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Dubai’s best outdoor shopping malls and markets

Dubai is a shoppers' paradise but it doesn’t all happen indoors
From the beachside glamour of La Mer to the contemporary nod to Dubai’s heritage at Al Seef, Dubai is redefining outdoor shopping precincts, as the city once did for malls. Once the weather cools, shoppers head to outdoor boutiques, al fresco malls and the farmers markets popping up around the city. Add these to the list…
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Seaside shopping

The Beach at JBR

Seaside shopping

The Beach at JBR

When you can’t decide whether to beach or shop

If you like strolling along the beach while you do your shopping, The Beach opposite JBR offers a plethora of cafes and shops, including minimalist Japanese lifestyle brand Muji, cosmetics heavyweights Sephora and MAC, plus homegrown multi-brand boutique S*uce On-Sea. Every day during winter, outdoor artisanal marketplace The Market hosts several dynamic stalls selling food, trinkets, accessories and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Contact Details
  The Beach at JBR
  +971 4 317 3999

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Eat. Shop. Art

City Walk

Eat. Shop. Art

City Walk

Boutique shopping in a chic, trendy district

Nestled between Downtown Dubai and Jumeirah Beach, this sleek outdoor retail area contains a cinema, a London-themed street and plenty of great cafes. The indoor part of the precinct offers a great range of luxury designers including Carven, Karl Lagerfeld and NYC-based Rag & Bone. Get your hands on the latest in French fashion at Le BHV Marais or take home one-of-a-kind products from Polette Concept Store. Stroll the tree-lined esplanade for views of the Burj Khalifa and check out murals by international street artists at City Walk's art initiative, Dubai Walls.
Contact Details
  Al Safa Street
  +971 4 317 3999

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Out of the box

BoxPark

Out of the box

BoxPark

Al fresco urban spaces to stroll and shop

Discover Dubai’s homegrown street cred at this hip outdoor shopping and dining development stretching out along Al Wasl Road, near City Walk. This colourful urban strip features retailers and cafes housed within tricked-out cargo boxes. As well as 30 casual dining spots, the al fresco development is home to 14 boutiques including Marimekko, OnePiece, and socially-conscious US casual kicks brand TOMS.
Contact Details
  Al Wasl, Jumeirah
  +971 4 317 3999

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Fresh and funky

Ripe Market

Fresh and funky

Ripe Market

Homegrown produce, treats and one-of-a-kind gifts

Pioneers of Dubai's market scene, Ripe sets up shop three days a week in idyllic outdoor locations across the city during the cooler months. Zabeel Park is by far the biggest affair and every Friday during winter the community flocks to the park's lush grounds to browse the stalls or food trucks of over 100 local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce and baked treats to locally made gourmet goodies and jewellery, all set to a soundtrack of live acoustic music. Ripe also hosts pop-ups throughout the year, such as the fashion-focused Ripe Design Market at Dubai Design District.
Contact Details
  Zabeel, Dubai
  +971 44 398 6888

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Discover Arabia

Spice Souk

Discover Arabia

Spice Souk

Arabian market shopping along Dubai Creek

Old Dubai is often overlooked in favour of glossier venues, but the city's traditional souks offer a glance into Dubai’s past and a chance to do some good old-fashioned bargaining. The outdoor Spice Souk and former trading hub in Deira is as embedded in Dubai's history as its pearl diving heritage. Here, narrow alleyways are stocked with bags overflowing with heady spices, such as cinnamon, saffron and frankincense. While you’re in the neighbourhood, don’t miss the equally famous Gold and Textile souks. 
Contact Details
  26 34 Street, Deira

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Day at the beach

La Mer

Day at the beach

La Mer

Shop, dine and play at Dubai’s newest beachfront district

La Mer is home to the ultimate beachfront neighbourhood, where beautiful boutiques sit alongside an amazing outdoor cafe culture and excellent beach lagoons meet fun kid-friendly play areas. It’s truly a destination that will please any guest. Make sure to pick up some fashionable items at shops like ShayMartian, Trina Turk and Beach Bunny. Between popping in and out of boutiques, have a break and a bite at dining concepts like HQ’s 459 for a healthy breakfast and refreshing iced coffee or Treej Cafe for a fresh twist on Emirati classics.
Contact Details
  Al Satwa, 32 C Street
  +971 4 317 3999
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Discover Dubai Creek

Al Seef

Discover Dubai Creek

Al Seef

Old and new worlds collide along Dubai Creek

Head down to Dubai’s most historical neighbourhood, along Dubai Creek, and check out its latest development. Al Seef’s waterfront property complements Dubai’s thriving heritage district by speaking to both the city’s futuristic style as well as its roots. This leisure district is home to shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more.
Contact Details
  Bur Dubai, Dubai Creek
  800 637 227