Dubai is not only about towering skyscrapers and malls where you are happy to put a deep dent in your pockets. Amidst all the glitz and glamour you will find shopping malls, where you can walk away with a great bargain after a good bout of haggling.
Gold Souq - At the gold souq in Deira, it is impossible to resist yourself the allure of this shiny metal. Exquisite pieces forged with amazing craftsmanship.
Satwa Souq - In Satwa stroll down to the main shopping square and you will be amidst exquisite fabrics, electronics and household products to be bought at bargain prices. You will find fabrics of every kind, from raw silk, Japanese crepes, pure silk and pure linens along with casual and fancy dress materials.
Meena Bazaar - Cloths of every colour and texture can be bought here at bargain prices. Stores are crammed with fabrics of metallic yarn, sheer organzas and delicate silks. In the bazaar itself, you can find tailors that stitch a well-cut dress from these fabrics within a couple of days. There are also a few outlets selling ready-made dresses.
Karama shopping complex - At this complex along with fabric you will find beautiful souvenirs and trinkets at very affordable prices. Arabian coffee pots, Moroccan lamps, camel figurines and Arabian khanjars can be bought here. Handbags, wallets, pashmina shawls, cushion covers, bedspreads, embroidered or sequined table covers and so on, the list is endless.