Galeries Lafayette

With 215,000 sq ft of gleaming white floors crammed with a lust-worthy list of designers, this Parisian department store is worth a wander even if you can’t afford it.
Best for: To call this the French Bloomingdale’s is a tad simplistic but you wouldn’t be far wrong. As you would expect from Dubai’s largest department store it is crammed full of high-end fashion at premium prices. Crammed, however, might not be the right word because the generous spread over three floors make this an enjoyably chic shopping experience. We might have done more window shopping than buying in the past but this is always a place to come for on-trend fashions.

Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).

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