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Dubai, a Shopper’s Paradise!

Dubai is a shopping mecca and a shopaholic’s dream as the city of home to some of the most luxurious shopping centres, local shopping locations and amazing shopping events, to name only a few.

For those who enjoy a good shopping spree and spoiling yourself during your holiday, Dubai might be the ideal location for you to do both of those things.

We have put together a short list of three places you can shop until you drop while visiting Dubai during your next holiday:

Local Souks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 3, 2013: the entrance to the famous Gold Souk in Deira Dubai in the old Dubai Creek. Arabs and workers walking in traditional Souk.

A souk is a traditional Arabic market that can be found in Dubai. The city is home to several different souks, each with their own theme and selling an array of amazing goods. Some of the popular souks include:

The Spice Souk: here, there are many venders selling fresh vegetables, fruit and spices to both locals and travellers. You will literally be able to follow your nose, as the whole market lets off fragrant smells and offers a colourful spectacle that includes herbs, spices, rice and fruit. What’s more, for saffron lovers you will be happy to hear that you can find high-quality saffron at the Spice Souk at local prices.

The Gold Souk: Probably one of the most popular souks, and we can understand why, the Gold Souk is ideal for gold lovers searching for a new trinket or jewellery item to take home with them. The Souk is made up of hundreds of vendors selling nothing but unique pieces that are of the highest quality. For something completely different, look at the beautiful Arabic designed jewellery.

The Textile Souk: If you would like to leave Dubai with your very own, one of a kind item of clothing, a trip to the Textile Souk is where you should start. Here you can buy luxury fabrics – by the roll – including silk, cotton and sari fabrics, that you can the take to a local dress makers to turned into something truly magical.

Riverland DUBAI

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Riverland DUBAI is a new Dubai attraction and the gateway to the new entertainment park, Dubai Parks & Resorts, and is a fun, themed dining and retail destination that can be accessed without a ticket.

Visitors can take part in all the activities – including dining at one of the parks restaurants or cafes, taking a long walk along the glistening and browsing through the retails stores – without paying entrance.

The park is made up of four fabulous zones – The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate and The Peninsula, each that play a part in taking visitors back in time giving them a glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past.

Some of the retail stores that are housed in these four zones include Boots, I Love Dubai, Wired Up, Feet First, Sun Eye and many more.

The Dubai Mall

DUBAI, UAE - 1 APRIL 2014: Dubai Mall and the Luxurious Address Hotel in downtown of Dubai, UAE. Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center in the world with over 1200 stores.

The Dubai Mall provides shoppers one of the most complete shopping experiences in the city, standing out from all the other malls that call Dubai their home.

More of a miniature city than a shopping mall, Dubai Mall includes thousands of stores selling everything from foot ware to fashion, jewellery to technology.

What’s more, the Dubai Mall has a four-storey indoor waterfall, an aquarium, an indoor ice rink and hundreds of food outlets serving up an array of delicious options for the whole family.

If you are a shopaholic, there is no better destination to spend your upcoming summer holiday than in Dubai, where you will be overwhelmed by the huge variety of shopping options.

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