Day Tour

Shop like a Local - Unique Shopping in Dubai (5 Hours)

Desert Gate - UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Travel Now Through: 11 Apr 2019

Shop like a Local - Unique Shopping in Dubai (5 Hours )

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Everyone has seen the massive malls that the UAE has with thousands of stores and millions of glittery items to buy.

However, at Desert Gate, we know that our guests may now always want to shop at Western style malls and would love to get to know the hidden places where the true locals go to shop.

Whether it be local fashion, Indian dresses, carpets or otherwise, our expert local shopper will take you to place few tourists ever get to hear of or see. Visit the tailors of Satwa, the Fabric shops of Al Fahidi and the hidden jewellery wholesalers of Deira, this tour will not only show you how real local shopping and bargaining works, but will also enable you to buy unique goods at a fraction of the price found in the malls

In order to prepare, 2 weeks before arrival, we will speak with the guest and understand their tastes, likes and dislikes in order to tailor the tour to the guests specifications

During the tour, we include a couple of stops at local establishments for juices as well as local snacks.

Optionally, we can include a local lunch

About Us

For 14 years, Desert Gate has been delivering memorable experiences to guests coming to the UAE from all around the globe. Desert Gate is a full service Premium Experience Provider with the ability and expertise to deliver wonderful lifelong memories to even the most demanding guest. From the moment you are greeted by our Welcome Concierges and are handed your highly personalized information folder, your trip becomes our highest priority and we will assign you a Specialist to make sure that every element of your stay is simply beyond expectations.

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Valid for Travel Now Through 30 Jun 2019
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Seeing Dubai.

By: GL

Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2017

Desert Gate did an excellent job of delivering an incredible introduction to Dubai for us as first time visitors. The Dubai Cultural Tour, the Desert Safari, and the early morning hot air balloon ride all exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Tour of all 7 Emirates

By: Steve Guinn

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Fantastic all the way around. Our guide, Tatiana, was one of the best we've ever had. Great attitude and knowledge of the country. She and driver had never toured all 7 Emirates in the same day...14 hours, so it was quite an accomplishment, in my view, all the way around....Tatiana/Driver, Desert Gate, Catherine Conn and us for trying to do it and accomplishing it. What an impressive Tatiana had a lot to work with. Would highly recommend this Operator, tour guide, driver, travel planner, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Conn

Great Trip

By: Mikee

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2018

Everything went smooth once we arrived in the UAE. It was awesome and all of our guides were nice and helpful. We got to experience everything on our wish list
Travel Advisor:  Andrew Butler

Did not stay - cancelled for health reasons

By: Shanetella

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Did not stay - cancelled for health reasons
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman