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Dubai Shopping Guide

Dubai has positioned itself as the fashion capital fashion hub of the UAE because of its incredible and innovative shopping centres, providing shoppers with an unforgettable experience. The city has countless shopping malls and outdoor arcades that cater fir every shopping and lifestyle need.

Whether you’re looking for great food, the latest must-have designer handbag or a skiing lesson, our stylists have out together our Dubai shopping guide. 

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world in terms of area, and is one of the best shopping malls in Dubai. It has many variations of shops that suit a variety of customers. This mall allows guests to shop, dine, and experience the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, plus an ice rink. Shops are distributed between 4 intricately planned floors, with the availability of 1200+ shops.

The Dubai Mall

Catering for everyone from high street to designer shoppers, there are two fashion avenues that will cater to all of your needs. Varying in size, they both have high-end shops and cafes. The new fashion avenue has a simple type of roofing system that provides the maximum daylight to comfortably shop, while not even having to break a sweat. The new avenue includes an anchor store at the top level, Perfumery and Co, a two story Gucci,  Ladurée, plus many more brands and some extra cafes with a picturesque view of Dubais dancing fountain and famous Burj Khalifa. To improve your shopping experience, utilise the concierge lounge that will help assist you with shopping bag delivery and lockers. In addition to the fashion avenues, there are several retail shops throughout the mall including Stradivarius, Steve Madden, Next, Miss Selfridge and so much more.

Mall Of The Emirates

This multi-level shopping mall has everything you could ever imagine under one roof. There are shopping outlets, restaurants, Ski Dubai, and a direct access to Kempinski hotel, voted by tourists as one of the best places to visit in Dubai. The mall was designed by F+A Architects to have similar vibes to that of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Designer brands available to shoppers include Prada, Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, as well as high street shops like Topshop, Mango, and Lipsy. Anchor stores, Harvey Nicholas and Debenhams, also carry designer brands.

The Mall Of The Emirates is a great place to spend time with friends and family. Skiing in summer would help you to forget about the high temperatures outdoors, and the park is open all year round. This mall is suitable for people shopping for grocery supplies to customers looking for high end clothes and jewellery.

City Walk

City Walk is a semi-open mall located near Dubai Downtown. It is covered with approximately 9500 sqm of mesh shading that acts as a decorative element during the day and night. It is a modernised variation of the European street architecture.

Shops like Tory Burch, Karl Lagerfeld, Coach, maje, and Michael Kors are available at City Walk.

It is better to visit City Walk at night in the summertime, and all day in the winter. It is the perfect destination for a day out with friends or family to enjoy time walking, laughing, eating, and shopping for anything you could possibly need.

Mirdif City Center

MCC is the best mall to at be on a Thursday! Its the perfect destination for the day before the weekend to shop, eat, and enjoy your time whilst being in a modern designed building with Arabic vibes. Located in Mirdif, this mall has over 430 shops, restaurants, entertainment areas, indoor skydiving (iFly), theatres, and food outlets. The middle atrium is specialised for shops like Zara, Coast, Carolina Herrera, Coach, and Ted Baker, where you can enjoy events hosted there. Mall guests shop for casual wear and sportswear in shops like Decathlon, Adidas, Nike and many more. You can find accessible restaurants, and cafes like Café Nero, Starbucks, Bateel, Alforno, and PF Changs spread between shops, and plus two food courts for quick dining.  


As the name suggests, Mercato Italian in its nature. It takes you back to the Renaissance period because of the architectural style emphasised in arches, clerestory windows, and general ambience. The main atrium is glazed in clear glass obtaining the maximum light to the interior which makes for a great morning visit, whilst for a night visit, it has indoor street lights to create the best theme. Mercato serves Jumeirah and the surrounding areas, providing 140 + shops, restaurants, and services.

Meracto Mall

For fashion shopping, the mall has a great range of clothing brands, jewellery, sunglasses, accessories, and footwear for all age ranges and tastes. It has shops like Charles and Keith, Massimo Dutti, Reiss, Mango, and H&M.

Meracto is the place to go when you want to shop, or meet up with a friends for coffee or lunch, while also being a great destination for visiting during the weekend with family away from the traffic and noise in Dubai Downtown.

Our team of stylists in Dubai would love to help you have the best personal shopping experience possible.

Navigating through these shopping centres can be tricky especially if you are time poor or visiting Dubai, but with the help of Style Doctors we can help make the most of your visit.

View all of our Dubai styling services here. 

by Yasmeen

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