BurJuman Dubai Featured

An exclusive look at Dubai's high fashion residence
by 19 March 2012

BurJuman shopping mall is located in Bur Dubai, within the heart of the city. BurJuman is renowned for having one of the world’s finest collections of high-end fashion brands under its roof. This elegant shopping mall houses such names as the iconic French maisons of Chanel and Dior, legendary designer emporium Saks Fifth Avenue and a menswear boutique for Hugo Boss, while casual, sports and yachting wear from Paul & Shark is just a purchase away as well as cashmere clothing and accessories from Italian brand Cruciani. Other renowned designer labels in BurJuman include Fendi, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Valentino and Versace. Renowned jewellery houses that also call BurJuman home include Cartier, Chopard, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Alongside these fashion and accessory heavyweights are over 300 high-end street brands. Such a diverse mix of popular and high-end brands is coupled with a wide array of dining choices stunning atrium courtyards outfitted with leisurely seating and beautiful plantlife and foliage dispersed throughout. The result is a relaxed and enriching world-class shopping environment for you, the discerning shopper.

One of Dubai’s most distinct landmarks, BurJuman encompasses over 260,000 square metres of space, which includes a shopping centre, a business tower as well as hotel suites and residences at BurJuman Arjaan Rotana. An esteemed place to shop, BurJuman’s character is defined by an easy layout of boutiques and unique architectural features recalling rich Arabic design motifs. “The excellent selection of sought-after luxury brands conveniently located in close proximity to one another, offer an element of ease to serious shoppers that’s hard to find in some of the larger malls,” says Sabina Khandwani, Head of PR and Marketing for BurJuman.

In addition to excellent shopping, BurJuman also provides a selection of 40 high-end cafés and restaurants with a delectable variety of cuisines including Arabic, Italian, Indian and seafood specialties. Pause and unwind at The Pavilion Gardens, an enrapturing dining retreat surrounded by wood paneling, luscious greenery and water features on the third level in the mall’s south wing. Favourite eateries include Carino’s Italian Grill serving Mediterranean specialties located between the mall and the BurJuman Business Tower; Noodle House at the Pavilion Gardens, or for quick coffee and snack breaks, head to Dôme or Paul Café. In addition, if you’re strolling through the mall in the evening, you’ll be treated to a live pianist and saxophone player performing a range of classic hits.

But it’s BurJuman’s impressive portfolio of high-end fashion and luxury brands that gives the mall its prestigious edge. Of equal praise is BurJuman’s magnificent Saks Fifth Avenue department store which houses renowned designer names such as Prada, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs as well as accessories and cosmetics. “For the ultimate in personalized shopping, we offer the Fifth Avenue Club – a truly unique and complimentary shopping experience, where our customers can relax in a private and luxurious space while they shop at leisure,” explains Carla Daaboul, Marketing Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue in BurJuman. The service is tailor-made for those of you whose schedules don’t allow the time for hours of shopping one end; schedule an appointment to shop in a private suite before or after store hours. A trip to BurJuman is at once personal and rejuvenating; customers can peruse the elegant array of shops without feeling hassled by an impending crowd – an experience typical of an intimate boutique store.

The mall is also known for hosting world-class events such as the prestigious Da Vinci Exhibition, 100 years of Vogue as well as fashion galas, celebrity meet and greets, international family shows, festive celebrations and unique markets. “All of these events add to the fun factor for visitors to the mall,” says Khandwari. “BurJuman constantly looks to enhance the shopping experience with exclusive in-mall entertainment shows and exhibitions.”

The mall recently announced major renovations commencing in the North Wing this spring. The reconstruction aims to extend as well as architecturally unify the mall’s physical space while also enhancing the shopping and entertainment experience. A major grocery store and multiplex cinema are in the works as well as the addition of new luxury fashion to BurJuman’s prestigious retail portfolio. A world of privilege and sophisticated leisure – BurJuman is Dubai’s shopping gemstone.

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