Second Pan Arab Endodontic Conference 2012


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Shopping

   

From 21st century shopping malls and traditional souqs to extravagant festivals and international events, the city will tempt you to max out your credit cards. After sunbathing at Dubai’s pristine and serene beaches, it’s time to go on an exciting shopping tour. Walk into any of the 49 world-class shopping malls and you’ll soon realize why window shopping is impossible. From chic designer wear to the latest electronic gadgets, the tax-free price tags are sure to make you reach for your wallet. In addition, the magnificent architecture and grand interiors make your visit an unforgettable experience.

 

.....Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre is one of the busiest shopping malls in the Middle East, and provides the ultimate shopping experience. With more than 300 outlets spread over three storey, the mall has plenty to offer you leading fashion houses, a hypermarket, restaurants, fast food outlets, children’s entertainment centre and a cineplex. Visit the designated Textile Court for some stunning fabrics, and match it up with charming gems from the Jewellery Court. Don’t forget to stop by the Arabian Treasures section, which houses oriental souvenirs, rugs, carpet and antique furniture.

 

.....Ibn Battuta Mall

This unique mall is themed around the travels of the renowned 14 century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta. The mall is segmented into six distinct countries, representing the most influential places visited by Ibn Battuta. The décor of the Andalusian, North African, Egyptian, Persian, Indian and Chinese Courts are a fascinating sight and the stores within have treasures worth discovering.

 

.....Burjuman Centre

The residence of haute couture, Burjuman brings the world’s leading fashion brands to you on a platter. Take your pick from Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Donna Karan, Fendi, Guess, Hermes, Kenneth Cole, Kenzo, La perla, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada and Saks Fifth Avenue. With stunning passageways and modern sculptures, Burjuman’s décor Is equally impressive.

 

.....Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Wander through the Souk Madinat Jumeirah to experience the true Arabian bazaar-like atmosphere, in which open-fronted shops spill onto the sandstone streets. The huge wooden-arched pathways are home to a range of exceptional brands, cozy cafés and exotic restaurants.

 

.....Mercato Centre

Mercato (Italian for market) offers a charming atmosphere that is quite unique in the Middle East. Based on a distinctive Renaissance architectural concept, it predominantly blends Italian, French and Spanish designs to recreate an authentic European marketplace. The mall provides more than just world-famous brands; it offers an unforgettable shopping and entertainment experience, right down to the cobblestone bridges and stone archways.

 

.....Wafi City

Distinct with its pyramid-shaped atrium roofs and hieroglyphics on the walls, Wafi City is regarded as one of the most opulent and elegant shopping malls in Dubai. The spacious corridors feature a staggering range of fabulous boutiques. From high fashion brands and diamond jewelers to specialty retailers and department stores, you’ll find all you need to live the high life.

 

.....The Boulevard

The Boulevard, located in the impressive confines of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, takes the shopping and dining experience to new heights of luxury. As you stroll around the remarkable interiors, you’ll feel like you are in one of the world’s most fashionable and refined quarters. Choose from a range of designer boutiques like Bottega Veneta, Cartier, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. These neighbor fashionably chic restaurants like Harry Ghatto’s, Mosaico, Scarlett’s and Vu’s.

 

.....Mall Of The Emirates

Mall of the Emirates is home to one of the world’s largest indoor snow parks – Ski Dubai. Take this unique opportunity to ski down the 450-metre slope in a land known for its desert. The Mall, which is one of the largest shopping malls outside North America and whose size is equivalent to 73 football pitches, offers a dizzying choice of over 400 brands, 65 restaurants, a 14-screen Cineplex, a children’s entertainment area and a community theatre and arts centre.

 

.....Dubai Festival City

This interconnected shopping centre, branded as a retail resort of its own, opened in 2007 and has been popular ever since. It holds around 600 stores, features out-door performances and 100 restaurants and cafes, as well as being the home of three major hotels. The centre presents so much variety, including well known shops like Mark Jacobs, Marks & Spencer and IKEA. Overall the shopping centre is set over an enormous 2.8 million square foot and its location by the water offers picturesque abra rides.

 

.....Dubai Mall

This is the region's premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience. With an impressive array of leisure pursuits, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports vies for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where outdoor brunch can be followed by the delights of the big screen and where a 21st century gold souk is set off against a world class aquarium.

 

Tradditional Markets

 

.....Deira Covered Souk

The Deira Covered Souk has more of an Indian feel than an Arabic one, with folks hawking textiles, spices, kitchen wares, clothes and henna. It is a perfect place for a housewife to feel at home! The aromas, the sights and the flavours of this place are quite intoxicating !!!

 

.....Deira Spice Souk

The narrow lanes of the spice souk are scented with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, incense, dried fruit and nuts. Imported from all over the Middle East, they are sold straight out of open sacks that surround the shop keepers.

 

.....Gold Souq

Dubai boasts one of the largest retail gold markets in the world, selling everything from ingots to intricately worked jewellery at bargain prices. The street-front stores side alleys of smaller shops with glittering show windows. There are over 800 jewellery shops in both shopping malls and souks. The gold is in 18, 21, 22 and 24 carat sold at a prevailing daily rate with a fee for craftsmanship.

 

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