But Dubai has also become the long weekend shopping trip. In Dubai there is so much to choose from. The Souks local to the cruise terminal are wonderful, The Gold and Spice on one side of the river, the Old Textile soul on the other side of the creek with the Heritage centre. The modern malls are full of shops you will recognise from back home but surrounded by ski slopes and aquariums reaching up two floors. I kid you not, Dubai is a shopping experience like no other …. and then there is downtown Karama with its 100% genuine fakes at 90% discount. Taxis and the Metro make so much possible in this playground of the rich and famous where alcohol flows like no where else, not least on a long brunch.
The Dubai Mall
This mall is huge, beyond huge. You can have a golf cart taxi run you around, you might need to. You will be walking for days, it is huge. Think good footwear! Watch the film first…..
The Mall is the biggest in the world, including all areas, it is huge. The Fountains are actually outside in the lake, as is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Come back and check out that blog for Wow factor! Click this text. Inside is an ice rink, the statue of a dinosaur and so much more. It has its own gold souk, a Rainforest cafe next to the ice rink, and a Sega Theme Park. There is a lot to do, you will walk more than you have ever done before. The shops open late and families shop late so don’t be shocked if you go to one of the cinemas inside, then eat, then come out and find it is still heaving.
Jean has also been to the Emirates Mall. In all, Doris Visits has ten films on Dubai. Amazingly seven of them whilst primarily about different areas go into shopping and are listed here. It is worth watching them all if you are planning a few days there.
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- A number of ships are now basing themselves in Dubai and offering cruises locally or back and forth through the Suez Canal now it has been expanded and is open for big business. Fly cruises and cruises. The Arcadia is going there.
- P&O Cruises to Dubai – Click here
- Fred Olsen Cruises to Dubai – Click here
- Thomson Cruises – Thomson Dubai Cruises
- Saga Cruises – Click here