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Dubai, being one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world is considered a shopping haven. With the availability of vibrant shopping festivals, majestic malls and shopping surprises, this is the perfect place to buy that perfect dress, all the electronics, fine jewellery and whatever else your heart desires.

Depending on what you are looking for here are a few of the most popular world-class shopping spots in Dubai.

The Deira Gold Souk: located in the close proximity to hotels in Deira Dubai such as the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel, this is the perfect place to get your minute gold shopping done. The premises are filled with hundreds of gold stores with beautiful gold jewellery and gold bars. This place is known to have the best bargains for gold in the world. There is a huge variety of items to choose from, therefore take your time and pick the perfect piece of jewellery you want.

The Dubai Mall: this is the world’s largest mall and is guaranteed to provide you a complete shopping experience. This is a mini city that is comprised of over a thousand shops, a gigantic aquarium, a four storied waterfall, an Olympic sized ice skating rink and a number of astounding food outlets. The mall is elaborate with stunning modern architecture and the immensely popular Dubai water fountains.

The Al Fahidi Street: this is the ultimate spot to buy cheap electronics. Lined with stores selling computers, laptops, computer parts, speakers, washing machines, refrigerators, ovens, cameras and etc.

The Global Village: this is a shopping festival, located on Emirates Road. The village features pavilions from all over the world. This has a carnival like atmosphere thus is thronged by tourists between the months of November to February.

The Karama Shopping Centre: this is the ideal place to shop for gifts and souvenirs for your family when travelling back from your trip. This shopping centre is filled with handicrafts, designer clothes and imitation watches. You are guaranteed to do some affordable shopping here.

Bur Dubai Souk: Filled with colourful fabrics from East Asia and India. The streets are packed with jewellery stores, exotic fabrics and lovely saree shops.

The Wafi Mall: this is a relatively small mall and is home to variety of famous boutiques such as Chanel, Givenchy, etc. The mall is also famous for Dubai cheeses, pickles, olives and peppers.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.