Apart from the iconic Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world, Dubai is also known for shopping. With an extensive number of glistening shopping malls surrounding the city, Dubai serves as the perfect destination to go on a shopping escapade. Here are some of our top picks when it comes to malls and traditional souqs in Dubai.

The Dubai Mall

With a retail floor space of over half a million square feet, The Dubai mall hosts over 1200 shops carrying luxury designer brands. If you are looking for a new Gucci purse or PRADA bag, this is the mall you can find it in! The mall is close to many 5-star resorts Dubai has to offer.

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Souq Madinat Jumeirah

Located approximately 20km from Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, the Souq Madinat Jumeirah is a high end Middle Eastern souq selling all kinds of items such as antique furniture, shisha pipes and vintage jewellery.

BurJuman Centre

Another high-end luxury mall carrying brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bvlgari. This mall is different when compared to the other luxury malls as it has some beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens to explore and relax in whilst doing your shopping.

Bur Dubai Souq

A good tourist souq that sells gift items, pashminas and even spices. Located opposite the creek in Bur Dubai, this souq provides a glimpse into local Dubai culture. You will also find the Shri Nathje Jayate Temple here, where pavement hawkers sell garlands of flowers, incense sticks and Indian sweets.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+