Address: Satwa

Directions: Satwa is situated near to the end of Al Wasl road. Take direction to Iranian Hospital in Al Wasl Road, you will see the sign.

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 1, 2005
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Carrefour - Dubai

Carrefour

Carrefour: Carrefour

What a special about Carrefour?? Well, you can find almost every items needed. And that’s why Carrefour known as Hypermarket. Usually they have good price and good stuffs.

In Dubai, you can find Carrefour in City Center and Sindagha.

What to buy: All kind of stuffs. Clothes to home appliance, fish to dates.

What to pay: Credit card and cash

Directions: Carrefour City Center
Tel : +971-4-2951600

Sindagha
Tel: +971-4-3939395

Theme: Department Store

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 21, 2004
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Karama Market - Dubai

Karama Market

Karama Market: Good Stuffs, Good Price

One of the most favorite shopping spots in Dubai is Karama. Dubai residence or expatriates usually wont miss a chance to look around in this area. Karama market situated in front of fish market Karama.

What to buy: The place comprises of shops selling clothes to souvenirs with a good price. Usually the price is quite cheap. Some shops implement fixed price, but there is no harm to ask if you can bargain.

If you love fashion style, but value the money, Karama is the good choice to look around.

Shopping timing in Karama daily is from 9 AM to 1 PM. And they open again at 4 PM to 10 PM.

What to pay: Some shops accept credit card, but bring cash is a wise option.

Address: Karama

Directions: Opposite Fish Market Karama

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 21, 2004
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Al Ain Computer - Dubai

Al Ain Computer

Al Ain Center: IT Gadget Lover, this is your place!!

Al Ain Center located in Bur Dubai. It situated near the Ramada Hotel. Here, You can find brands of computer and also software.

What to buy: Mostly computer, laptop, software, etc.

The best time to purchase computer and all the IT support is when GITEX season
, IT exhibition in Middle East. (Check the site http://www.gitex.com)
Usually the price is slightly lower for all electronic goods including computer and laptop. IT Lover, you will love it!!

What to pay: Cash and credit card

Address: Bur Dubai

Directions: Near the Ramada Hotel, Bur Dubai

Theme: Computers and Electronics

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 21, 2004
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Oasis Center - Dubai

Oasis Center

Oasis Center: From Furniture to Pet Care

Oasis Center is located between Interchange two and Interchange three (Sheikh Zayed Road) The mall is not too big but it’s quite interesting to look around here.
My favorite shops are Splash (fashion), Areej (beauty and cosmetic) and Lifestyle (beauty products, skin care and fragrance).

Timing:
Sat-Thurs - 10am-10pm
Fri - 2pm-10pm

What to buy: If you are looking for the home furniture, Home Center is available here. For pet lovers, you will love Pet Land. The shop has a lot of variety treatment, food and products for cat, dogs, rabbit and birds.

What to pay: Credit card and cash

Address: Sheikh Zayed Road

Directions: Between Interchange two and Interchange three (Sheikh Zayed Road)

Phone: +971-4-3395111

Theme: Department Store

Website: http://www.landmarkgroupco.com

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 18, 2004
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Gold Souk - Dubai

Gold Souk

Gold Center: Buy Gold and Blink Blink at Gold Souk

Even you are not gold digger, you will love this area. Gold Souq is one of tourist destinations in Dubai.

What to buy: Located in Deira (opposite of bus terminal) Gold Souq has many shops sell gold, diamonds and jewellery.

You can visit Gold Land for the big gold market. But I also love to walk around in the souq. Especially in the evening, I love to see the yellow light as reflection light of the gold displayed in window of the shops.

The interesting part is the design of the jewellery. They also offer the ethnic design of Arabic, Indian to Africa.

What to pay: Mostly, the shops accept credit card. And there is also money changer here.

Address: Gold Souk, Deira

Directions: Opposite of bus terminal, Deira

Theme: Jewelry

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2004
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