Where to shop in Dubai on a budget?

There are a number of things that make Dubai the best city in the world to live in and you can find tonnes of luxury villas for sale in Dubai. However, there is one element that plays a major role in this and that is the shopping opportunities. In fact, the most famous attractions in Dubai are shopping malls such as The Dubai Mall. However, for many, shopping seems like eye candy because of the extremely high price range. When you hear people saying, “Dubai is the city of luxuries,” believe it. In the elite lifestyle of Dubai where residents prefer living in places like Port De Le Mar that is a beautiful beach resort, the locals do not find it expensive to shop from high-end brands.

For expats and students, it is hard to afford expensive clothes and other accessories. Nevertheless, there are many other places for shopping in Dubai where you can get reasonable things without building stress on your wallets. At great bargains, you can buy branded clothes, quality footwear, makeup, and jewellery. The only condition is that you know where to look. Below is a list of spots for cheap shopping that every student and expat should explore:

1)  The Outlet Village

The Outlet Village is the place you should explore if you want to get your hands on branded products at reasonable prices. It is an Italian themed mall where global brands like Carolina Herrera, Galeries Lafayette, Coach, Hugo Boss, Nike, DKNY, Rodeo Drive etc are easily available. Almost every month, there are significant discount packages and sales going on in the Outlet Village. The versatility of handbags is also great here. During the holiday season, people avail discounts as big as 50% in all the major stores. If you talk about clothing, you can find party dresses, casual wear, and formal attires at low prices. The best thing about The Outlet Village is that it is only a 45-minute ride from the city centre if you catch yourself a cab.

2)  Dubai Outlet Mall

The Dubai Outlet Mall is the right place where dedicated shoppers will feel at home. You can find everything here from lifestyle to fashion at the most reasonable prices. The Dubai Outlet Mall is well-known for receiving last season’s stock from high-end brands including Boutique 1, Harvey Nichols, and Bloomingdale’s. Other big shot names in the market such as Adidas, Stella McCartney, Tods, Givenchy, and Wrangler also offer clearance sales in this mall. You can get various items from brands like these without putting a dent in your pockets. Other than that, you can also shop for your home’s decoration from here if you are running low on budget and get quality interior designing pieces.

3)  Retold

Sian Rowlands, the founder of Retold, opened this place with a very meaningful ideology. She wanted to normalise and encourage buyers to invest in second-hand clothes instead of buying new expensive clothes. She discourages fast-changing fashion as it has many disadvantages not only for the consumers but the environment as well. You can visit this mall to get your hands on well-made and long-lasting pieces that are durable for many seasons. An approach like this will play a role in making the planet go greener and healthier. The designers curate fashionable clothing pieces from high street fashion in their boutique, which is located in Al Barsha, Dubai.

4)  Brands for less and Tchibo

Stores like brands for less and Tchibo provide new trends in clothing at great prices. They are updated every now and then so whenever you will go there, there will always be a new range of items that you can shop from. Tchibo is a German-based line that makes quality clothes for consumers who can not afford to invest a lot. If you are in the mood for binge shopping, there is no other ideal place than Tchibo. On the other hand, Brands for Less is a brand that manufactures clothing for both men and women. If you are looking for value shopping, try this store once and you will never look back.

All these shopping malls are in close proximity to residential societies and areas like District One Villas Dubai, which are famous accommodation options for expats. So the next time you want to go on a shopping spree, explore these spots for sure.