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Exploring Dubai’s World-class Shopping

Exploring Dubai’s World-class Shopping

Dubai is a shopper’s paradise. It’s home to one of the largest malls in the world, has multiple shopping complexes and even has its own dedicated shopping festival. With all of these options, it can be hard to know where to even start if you’re looking to do some retail therapy. Download the Dubai Shopping Travel Guide and Offline Map to help you on your shopping sprees.

1. Dubai Mall

This is the big one – in fact, it’s one of the biggest in the world, and definitely one of the most famous. Beyond the luxury brands and fast fashion, you’ll also find a dinosaur skeleton, a massive aquarium and a beautiful fountain with an evening light show. If you’re visiting for the first time and looking to explore, we recommended a self guided tour so you can really take in the attractions of the mall.

2. Mall of the Emirates

This is another of Dubai’s most popular malls. It has plenty of excellent stores, but it is perhaps most famous for its indoor ski park, which allows shoppers to take a break by taking to the slopes. Even if you don’t know how to ski, you can still partake in the experience and simply enjoying the indoor snow. Other attractions at this mall include a bowling alley and an arcade.

3. Dragon Mart

Dragon Mart is massive. While it lacks the multiple floors of many other malls, it makes up for it thanks to its high square meter area. This mall in particular is focused on goods brought in from China and other parts of Asia. There are great deals to be had there on everything from clothes to furniture to electronics, all for comparatively lower prices.

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Abu Dhabi, Conquering the World One World Record at a Time

Abu Dhabi, Conquering the World One World Record at a Time

Abu Dhabi isn’t shy in breaking world records: the world’s largest hand-loomed carpet, the fastest rollercoaster, the highest high tea, the tower with the greatest lean, the largest cluster of cultural buildings in the 21st century—is there nothing the UAE capital can’t beat? Explore this exciting city where everything seems to set on hustle and bustle mode with the Abu Dhabi Travel Guide and Offline Map

1.     Emirates Palace

Dubai might have Burj Khalifa soaring up vertically, but Abu Dhabi has the Emirates Palace, which sprawls horizontally. It is regarded as the BIG hotel in the Gulf and consists of audacious domed gatehouse and flying ramps to the foyer, 114 domes, and a 1.3 kilometer private beach. To make it more glamorous it has 1,002 crystal chandeliers and 392 luxury rooms and suites. The great thing is you don’t have to check-in to check it out.

2.     Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque is impressive to Abu Dhabi. Rising from its well manicured gardens are more than 80 marble domes on a roofline held aloft by 1,000 pillars. Delicate floral designs inlaid with semi-precious stones, such as red agate, amethyst, and jasper decorate a variety of marbles. It is a masterpiece of modern Islamic Architecture and design. Built by UAE’s first President, Sheikh Zayed, it can hold up to 50,000 worship goers and is one of the very few mosques to welcome non-muslims in the region.

3.     Louvre Abu Dhabi

The highly anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi finally arrived in late 2017. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, this striking museum definitely astounds. The 23-gallery project featuring a contrasting medina-inspired sequence of white buildings flanking a centerpiece. The elaborate, 180-meter-wide filigree dome pays homage to desert-palm shading with its geometric openings represent interlaced palm leaves used in traditional roofing.

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A Glimpse of Dubai

A Glimpse of Dubai

Dubai City in the United Arab Emirates is known for different luxuries, and top landmarks that will surely surprise you. The main language there is Arabic but most people can understand and speak English. Going from one place to another is not expensive and really easy to travel- safe and sound. As it is one of the leading cities, this country has highly developed infrastructure that places it as one of the wonders of the modern world. Well, the audacity of the city’s ruler is that magnificent!

Enjoy your visit to Dubai
Enjoy your visit to Dubai

Here are a few more things to know before your visit:


Weather wise, the best time to tour around the beautiful places of the City is from November-March. Sun-seekers coming from everywhere visit Dubai to take advantage of the weather as it daily highs from 70s to the low 80s. The rest of the months are very hot but you will find air-conditioned complexes to keep off the heat. Amazingly, Dubai must be the only place in the world where you can ski in the snow even If it’s over 100F outside!


The city is the quintessential home of skyscrapers, the merchants has established the greatest science behind the tallest and most lavish buildings. One of the well-known Burj Khalifa, as a mega-tall skyscraper that has received numerous engineering awards from around the globe. The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), who also designed the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the One World Trade Center in New York City.

All in one place, Dubai the most multifaceted city in the world
All in one place, Dubai the most multifaceted city in the world

Dubai Museum

Located in the Al Fahidi Fort , this one is the oldest existing building in the city, and is really a must visit!  A tour of the Dubai Museum is a ride through the emirate’s relics all the way from the third millennium B.C. You’ll find incredible displays like small wooden boats, archeological ruins, exhibits that depict the pre-oil era, paintings, mosque, date farms, souks and desert life, and stone inscriptions.

Dubai Fountains

The Dubai Fountain delights thousands audience each day. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs that performs range of different world music. This plays over 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment. This will ultimately delight your senses by experiencing a dance of water accompanied by lights and music!


Well, drinking is allowed in the right places. And take note, it’s punishable to drink in public places but keep in mind the best places for wine in the city where it’s always classy style with friendly staffs. Travelers detained for any form of alcohol concerns are typically jailed for some days while waiting a court hearing.

Needless to say, Dubai wraps up a bunch of wonders that are pretty easy and secure to tour around. If you want a well prepared travel, check out eTips or Dubai Travel Guide and Offline City Map & Metro for a memorable trip in one of the wonders of the modern world!