5 best buys from Dubai

Dubai gaye aur shopping nahi kari ?

In order to avoid the above comment, I went shopping. TBH, I did not require a single thing from a lot of things that I have bought. But who cares when you get a good deal. Right?

Surely, you can go to The Dubai Mall whenever you wish to. Just remember it’s not a mall, it is a mini city. So, you might need some extra time for that. You will get almost every brand there. But here are a few things that I went for which I ‘did not’ buy from the Dubai mall and thought of sharing the list and the locations with you guys.

  • PERFUMES–  The one stop destination that I would highly recommend is Elyssa General Trading LLC. This store has a superb collection at a very reasonable price. The prices range starts from 10 AED and goes up to 1000 AED depending upon the brand. They probably have every fragrance that you might be looking for. Here is the link for reference if you’re planning to visit anytime soon.


  • MAKEUP-Okay! This was a must buy. Yes I lied. I needed a foundation since my earlier foundation bottle broke off (still crying over that) but that’s it I swear.I went to The Dubai Mall for the same but could not buy it from there as it was super crowded. And then Dubai Duty Free came to the rescue and I ended up buying products that I actually did not require plus the foundation.And the price I got there was less than anywhere I got for the same product as everything there is tax free.


  • SOUVENIRS-From mini Burj khalifas to mini camels and everything that will remind you of Dubai is available in Naif Souq at the cheapest price. The souvenirs start from 5 AED there. Naif souq has thousand other things to buy. It might give you a feel of Lajpat nagar or Karol bagh (if you are from Delhi, you will understand how important it is to visit this market).


  • DATES(DRIED FRUIT)- Go straight to Dates souk at Deira Food Market for fresh dates and to the supermarkets for packed boxes.


  • ELECTRONICS-Al-fahidi Street is well-known for the electronics. It is lined up with shops that sell computers, cameras, mobile phones, speakers, laptops and whatnot. Make sure that you check international warranty before investing in any electronic product. 


Know how to haggle. If you don’t master the art, here are a few things you can follow.

Study the vendor.

Be cool.
Ignore the first offer.
Keep asking for more.

Thank you so much for reading this. Stay tuned for more.

– Aashima Lamba

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