There is a lack of supermarkets in some areas of Dubai but this is rapidly changing. The most well-known and prevalent chains are as below:
|Choithrams: ||Mid-sized covering all household basics, foods and groceries. Large stores with additional items.|
|Carrefour:||Hypermarkets with a huge range of products.|
|Lulu Hypermarket: ||Hypermarket with a huge range of products.|
|Geant:||Hypermarket with a huge range of products|
|Spinneys:||Small to mid-size supermarkets. Known for quality of food items.|
|Union Coop:||Hypermakets that often have large non-food sections.|
|Waitrose:||Supermaket known for its upmarket quality for its food items.|
Dubai Supermarkets by Area
Carrefour: Mall of the Emirates
Lulu Hypermarket: Adj. Mall of Emirates
Bur Dubai/neighbouring areas:
Spinneys: Spinneys Trade Centre Road, Ramada Spinneys, Mirdiff Spinneys, Oud Metha Spinneys, Bin Sougat Centre Spinneys
Carrefour: Al Shindagha
Choithrams: Opp. Ramada Hotel, Al Fahidi Street
In addition to the supermarkets, these areas have a large number of small markets and groceries.
Spinneys: Al Ghurair Centre Spinneys, Festival City Spinneys
Carrefour: Deira City Centre Mall
Choithrams: Garhoud, Dubai Tower Al Nasr Square, Hyatt Galleria
In addition to the supermarkets, these areas have a large number of small markets and groceries
Dubai Marina/Palm Jumierah:
Spinneys: Dubai Marina Spinneys
Geant: Ibn Battuta mall
Waitrose: Dubai Marina Mall
Few small shops and grocers are beginning to open along some of the retail spaces offered at the base of the buildings. However, this is generally scarce and a trip to the supermarkets are necessary.
Downtown Burj Khalifa:
Spinneys: Al Manzil Souq, Souk Al Bahar Spinneys, The Old Town Island , South Ridge Spinneys , Emaar
Waitrose: Dubai Mall
Ample places to buy household and food items in this area from small and large stores.
Spinneys: The Meadows Village Center, The Meadows Town Center
Choithrams: Greens,Springs, Lakes
Ample places to buy household and food items in this area from mid sized super market stores.
Spinneys: Jumeirah Spinneys, Mercato Spinneys, Mazaya Spinneys
Choithrams: Jumeirah Beach Road, Al Wasl Road opp. Safa Park, Umm Suqiemm
UnionCoop: Satwa, Jumierah, Al Wasl
This area has many large supermarkets mainly along the Jumierah Beach road and Al Wasl Road.