Some of Dubai’s malls are very big so, to save time, pick up a map at the entrance so that you can find the stores you want to visit quickly. In most malls similar outlets are grouped together.
Avoid shopping on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings as the malls will be extremely busy.
When shopping in the traditional souks, be prepared to haggle. Vendors expect it.
Before buying gold or visiting the Gold Souk, find out the current price of gold from your hotel’s concierge to ensure that you do not pay over the odds.
Some malls specialise in particular kinds of shopping, for example, home furnishing, luxury labels or high-street brands. Decide what you need from your shopping trip and pick the right mall for you.