There is nothing like heading to the shops to indulge in some good old retail therapy. Adding to your wardrobe gives you a chance to mix up what you already have and discover new looks, as well as spoil yourself with something new and beautiful.
Dubai offers travelers and locals alike a number of shopping malls, traditional markets, and festivals dedicated to shopping, where they can purchase the latest looks, buy something they have wanted at a really discounted price, or indulge in some of the finer things – like gold jewelry – for a reasonable rate.
If you are thinking to visit Dubai for your next holiday and would like to shop up a storm, here are three venues where you can add to or update your wardrobe:
Dubai Festival of Shopping
Once a year, Dubai holds the Dubai Festival of Shopping in the months of January and February and is the largest shopping event that takes place in the Middle East – meaning that a lot of people move to the city to shop until they drop out.
Next year, 2017, will be the Dubai Festival of Shopping’s 22nd anniversary, making it the longest-running festival of its kind.
The festival offers shoppers a chance to indulge in unbeatable deals, take part in breaking Guinness World Records, watch celebrity performances, and see many wonderful cultural events that celebrate the city.
A new entertainment complex that can be found at Dubai Parks and Resorts, Riverland™ Dubai is one of the many Dubai attractions that shouldn’t be missed out on.
A themed, fun, dining and retail destination that is home to four amazing zones that take visitors on tour through four of the greatest eras of our past. Riverland™ Dubai has many retail outlets selling shoes, beauty products, and sunglasses, all of which would make great new additions to your wardrobe and beauty routine!
The Textile and Gold Souks
Your wardrobe doesn’t only consist of clothing, but accessories, too! Accessories, in most cases, complete an outfit. You can draw awareness to your waist with a belt or use a broach to add detail to a top, for example.
If you are looking to add some bling to your accessory collection, there is no better place to indulge in everything shiny and gold than the city’s Gold Souk.
Known as one of the city’s best-known souks, you will find a number of vendors selling unique jewelry pieces, gorgeous gemstones, and Arabic designs, all of which are being sold at very reasonable prices.
Like to make your clothing every now and again? Pop by the Textile Souk in Bur Dubai where you will find shops filled with luxurious imported fabrics – think fine silks, cotton, and sari fabrics to name only a few.
What’s more, once you have purchased the fabrics of your choice, you can have something made while in Dubai by visiting one of the talented tailors in the area! Meaning you can go home with a complete outfit of your choice.
Spoil yourself, head to Dubai, and take advantage of all the fantastic shopping opportunities the city has to offer! You won’t regret it.