13 Best Souvenirs To Buy In Dubai When You Visit


best things to buy in dubai
best things to buy in dubai

Is Dubai expensive for shopping? what is Dubai best known for? or what is Dubai famous for? I’m sure these are the very first few questions that arise in one’s mind before their visit and to buy in Dubai.

Let me answer you that, Dubai is one of the 7th states of UAE which got recognition after the construction of huge malls, buildings, hotels and many other landmarks that have listed either the tallest or the biggest in the world. Yes, Dubai is expensive if you shop or live in New Dubai whereas it gets extremely cheaper if you go to the Old Dubai side.

For the previous few years, Dubai has become the world’s most visited city in the world and known as ‘the world shopping centre’ for the shopaholic. There are numerous shops to buy gifts from Dubai when you visit.

This article will give you more deep understandings of exactly what to buy in Dubai as a gift or for your own use.

We have sorted some best ideas for your shopping list below:

Things You Should Buy from Dubai

1. CAMEL MILK CHOCOLATE

camel milk chocolate dubai
Camel Milk Chocolate

It is a UAE local product and one of the very famous things made in UAE by only Al Nassma. The camel shaped milk chocolate comes in many varieties. Which can be one of the nicest gifts for sweet lovers.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Every age and gender.

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: 50 – 200 AED (USD 14 – 55)

WHERE TO BUY: shops of Al Nassma at Burj Khalifa, Airport dutyfree, Dubai Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

2. OUDH AND BAKHOOR

Oudh and Bakhoor
Oudh and Bakhoor

Extracted from Agarwood resin, OUDH AND BAKHOOR perfume is a unique Arabic gift idea, that you must Carry-back home. Whereas Bakhoor is a finely crushed Agarwood comes in round balls or chips shaped which when burned gives out a very pleasing aroma.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Siblings, Spouse, grandmother, mother, parents, close friends, and boss

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: 500 – 60,000 AED (USD 150 – 20,000) and above.

WHERE TO BUY: All branded Perfume shops in malls like Swiss Arabian, Rasasi, Ajmal and many more, Airport dutyfree, Perfume Souk at Deira.

3. DATES (DRIED FRUITS) of DUBAI

Dates (Dried Fruits) of Dubai
Dates (Dried Fruits) of Dubai

Dates are the cheapest items in UAE and it is the utmost significant part of Middle East culture and performs a vital part during important festivals like the Ramadan. With over 20 famous & tasty varieties, and the cheap items to buy from Dubai.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Every Gender & Age

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: 10 – 350 AED & (USD 3 – 100)

WHERE TO BUY: Fresh Dates at Deira Food Market, Supermarkets for packed dates, All Malls, The Walk JBR, Town Centre Jumeirah, Ras Al Khaimah.

4. ARABIC ATTARS (PERFUME OIL)

Arabic Attar - Perfume Oil
Arabic Attar – Perfume Oil

An exotic fragrance will enrich your mind with freshness, every time you come across an Arab. In Arabic, it is known as Attar which is non-alcoholic and safe to use. Extracted from flower petals this perfume is perfect for the use of men and women both, in Dubai.

BEST GIFTS FOR: boss, Spouse, parents, families & close friends

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: 20 – 100 AED (USD 7 – 30)

Where To Buy: Perfume Souk in Deira, Perfume shops in all malls and the airport.

5. PERSIAN RUGS AND ARABIC STYLE CARPETS

Persian Rugs and Arabic Style Carpets
Persian Rugs and Arabic Style Carpets

In Dubai high-quality Persian rugs and carpets are on the expensive side of the souvenir shopping list, This souvenir definitely features in the premium gifts. Carpets at cheap rates are also available but they are not made with high-quality stuff.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Wife, mother, brothers, uncles, grandfather & mother, and boss

PORTABLE LEVEL: Difficult to handle

PRICE RANGE: 1000 AED (USD 300) and above.

WHERE TO BUY: Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Shopping Festival & all other malls, Souq al Bahar & Bur Dubai Souk

6. TRADITIONAL LANTERN AND LAMPS

Traditional Lantern and Lamps
Traditional Lantern and Lamps

It is anther Dubai’s special shopping items. These lanterns comprise of a great number of complicated ornaments on them, including glass in their designs as well. Lamp in Dubai are Inspired by legend and the mystery of it had found its way to Dubai. Lamps are decorated with stones and complicated carving style. Lantern and lamps are the finest things to get from Dubai.

BEST GIFTS FOR: office, Family & Friends

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to carry

PRICE RANGE: 10 – 200 AED (USD 3 – 54) and above

WHERE TO BUY: Dragon Mart, Karama Souq, Dubai airport souvenir shop, Union Coop society & Day 2 Day.

7. TRADITIONAL ARAB SHOES

Traditional Arabic Shoes & Slippers
Traditional Arabic Shoes & Slippers

Arab fashioned shoes are slim fit and curly tip shoes which are for men. These are available in many different colors and designs. For women, they are made with beads, ornaments and little cloth balls also considered one of the best gift items.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Every Gender & Age

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Carry

PRICE RANGE: 50 – 500 AED (USD 13 – 140) and above

WHERE TO BUY: Al Karama, Cloth Souk, Airport dutyfree, Deira & Burdubai markets.

8. KAVA POTS AND COFFEE SETS

Kava Pots and Coffee Sets
Kava Pots and Coffee Sets

Kava is nothing but absolute pure coffee. This coffee is a part of Arab culture and being served in fancy pots, called “dallah”. These cups are made of copper or silver and are decorated with complicated carving and precious stones. Due to its very value, it is in our special shopping items list.

BEST GIFTS FOR:  Relatives & Family for decorative purpose

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: Coffee Pots (dallah) 30 AED (USD 9) and Above, Coffee 150 AED (USD 30) per Kilogram and Above

WHERE TO BUY: Dubai souks, Dubai airport souvenir shop, All Malls and all supermarkets from small to big are available

9. HOOKAHS AND SHEESHA PIPES

Hookahs and Shisha Pipes
Hookahs and Shisha Pipes

Dubai has shops that sell some truly amazing decorative Shisha. It is very common and popular and often smoked as a part of the local’s culture and pastime. Hooka is another name of Shisha.

BEST GIFTS FOR: decorating for Family & Friends and for Smokers.

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Handle

PRICE RANGE: 100 AED and above

WHERE TO BUY: All Malls, Hypermarkets, Smoker’s outlets & Dubai souks.

10. ABAYAS

Arabic Style Abaya
Arabic Style Abaya

In Arab countries, Abaya is a cultured loose robe that usually Muslim women wear. Difficult threadwork is done on the veils, around the cuffs and the edge of the robe which keeps a woman modest.

BEST GIFTS FOR: female Friends & Family.

PORTABLE LEVEL: handle vary according to the size

PRICE RANGE: AED 50 – 500 (USD 15 – 150) and above

WHERE TO BUY: All Malls, abayas centre in Mirdiff, Souk Naif, Airport dutyfree, Dubai Deira & Burdubai souks.

11. PASHMINA SHAWLS

Woolen Pashmina Shawls
Woolen Pashmina Shawls

The Pashmina Shawls sold in Dubai are made of cashmere which is made from goat hair and silk in the Southern part of Asia.  The right way to check the originality of the shawl is by crossing it through the ring. If it passes through smoothly than it is an authentic piece else is fake.

BEST GIFTS FOR:  Boss female Friends & Family.

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to handle

PRICE RANGE: 350 AED (USD 100) and above for original Shawls

WHERE TO BUY: All Malls, Karama, Souk Naif, Airport dutyfree, Dubai Deira & Burdubai souks.

12. GOLD JEWELRY

Gold Jewelry Set
Gold Jewelry Set

‘City of gold’! is another name of Dubai for its gold jewellery. This precious gift will be one of the unforgettable souvenirs you would be carrying for your loved ones back home. It is quite low in rates as compared to your home country.

BEST GIFTS FOR: female Friends, Family, and girlfriends,

PORTABLE LEVEL: Easy to Carry

PRICE RANGE:  Gold Type 24k (AED 188, USD 51.18), 22k (AED 176, USD 48.05), 21k (AED 168, USD 45)

WHERE TO BUY: all jewellers outlets in malls, Airport dutyfree, Dubai Gold Souk, and all jewellery stores

13. ELECTRONIC ITEMS

Electronic Items Store
Electronic Items Store

On your visit, you would surely think that “what are the best gadgets to buy in Dubai?”. So here is the answer to this question. Dubai has kept itself up to date in electronics, and have amazing collections of best gadgets & gears with an attractive discounted price. If you are planning a visit during the Gitex expo season then you can surely grab some best offer deal!

BEST GIFTS FOR: Every Gender & Age

PORTABLE LEVEL: handle vary according to the size

PRICE RANGE: AED 150-10,000 (USD 50-3000) and above

WHERE TO BUY: Airport dutyfree, Dubai Trade centre Gitex Expo, Al-Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai, Sharaf DG, Jackys Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, other electronics stores

Note:

Like Dubai, there are also many famous things to buy in Abu Dhabi and other states of UAE as each state has its own specialties. Above mentioned are some of the Dubai shopping tips on how to buy things in Dubai for ladies and gents and for children. Dubai is a pack of souvenirs, you may even buy Dubai souvenirs online or at Burj Khalifa souvenir shop.

Written by Editorial Staff

The Editorial Team of Discover Soon consists of a group of professional Blogger geeks.

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