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Deira City Center

Middle-East : Dubai : Dubai Shopping : Dubai Shopping Malls


Deira City Center is like a modern souk for the locals. Many local families spend some of their weekends visiting the shops of Dubai Mall and their attractions. Deira City Center is one of the oldest large shopping malls of Dubai, still among the most popular ones.


Deira is one of Dubai’s most visited attractions during a cultural tour. Deira that was once the royal and governmental seat is slowly getting back its old shine packed in a brand new outlook. Deira, over the decades could only partly remain restored, its other half being continuously under renovation. If the Palm Deira, the biggest of the Palm Islands larger than an average city, ever builds, then that it will be Deira that will handle the biggest traffic all over Dubai. However, until then, Deira has succeeded to remain the shopping-hub of Dubai, with all of its colourful old souks or marketplaces till the modern shops found in its large mall.


If we see Deira City Center, we can freely say that it is a real shopping paradise for women. Housing more than 350 shops, smaller and larger ones, an entertainment complex with children’s theme park and a huge cinema multiplex, with additionally a large hotel, operated by Pullman Hotel Chain, Deira City Center is one of the most colourful shopping malls to visit.


Deira City Center has many parts, out of which there is more emphasis put on the large Carrefour that is located here and selling everything just like Tesco or Auchan chains in Europe. It is interesting to note, that currently some Arabic countries only let Carrefour to sell their goods. Next to Carrefour, the main attractions visited by thousands within the Deira City Center are the Jewellery and Textile Courts. We can guess how large the variety of both jewellery and textile is over here. Arabic people love gold, especially women and they love all types of textiles as well. Tailored clothes both for men and for women are still the very common over here, especially when it comes to a traditional wedding during which a bride changes clothes at least 4-5 times during one evening. Therefore, you can guess how big is the amount of different textiles needed for all the different styles of wedding dresses.


Talking about the jewellery, Dubai is long-time world famous for its finest choice of gold jewellery. Although, according to the rules of Muslim religion, only women can wear gold, many men leave these rules behind in the modern times. Deira City Center has a great collection of all types of Jewellery from gold to pearl or diamond.


To mention the entertainment facilities, for the children, there is the Magic Planet Theme Park, located in Deira City Center. It is really a wonderland for kids and it has tons of entertainment programs and facilities for children of all age. They also do nursery for those parents who would like to shop a little bit more. As for the entertainment of parents, the huge cinema theatre of Deira City Center plays all types of films, and there will soon be a Bowling City opening here as well.