Part of any cultural experience, in any city, is shopping. The goal is not necessarily buying something, but the sheer enjoyment of walking through the streets and browsing in various shops. Each store or cafe offers something unique. Tel Aviv is an interesting place to window shop as it unveils its multicultural shopping experience.
If you wish to do shopping in an air-conditioned environment, then you should try Tel Aviv’s malls. If you turn right on King George Street and pass the clothing shops, you will arrive at Dizengoff Center Shopping Mall, located on the lower floors of an office complex. The Dizengoff Shopping Mall is packed with various stores of all kinds: clothes, housewares, boutiques and souvenir shops, as well as multiple cafes and a couple of cinemas; in short, everything you need to have a relaxing day shopping in one of the Tel Aviv malls.
Another, smaller and less bustling and newer mall is the Opera Tower Mall, right on the Tel Aviv Promenade. This shopping mall is located where Allenby Street meets the sea. Opera Tower is named so after a British Opera house that was located nearby during the British Manadate until 1947. The mall is packed with cafes, shops and even a painting gallery of Israeli brush, selling at reasonable prices.
Another interesting mall is the Azriely Shopping Center, which is located in the lower floors of two dazzling skyscrapers. This shopping mall is huge and contains all a person could ask for: all kinds of shops and cafes in which you will definitely find what you are looking for. In addition, you can go up to the 58th floor to the Azriely Observatory and view the city of Tel Aviv, with its various buildings, neighborhoods, suburbs, highways and the Mediterranean Sea.
If you are into shopping in prestigious boutiques from renowned designers, then Ramat Aviv Shopping Mall is your address. Ramat Aviv is Tel Aviv’s prestigious neighborhood and its shopping mall is known for its exquisite boutiques and atmosphere. Another such pretentious shopping mall is Gan Hair (Garden of the City), located on Ibn Gvirol St. near Rabin Square, which is at the very center of Tel Aviv. This shopping mall stands alongside Ramat Aviv Mall, as the two most expensive malls in the city of Tel Aviv.
The exquisite shops of Tel Aviv can also be found on its two major central streets: Kikar Hamedina and Dizengoff Street. Kikar Hamedina (The State’s Square) is a huge square, famous for its unique boutiques of major Israeli, American and European designers. There is also Dizengoff Street, on the same street that Dizengoff Shopping Mall is located. On this street, in the northern part of Tel Aviv, near Ramat Aviv, designer shops of evening gowns and tuxedos, bridal gowns and accessories, as well as various expensive shoe stores are aplenty.
These are the main shopping locations of Tel Aviv. Join the shopping experience of the “city that never stops” to enjoy Tel Aviv’s shopping atmosphere. See you soon in one of Tel Aviv’s shopping locations!