Dubai is one of the cities with a lot of book stores compared to the other megacity in the gulf region. If you’re a bibliophile, you must not worry about any sort of book you wouldn’t find here. You may find from low price second-hand shops to most branded bookstores scattered across the city. The speedy price of the new books won’t stop your appetite to read, because there are options on your hand. Here in this post, would like to let you know the top ten book store in Dubai.
Since Dubai became the regional business hub, people around the world are here for work, business, and residents. Just like other global industries have established their regional headquarters in Dubai the international mega bookstore chains also have giant stores with millions of books in a variety of languages.
Top 10 book store in Dubai
It is the largest international bookshop based in Japan and has a range of bookstores in different countries around the world, including the UAE, where 2 stores have operated in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
If you’re a literary fan, you can visit the Dubai Mall where Kinokuniya has 6800 square-foot book stores with more than half a million books in many languages such as English, Arabic, French, and Japanese.
Tel: +971 4434-0111
Operating Hours: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
(Sunday to Thursday, except Public Holidays)
Magrudy is the oldest bookshop in Dubai and now it has operated several bookstores throughout the UAE. The company was established in 1975 as a small bookshop, but now it has become a multi-million dollar organization.
Although mainly stores offer educational toys, school supplies, and children’s books, now some are available for mother and child, for example, cookery, fiction, and so on.
A family-run business not only sells a wide range of cards, toys, stationery, and arts & crafts materials but also school uniforms from some of its stores.
World Trade Centre Mall, Al Danah, Abu Dhabi
Tel No. 04-3444-193
10 am: 9.00 pm
3. Book World;
The store is located in Swata the two-floor building has been packed with tens of thousands of books with several sections on literacy. The reader has a variety of options to acquire books by Renting, buying, and borrowing from the store.
When you purchase the book and finished reading you can sell the book back to the store. Therefore, in the book world, you can find the second hand to most branded books with many titles.
Tel+971 4 349 1914
Satwa: 10am-9:30pm (Fri 2pm-9:30pm)
Karama: 10am-9:30pm (Fri 2pm-9:30pm)
4. House of Prose;
This is a second-hand book shop in Dubai, providing not only a sales and purchase service but also a buyback service at a 50% discount for any book that was bought at any store of HOP.
The house of prose has three stores in Dubai, the Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Jumeirah Plaza, on Jumeirah Beach Road.
You can find various books including cookbooks, science fiction, self-healing, and self-help books on crime, travel, and humor, etc.
Although many people believe that it is the place where you can find old books they sell new books as well as children learning books.
5. The Old Library;
It is another most affordable book shop in Dubai located in Gold and Diamond Park. The old library has 10 thousand more books for children, teenagers, and adults.
The book store has operated as a nonprofit organization supported by volunteers and donors.
The reader will contribute to the shop by donating, subscribing, and purchasing second-hand books. Although most of the staff are volunteers, you would find friendly support from them.
You can rent the book from the store and return it to avoid the overdue fine.
Building 7, Gold and Diamond Park
Sat-Thurs 10 am-6 pm
04 321 3939
6. Book ‘n’ Bean;
This is another alternative for those looking for the cheapest bookstore in Dubai. The shop is located in the Ace Hardware store in the Dubai Festival City. It’s affiliated with The House of Prose, and in addition, the store has a coffee shop where readers can go through a book with a taste of the coffee.
All books, whether new or second-hand, have been put in alphabetical order that makes it easy to search for the book in the store.
The store also offers, a customer loyalty card it rewards points while you buy the coffee or book from that store.
After finishing the book’s reading you can return back to the store and they will purchase it at 50% discount.
Ace Hardware, Dubai Festival City, Dubai
Timing: Sat-Wed, 09:00 am to 10:00 pm. Thur-Fri, 09:00 am to 12:00 am.
7. Book plus;
It is located on the corner of the Lamcy Plaza in Dubai. The store offers varieties of books including fiction and non-fiction. Another great thing in this store is, the reader can order any British book in print from Gardeners the largest book wholesaler in the world.
Not charging the additional cost of your books will be delivered within 3 weeks at your door from the UK, but there is a chance that you can pick up the delivery from the store.
It is one of the online bookstores in Dubai where you can order books online. The delivery will not take 3days because the physical shop is not far from Dubai located in the nearest Emirates Sharjah.
Dar Al Hayat sells a full range of Islamic oriented books to schools, libraries, and offices across the UAE and greater region. If you are looking for the best Islamic book store in Dubai Dar Al Hayat can be the greatest option.
- Sharjah, Al Qassimia Street
AL Mutanabi is located Opposite Burjuman Shopping Centre in Dubai. It offers professional and academic literature to kids and adults including fiction and nonfiction books. You can order online and the delivery will be on the same day unless there are severe circumstances.
They always offer some discounted prices for school textbooks, including DHA and MOH related books are available.
10. DC books;
DC Books is the oldest book store in Kerala India, now it has expanded its stores around the world including the United Arab Emirates. Dubai store offers a variety of books for example; mysteries and thrillers, literary fiction, history, current events, science, psychology, biography, politics, both for young and children.
Near Karama Metro Station,
Besides President Hotel, Trade Centre Road,
PH: +971 43548448
Fax: +971 4 3548443
Although there are several book stores in Dubai, these are better in terms of offers, range of books available, facilities, and discounts than others.