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  • Dubai Shopping Festival is the best time for deals and discount offers.
  • Outlet Mall is a factory outlet mall with many international and local brands having their factory outlet stores, with discounts going upto 70 %. The best day to go is a Monday, as they is additional offers on Monday.
  • Factory outlets for brands such as Giordano, Adidas & other brands are available in the city (Search for Factory outlets in the shopping section of Travex
  • Best deals on branded luggage bags are available at Carrefour Supermarkets
  • GITEX is the best time for electronic shopping
  • A lot of beauty, bath and fashion products are sold at discount prices at the Ramadan Night Market every year during Ramadan
  • Avoid buying souvenirs from malls. The best place to buy souvenirs would be at market places such as Al Karama, Diera, and also a few warehouses in Al Quoz.
  • Top souvenir must buys would be gold, Arabic perfume, Dates, Spices and Dry fruits, Camel Milk Chocolate, Shisha, Arabic antiques and probably a local designer dress.

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In the olden days, there existed Seven Wonders of the World, which people wanted to see once before they died - the great pyramid of Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis, the statue of Zeus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the lighthouse of Alexandria. And for the modern day shopper, there is just one – the Dubai Mall.

Claiming its place as the world's largest shopping, leisure and entertainment complex, the Dubai Mall was a part of the 20 billion dollar Downtown project and was built over a period of four years. The Mall houses over 1200 shops and entertainment venues and is spread over an area 13 million square foot, slightly larger than 50 football fields. With a 250 room Hotel, 22 cinema screens and more than 150 restaurants and cafes, it gets more visitors per year than the Times Square and Niagara Falls combined. In terms of specific numbers, 200,000 people come to Dubai Mall every day, taking up the total to more than 80 million visitors in a year. Not surprisingly, almost 50% of all the luxury goods sold across entire Dubai in 2014 were from Dubai Mall's cinema screens

The Dubai mall is not just about luxury goods; if you make a wish-list of all the things that you ever wanted to buy in life and step into the mall, you will find every single one of them and more. While you may not be able to buy everything, you will surely get the chance to experience the touch and feel of your dream products.

Apart from stores that sell almost every famous shopping brand in the world, the Dubai Mall also has a variety of world-famous attractions that include the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Fountain, At the Top Burj Khalifa, Sega Republic, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania, and Reel Cinemas.

The Dubai Aquarium is the world’s largest suspended aquarium and its front panel measures more than 100 feet in length and about 30 feet in height that makes it, again, the Largest Acrylic Panel in the world. This giant viewing window allows hundreds of visitors to simultaneously enjoy the sights of 33,000 marine animals inside the 10 million litres of ocean water in the aquarium.

There aren’t many water fountains that cost over 20 million dollars to build – you would find one at the Dubai Mall premises, right within a 30-acre, manmade lake. With 6,600 synchronized lights and 25 multi-colour projectors, the fountain shoots up to more than 200 feet, or the equivalent of a 20-floor building. And yes, it also dances to the tunes of Arabic and International music.

You get a once-in-a-life time chance to literally be at the top of the world when you visit the Dubai Mall. You can take a trip to highest level – the 124th floor – of Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world and set a personal record to boast about among your friends and relatives. Reached by one of the world’s fastest elevators, the observatory is at 1820 feet height and offers you an unparalleled 360 degree view of the city, the Gulf waters, the Arabian deserts and even beyond.

For the adrenaline-seekers, the Dubai Mall offers the Sega Republic, a high-tech gaming and entertainment zone with 15 rides and more than 170 games full of motion simulators and virtual experiences. As you stroll about the 76,000 square feet indoor theme park, you could even become daring enough to get in to the tallest and largest indoor slide in the entire Middle East.

The Dubai Mall also has an Olympic-size Ice Rink; whether you are looking for a first-time ice skating experience, or want to sharpen your skills as a pro, the sensational ice rink is the place to visit. You could also visit the rink to rest your tired legs, sit in the spectator stand with a coffee or snack and watch the skaters gracefully gliding by on the ice.

KidZania at the Dubai Mall is an award-winning centre in the modern field of edutainment. Children get to play more than 80 roles including those of doctors, fire-fighters, mechanics, actors, chefs, radio jockeys, television anchors, engineers, models, photographers and more. This promises a totally new, exciting and educating experience like never before for the children.

For the movie-buffs, Dubai Mall offers the ultimate experience with its Reel Cinemas. Including the first THX-certified cinemas in the UAE, Reel Cinemas has 22 screens, which makes it the largest cinema complex in the region with a seating capacity of 2800.

Food is an essential part of the soul-enriching experiences at the Dubai Mall. You will find the finest culinary delights from every corner of the earth: from Arabian to Mediterranean, from Continental to Asian, from European to American, you can experience every single food culture in the world.  You can enjoy your food either in one of the fine dining restaurants or the promenade café’s that offer splendid views of the Burj Khalifa Lake and the Burj Khalifa towers – there is something for every budget and taste. While the Dubai Mall does not serve alcohol, those looking for a tipple can find their way to the sister mall, Souk Al Bahar, through a link bridge on the lower level; Souk Al Bahar offers the best of spirits from its variety of licensed restaurants and bars.