With its key tourist shopping destinations, Dubai promises everyone an unforgettable trip. From its traditional souks, open-air markets to a range of mega malls, Dubai is a place of ceaseless shopping. With its glamour and grandiosity in the area of fashion and the variety of products it offers to take back home, Dubai is a shopping haven for shopaholics.
No itinerary for Dubai would be complete without a little retail therapy. With so many options for things to buy, for tourists on a budget, it can overwhelming trying to find the best places for cheap shopping in Dubai. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir to take back home, Emirati jewelry or a personalized perfume we have got you covered, there are plenty of cheap shopping areas as you will see below.
- 1 Cheap Shopping Malls and Outlet Malls In Dubai
- 2 Stores that offer cheaper prices In Dubai
- 3 Cheap Markets and street shops in Dubai
- 4 Cheap online shopping in Dubai
- 5 Cheap Shopping in Deira
- 6 Popular Items at cheap prices – Things To Buy In Dubai
Cheap Shopping Malls and Outlet Malls In Dubai
I have covered in another post whether things are cheaper in Dubai, everything from make-up, clothes and electronics, below I share tips on where to shop cheaply in Dubai.
The Dubai Mall – World’s largest mall
In recent years, Dubai has built iconic buildings for shopping such as the Dubai Shopping Mall. The Dubai Shopping Mall is the world’s largest Mall, so don’t be surprised to find many outlets of the same brand. Its huge size includes 200 football pitches, Olympic size ice rink, cinema, aquarium, ultra-luxury outlets, high street stores and so much more. Not only is it an unmissable tourist destination, but sales on some brands can always get you things you like on slashed prices.
Dubai Outlet Mall – The cheapest Mall
Among the best places to shop in Dubai cheaply for designer goods. With its distinctive white dome and incredibly cheap prices, the Dubai outlet mall is famous as one of the cheapest mall in Dubai. The Mall offers quality products from stocks from major brands like Bloomingdale, Harvey Nichols, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Tods and Adidas.
The clearance sales offer slashed prices with over 30 percent discount on branded clothing, footwear, and even home furnishings all at quite an affordable price. Visiting the Dubai Outlet Mall and grabbing all the items on your list is definitely worth the bargain for shopaholics!
Boxpark- An entertainment arena
With its 14 retail concept stores and 30 dining outlets to choose from, Boxpark is a famous shopping arena for its affordable and trendy outlets. Located between Al Wasl and Jumeirah Boxpark offers a memorable visit as it offers a range of souvenirs to choose from and lots of events throughout the year to keep visitors entertained. If you get tired of shopping all day, take a break by dining at one of the 30 dining outlets and enjoy the exquisite Arabian food.
Dragon Mart- The maze-like mall
Dragon Mart is famous for its cheap prices and structure. The Mart is a gigantic, Maze like Mall that includes products made from China. From clothes to electronics to cheap items, the Dragon Mart offers affordable item, but at a quality that is lower than the branded products. To visit the Dragon Mart be aware that the mall is huge and you could end up walking for hours while going through various shops.
WAFI Mall- Egyptian themed City Complex
With its Egyptian theme and jaw-dropping architecture, the WAFI Mall offers an aura of the 14th-century era. It covers over 300 stores for shopaholics with affordable brands and cheap products. When visiting the WAFI Mall, keep in mind to buy traditional Arab souvenirs as Vendors from all over the Arab countries come to this Mall to sell cultural items that you must see and also buy.
Stores that offer cheaper prices In Dubai
Brands for Less and Tchibo- Cheap stores
Brands for Less and Tchibo offers the Tchibo line of clothing from Germany. Catered to the new trends and style this mall offers a variety of clothes for men and women at great low prices. The shops consistently update their stocks and keep their prices at an affordable range to attract tourists on a budget.
Whether you need new rain gear, jumpers or warm clothes, the brands for less and Tchibo offer quality products at a great low price, one that you can afford. You can also find the german based Tchibo brand in ibn Battuta Mall, Mirdif City Centre, The Dubai outlet Mall and the Oasis Mall.
Garderobe- Cheap and pre-owned product store
Brands such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Celine and many more have luxurious items that tourists find hard to afford. Garderobe offers the option to buy affordable multiple brands at cheap prices by selling pre-owned products. Ranging from US$100 TO US$10000 Garderobe offers a range of price tags that attract tourists from all over the world. To know more about their products, you may visit Garderobe yourself or their online site.
With the glamourous styles and fashion always trending with new looks and new wardrobes, Garderobe is always filled with perfect conditioned dresses, shoes and purses you must go through at least once.
Cheap Markets and street shops in Dubai
Al Faheedi Street- Cheap electronic market in Dubai
Al Fahidi Street is famous for providing the cheapest electronic gadgets, Indian dresses, shoes, purses, souvenirs and much more. Electronic gadgets such as a new cellphone, camera, laptops, and home appliances are all available at an affordable price. When visiting Al Fahidi Street be ready to bargain the price of whatever you buy as they offer high prices at first. Don’t forget to check for the warranty and voltage of appliances. And be aware of vendors trying to sell fake electronic gadgets such as fake watches.
Bur Dubai Souk- The traditional shopping market
Bur Dubai Souk is a traditional market in Dubai. The Souk is lined with shops covering a range of exquisite fabrics and textiles such as velvets, silk, satin, cashmere, wool and so much more. You will also enjoy going through Indian dresses and Kashmir shawls. If you have time, buy a fabric you love and custom design your dress at a tailor shop within the Souk. The Bur Dubai Souk also offers traditional Souvenirs to take back home such as Alladin shoes, Dubai t-shirts, and Burj Khalifa souvenirs.
Perfume Souk- The one-stop for all kinds of perfumes
Are you a perfume lover and you wish to explore fragrances from brands all over the world? The perfume souk is stocked with international brands, customed brands, and ittars. It not only has fragrances you fall in love with but also scented incense in crystals, powders, wood, rock and things you cannot possibly imagine. Find cheap and fragrances of your choice at the grand perfume souk and stock yourself with perfumes for yourself and your friends back home.
Cheap online shopping in Dubai
Souq.com- The online shopping arena
Dubai has so many exciting places and beaches to visit that you may run out of time for shopping. Souq.com is an online platform for those who wish to save time shopping in Dubai. From a range of a variety of brands and discounted prices, Souq.com offers cheap shopping in your stay in Dubai. Make sure you read the reviews to be sure of the quality of the product you’re opting to buy.
Cheap Shopping in Deira
Deira City Center Shopping Mall
The Deira City Centre dates back to the old times when malls were rare and shopaholics wanted to buy something cheap and affordable. The waterport located near the Deira shopping mall was used for importing the finest of the products to Dubai. The Deira city center still offers affordable major brands of electronics, silk, dresses and local handmade products.
Whether you wish to buy a mobile or a laptop, electronic gadgets are quite cheap and affordable at the Deira city center. Whether you’re looking to buy branded items or traditional souvenirs The Deira City Centre offers all the range of products and prices.
Textile Souk: Famous for Plenty of Cheap Shops
Textile Souk can be found near Deira and is famous for comprising plenty of shops available for cheap and affordable textiles, wool, cotton, footwear, silk, cashmere, souvenirs and so much more.
Karama Shopping complex- The Bargain Shopping Complex
Built-in 1975, the Karama Shopping Complex is one that displays Dubai’s cultural heritage as well as an array of shops great for bargains to shop for local items. The Karama Shopping Complex is great for bargains for those tourists who wish to afford local products at very cheap prices. If you wish you buy many local handmade items at an affordable price, the Karama Shopping Complex is a one-stop shopping complex.
Popular Items at cheap prices – Things To Buy In Dubai
Here is a list of most sought products and places summed up for you, so you could find the right places to buy them.
Electronics and Electronic gadgets
Electronic gadgets, home appliances, and various other electronics can be found at an affordable price in The Deira City, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Mall and the Mall of Emirates.
If you are a shopaholic for brands, then visit the Malls listed above to find yourself with cheap dresses and accessories in Dubai. These malls such as the Dubai outlet Mall are the key tourist destinations for happy shopping and satisfied customers.
Souvenirs and Décor
Traditional markets such as the Bur Dubai Souk and the Deira shopping Mall offer the best and cheap souvenirs at an affordable price to take back memories you will remember for life.
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