Shopping

Downtown Burj Khalifa offers and unparallel lifestyle appeal to both residents and visitors with a variety of shopping options. From the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, The Dubai Mall, to the tranquil surrounding of the more intimate Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Burj Khalifa is a lifestyle destination set in a distinct mix of traditional and modern architecture where people live, work and play.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is a 12.1-million square foot retail, lifestyle and entertainment destination equal to about 50 international-sized soccer fields. Home to the most extensive collection of major fashion brands in the world, The Dubai Mall is a celebration of haute couture with 70 signature stores in the luxury Fashion Avenue. Anchors include France’s leading lifestyle retailer Galeries Lafayette, with America’s favourite Bloomingdale’s to open early in 2010. With more than 1,200 stores and an impressive array of leisure pursuits and attractions, The Dubai Mall is a world-class destination and an unprecedented shopping experience.

Discerning shoppers will find a treasure-trove of shops, conveniently clustered into precincts at The Dubai Mall. Choices range from the world’s most renowned department stores to trendy boutiques, couturier fashion for men, women and children, Arabic fashion, book stores, electronic and computer retailers, eyewear and footwear, tailors, giftware, florists, watches and jewellery, health and beauty and cosmetics, sports, travel and luggage, toys and hobbies, music and fashion accessories.

Services include banks and financials, laundry and dry cleaners, pharmacy and medical, photo development, telecommunications and the largest Waitrose supermarket in the Middle East. More info on www.thedubaimall.com 

Emaar Boulevard

Inspired by the great boulevards of the world, Emaar Boulevard, a 73m wide and 3.5km long lifeline of the buzzing Downtown Burj Khalifa, will be one of the finest, and most exclusive shopping strips in the world. Combined with its glamorous parades of boutique stores and trendy dining outlets, and impressive views of Burj Khalifa and landscaped surroundings, the Emaar Boulevard will provide a vibrant and eclectic lifestyle experience to be enjoyed. More info on www.emaar.com.

Souk Al Bahar

A charming Arabesque mall on The Old Town Island brings an element of tradition to this vibrant, urban environment. While the selection of stores is truly modern and influential this lifestyle and shopping destination has been designed to create the trading atmosphere of the past with a number of traditional Arab architectural motifs. Souk Al Bahar, has over 100 shops, and is designed with a strong outdoor dining theme with more than 22 restaurants and cafés – featuring some of Dubai’s favourite chains – lining the waterfront promenade offering exclusive views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.

Ideally located near the iconic developments of Downtown this signature souk is both a tourist destination and a lifestyle shopping mall offering all the conveniences of a community mall in a cultural and leisurely setting. For more information, please visit: www.theoldtown.ae

Gold Souk

At the heart of The Dubai Mall is the worlds largest indoor Gold Souk, with over 220 gold and jewellery retailers, and a selection of cafes throughout the souk’s meandering walkways. The Gold Souk at The Dubai Mall recreates the traditional charm of an Arabian souk, reflecting the rich regional heritage of the gold trade. At its centre, lies the Treasury Dome, a 24.2m x 12.6m atrium with a dynamic projection ceiling and continually changing multimedia shows.