Murshid Bazaar- Deira, the Al Fahidi Street- Bur Dubai, Dubai Duty Free and other speciality shops all over the city sell the best shopping household applications and the cheapest in electrical appliances. Hair dryers, calculators, shavers, electronic diaries, kettles, food processors, blenders, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners and other household appliances are ideal buys in Dubai.
The city of Dubai is an open port with low import duties and no taxation, and as such offers unbeatable value to the bargain hunter. Even major brand name products, widely available in the city, are often less expensive in Dubai than in their country of origin. Opening hours vary but shops are generally open from 08.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00. Although most shops are open on Friday evenings they close for prayers between 11.30 and 13.30.
The major shopping areas of the city are Al Faheidi Road, Al Rigga Road, Al Karama, Al Satwa’s Al Dhiyafah Road and Beniyas Square. The modern shopping malls, located throughout the city, contrast with the sights, sounds and smells of the traditional souks.
Bargaining is the norm in the souks and even in shops it is wise to ask for ‘the best price’, particularly if paying by cash.