Shopping malls are some of the most visited and well-loved places in Dubai, which is home to some of the largest in the world, so if you are holidaying here you need to experience the glitz and glamour of this retail capital and shop until you drop. Shopping malls are not only places to pick up luxury items, designer clothes and Arabic jewels when on holiday; they have splendid architecture and are packed with food and entertainment, too.
The Dubai Mall on Al Mussallah Road is a modern complex that boasts a spectacular artistic design, with sculptures diving into the indoor water foundation, which has a display every 30 minutes inside the mall. Or, head out to the vast gold or spice markets sprinkled throughout the city and test your haggling skills.
The Ibn Battuta Mall brings together the old and the new with its dazzling new shops and boutiques, which you can browse while admiring the historical artefacts that are scattered throughout the mall. The mosaic designs and colours give this place a refreshing feel, whether your dining out, buying gifts, or taking in Dubai’s impressive buildings.