Along with keeping its traditional souqs, the UAE has risen up with a great number of international malls that attracts shoppers from all over the world.
UAE was able to merge tradition with modernity by developing and constructing shopping malls that offer an incredible array of international American, European and Asian brands.
Many malls include cinema complexes, coffee shops and childcare facilities.
Shopping malls are now all over the Emirates, but here in this article, we will be making a UAE Shopping Guide- that you may need while you are there, for the best and most popular shopping malls and centers in the UAE.
Some of the biggest malls in the region are located in Dubai. Here we mention Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road that currently features more than 630 retail outlets, 7900 parking spaces, over 100 restaurants and Cafes, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores. There is also the Dubai Festival City by the Creek that has delightful waterfront setting, and Mirdif City Centre, near Burj al-Arab, that has good leisure and entertainment facilities. Other most popular malls in Dubai are : Ibn Battuta Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, DragonMart and Dubai Mall.
In the capital of the UAE, malls are perfect place to catch up with family and friends, and you can have fun until late at night. There, you can find a great number of good shopping malls where you will find everything you need. Visit the delightful Marina Mall on the breakwater that has more than 400 high-end outlets. You can also visit the three-floored Mushrif Mall , that features a mix of shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment facilities. There is also the spacious Al Wahda Mall on Hazza bin Zayed.
For further shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, you can head to Marina Mall , Central Market, Dalma Mall or Al Raha Mall .
Even though it does not have a huge number of malls like the coastal cities, At Alin actually has more malls than you really think. You can get pretty much everything at the newly expanded Al Ain Mall, which is featuring an array of decent dining options and high street brands. There is also Al Jimi Mall where you can get whatever you need from clothes to contact lenses. Other great shopping malls in Al Ain include Bawadi Mall, Wahat Hili Mall and Al Foah Mall.
You can find a number of high-end shops and malls in Sharjah. The most famous mall there is Central Market which is characterized by its Islamic design and features fashion outlets, jewelry, carpet and antique stores. There is also Sharjah Megamall, and Sharjah City Centre.
Enjoy shopping at the favorite shopping destination in Ajman: City Centre Ajman that features a wide array of mid-market popular fashion shops and entertainment facilities to spend good time with the family. In Ajman, there is also Dana Mall, Safeer Mall, Hamdan Center and many others.
Ra’s Al Khaimah
Located in the heart of the city of Ra’s Al Khaimah, lays the Manar Mall, which is one of the oldest shopping malls in the emirate. In RAK, you can visit other good shopping centers such as Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall and Al Naeem Mall.
Featuring of over 100 stores of new and internationally renowned brands, along with entertaining facilities, Fujairah City Center is one of the most favored shopping destinations in Fujairah. There is also Trade Center Shopping Mall, which is relatively small in size, but featuring a good collection of stores for a number of your needs.
In Fujairah, there is Dana Plaza Shopping Center, too, which is also considered small, but allows you to enjoy watching a movie in its cinema after you finish shopping.