Dubai Shopping Festival & Perfumes
When it comes to perfumes, you can choose from a great deal or local authentic perfumes and oils and you can choose from the perfumes of the international brands as well. The Dubai Shopping Festival, held every year from 1996 gives you great chance to get great discounts while shopping and also to be part of a huge celebration in the same time, packed with events, shows, performances and lots of special surprises for all participants. Let us see where you can buy the best
during Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai Perfume Souk
: If you want to smell the scents what local men and women are using and meeting with a great number of locals to enjoy the great Arabic atmosphere, you should not miss visiting the Dubai Perfume Souk. The Perfume Souk is not as picturesque as the other souks of the district but comprises of lots of perfume stores that sell local scents, a group of which is called Attar. This means spicy perfumes many of which are in fact oil based in order to last longer and have a more intense smell and the other group is called Oud that is made of fragrant wood and have the smell of incense burners. It is a very interesting sight to see local Muslim ladies, many of which wear head-to-toe covering burqas wafting smoke to be able to smell a scent properly. Overall, a tour to the Perfume Souk is a great experience. Local perfumes are sold in very nice little glass bottles, which can also serve as great souvenirs of your journey. You can also find many stores here, which sell genuine and not-so-genuine smells of international designers. Find Dubai Perfume Souk along Sikkat Al Khail Road, which is very near to the Gold Souk.
The downtown shopping malls of Dubai
are full of great perfumeries, like Paris Gallery or the perfume and cosmetics departments of the department stores, such as Debenhams, Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols, Galleries Lafayette, the Saks or the Paris Gallery. You can find all the best, and newcomer smells here with many offering great deals on perfumes and other cosmetics and offering extra presents along with several perfumes during Dubai Shopping Festival. The Dubai Mall alone is housing altogether four department stores, each having their perfume sections with additional perfume stores, not to mention the label stores where you can browse among the variety of brands. Of course, you will see and visit lots of local stores where you can also find local smells such as in YAS, Areej, Al Rasasi or A.S Al Qureshi Perfumes. You can find these stores both in Dubai Mall and in the Mall of the Emirates, with many being represented also in Deira City Centre, BurJuman Shopping Mall, Mirdif, Marina and Festival City Shopping Malls all the same. Wafi City and Ibn Battuta Malls also house several authentic and international perfumeries, with Wafi having its own very authentic souk where visitors will find local scents all the same. All these great downtown shopping malls are already preparing for the Dubai Shopping Festival with great deal of shows, events and of course with lots of discounts.
No matter you visit Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates, the Deira City Centre or the newest malls of the city in Festival City and Marina malls, you can be sure to find plenty of stores selling great quality local and high profile perfumes with special discounts for Dubai Shopping Festival.