Shopping in UAE
Tourism is one of the main pillars of Dubai’s economy and shopping is a very important tool employed to attract visitors and a good source of income for the Emirate. Dubai is a place that has a long trading tradition and this reflects to today’s thriving retail sector.
The shopping experience in modern Dubai has been taken to a completely new level. Luxurious mega-malls and traditional souks compete side-by-side to attract customers offering the latest in fashion and technology from around the world in fantastic prices. All the famous international brand names coexist with local manufacturers of traditional products in an environment that promotes trade and favors competition that results in better deals for the end users.
Dubai Mall and The Mall of Emirates are the two flagships of the “shopping fleet” in Dubai, followed by a number of medium and small sized malls, souks and outlets, as well as individual stores and boutiques. High fashion items, branded names, clothing, gold & diamonds, furs, computers & electronics, carpets, art & souvenirs and many more are offered in very competitive prices.
Dubai retailers run from time to time sale events with additional price reductions. There are two sale events of particular importance:
The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), an one month sales extravaganza, that takes place every year, between the end of December and the end of January.
The Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), running every year from July 1st until mid-August.
Additional sales events are run during the holy month of Ramadan and during Christmas.
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