As the name might suggest, The Outlet Village is akin to a small, self-sustaining city. The sprawling shops at Dubai’s newest discount shopping destination are connected by a massive stone archway that spans 1.5 million square feet. Here, 100 shops are complemented by multiple coffee shops, eateries, and more.
It can be easy to get lost among the ample wares and glamorous environs, which means you might end up missing some of its coolest spots. From ice cream unlike any other to a shoppable art gallery, discover six must-visit stops to add to your itinerary the next time you visit The Outlet Village.
A Unique Dessert at Moishi
The claim is, “Once you go Moishi, you never go back” – and that’s a challenge we’re more than willing to accept. This cool dining spot at The Outlet Village offers the traditional Japanese dessert “mochi”, a confectionary ice cream coated in sticky rice. These neat little packages of deliciousness are easy to eat, so they make great on-the-go snacks.
Culinary Eye Candy at Grand Saray
If you’re planning a trip to The Outlet Village, make sure to call ahead for reservations at the Grand Saray. Not only does this chic and colorful restaurant rate high on the Instagrammibility scale, but it also serves some of the region’s best Turkish “heritage” food that traces its origins back to the reign of the Ottoman Empire.
A Place Where Wishes Come True
A shopping experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a wishing well, and the scenic version at The Outlet Village is as magical as it gets. Drop a coin and make a wish – and if your wish happens to be finding a hidden gem at a discounted price, it just so happens that you’re already in the right spot.
Art That You Can Take Home
Gallery One’s motto is “art in everything”, which is why it’s the best spot in Dubai to pick up a limited-edition print celebrating regional culture, a pack of colorful notebooks decorated with the city skyline, a postcard to send home to mom, a leather journal, or any number of artistic products.
A Shopper's Paradise
Inside Galeries Lafayette, you’ll find everything you need for the home and family, from gourmet food products and luxury accessories to womenswear and jewelry. The upmarket French department store also stocks the top brands in fashion and beauty, meaning it’s a great place to shop for fragrances from Chanel, makeup from MAC, clothes from Kenzo, and more at deeply discounted prices.
Unmissable Deals During DSF
While this doesn’t deal with a physical must-visit location, it does outline one major reason to shop at The Outlet Village over the coming weeks: all of the deals, steals, and more that have been unveiled by the retail outlet for the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). From now until January 27th, shoppers will enjoy special offers and further reductions – up to 90 percent off at that! The Outlet Village is also rolling out a special “Spend and Win” campaign, which gives customers a chance to win one of four shopping sprees worth AED 100,000 weekly – complete with a personal shopper – for every AED 200 spent during DSF.