Shopping in Dubai

The sprawling expanse of the malls, the innovative architecture, the designer boutiques, top brands, vast product range from haute couture to the latest gadgets and an endless choice of restaurants and cafes allow visitors the option of passing an entire day within the premises of a single shopping complex. Existing alongside modern marvels such as the shopping malls, are the traditional markets, also known as the souks. With their historic structures still in place and restored to meet the demands of the present day, Dubai's different souks may vary in their offerings and character, but are all alive with the buzz of trade and the spirit of a strong and traditional past.