I 'd recommend SAKS 5th Avenue in Burjman & Harvey Nichols in the Mall of the Emirates, & they have good discount in all the boutiques & the prices are fair enough.. I mean if you convert the price to $ or Euros it almost the same or maybe cheaper.. the Global Village is intreting place for flok. stuff from all around the world..each country has its own bazar I mean you can find morocan kaftans,indian sari, russian dolls,.....
I wonder if Mall of Dubai is open now??? it the biggest in the world just under Burj Dubai the tallest buiding in the world.
^ Its known everywhere that Dubai is expensive, but to tell you the truth it has everything you need from very cheap to extremely expensive products. So it really depends on where you go to shop.
Its funny how everyone comes to Dubai for shopping, whereas the people of Dubai travel abroad to shop =P
Since I am from Dubai and live here permanently here are a few places for shopping:
Mall of The Emirates (Harvey Nichols)
Burjuman Center (Saks Fifth Avenue)
Emirates Towers (Villa Moda)
For low-priced materials, accessories, etc. you must check out Mina Bazaar & The Global Village
taz Dubai Mall is not yet opened, the tower itself is still under construction.
Talking about prices, high-end designer stores are usually priced the same as everywhere else. Today, Gucci and some other stores started their sale, but usually most products are gone the first day of sale so I don't think you'll find anything worth buying (on sale) by the time you come.
oooh i lived here for most my life and i can tell you a bit about the shopping here
the best places to go are burjuman they have saks hermes burberry chanel lv zara mango dior a gazillion shoe stores
also theres a places in emirates towers called villa moda which is like a boutique that stores chloe missoni matthew williamson etc, and theyre really good because they tend to bring in pieces that you cant find anywhere else
in general you find about the same prices as in europe, but if you come during the sales you can get really good bargains like my friend just got a bag from lv thats 200 dollars cheaper than the price on the internet..
the gold here is plenty and cheap too
the only thing that u have to be careful is when you go shopping in cheaper places like bazaars etc in karama the indians there can tell you're a foreigner so they'll try and rip you off so always pretend you live here and know the real prices! i always go with my friend that speaks indian
anyway good luck and have fun to everyone thats coming here! it really is a beautiful city
the sales are rele crappy here, the prices are way more than London prices, my dad has seen that. I went to Emirates shopping mall, deira city centre- LONG QUEUE FOR A BLOODY TAXI, I GOT TO THE HOTEL AT 2:00 AM!!!
it is too crowded now due to Eid, X-mas, end of the year & the shopping festival..everyone in the Gulf area is heading to Dubai now...wish me luck..
I agree with you Kushie the taxi queue at deira city centre is longer than the airport queue.
they're doing a good job actually... I am loving the buying.. the stylist and the buyers are amazing.. I am finding more stuff now than when it was Villa Moda... will try to find the designer list and post it soon