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Best deals in Dubai: Shopping made easy

By Shuchita Kapur

We love shopping and we love the deals and there is never a better time than during the city’s shopping festival to declare we just can’t stop from buying, irrespective of the just made and about-to-be-broken New Year resolution to cut down on our spending habits.

And, to make life simpler for those who can’t keep away from retail therapy for more than a few days, here’s the first online retail sales directory Offeraty.com to tell you where can you find what at the best available prices?

This website is the first online guide for retail offers and discounts in Dubai and has been launched well in time to let us know about all the crazy deals during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2014.
So, now you can check all existing offers at Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Festival City, Deira City Center, Mirdif City Center, Burjuman, Mercato, Wafi, Al Ghurair, Lamcy Plaza, Arabian Center, Ibn Battuta and Times Square, in just a few minutes.

The interactive website enables consumers to track enticing shopping bargains at the malls, starting from clothing and all the way to electronics.

“Offeraty’s platform is interactive and easy to navigate, facilitating an easy and pleasant browsing experience. We aim to make consumers’ lives easier,” says Louay Talostan, Business Development Manager at Offeraty. “The website enables shoppers to save time, money and effort by providing them with an up-to-date list of offers and discounts at a click of a mouse. Such insight would normally require a trip to the mall, but can now be checked from the comfort of a home.”

Online shopping is fast picking up in the country. Take the case of online grocery shopping. It started as an option for busy residents in Dubai to get groceries home without having to drive to the nearest supermarket.

Resultantly, websites such as www.trolley.ae<https://www.trolley.ae>, www.supermart.ae<https://www.supermart.ae> and www.earlybird.ae<https://www.earlybird.ae> are now doing well and their delivery vans can be spotted in popular communities in the city.

And, with the launch of a website like Offeraty, consumers can make their larger shopping experience better by saving on time and knowing exactly what to choose and pick up when they actually head to a mall in the city.

A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that 80 per cent of consumers search for information regarding products they wanted to buy before heading to the shops. Despite the increase in online shopping activity globally, purchasing goods and products at physical retail outlets or shopping malls is still the dominant trend.