Bookstores In Dubai Bibliophiles Must Take Note Of

Are you a bibliophile in the city who is always on a book hunt? Then we have got a list of the best bookstores in Dubai you need to keep in mind when you are out on your next book hunt.

1. Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya bookstore in The Dubai Mall

Kinokuniya Book store

This Japanese global bookstore brand is enormous in Dubai. It is home to more than half a million books waiting for you to be enjoyed. What’s more, is its vast book gallery for you to browse through. Additionally, they also stock up thousands of magazines in English, Arabic, Japanese, French, German, and Chinese. So you know if there is a book you need to find in the UAE, it’s here. Walk into Kinokuniya in your next The Dubai Mall trip and be amazed to see how quickly time passes by over here. Moreover, they also offer online shopping.

Where: 2nd Floor, The Dubai Mall
Timings: 10AM-12AM

2. Borders

Borders bookstore uae


With over 15 stores across the Middle East, Borders has been offering a great selection of books to readers across the city in Dubai. As it provides competitive rates in its various stores in the city, it is becoming a fast favorite bookstore in Dubai city. Strategically located in most of your favorite malls- from Deira City Centre to Mall of the Emirates, Borders makes buying your favorite author’s latest bestseller easier than before. Additionally, it also offers stationaries and toys for your little ones to indulge in while you read your book.

Where: 10 Locations in Dubai including DCC and MOE
Timings: 8AM-12AM
Contact: Facebook page

3. House Of Prose

House of Prose bookstore in dubai

House of Prose

For some of us, hoarding books can be quite an expensive affair. That’s why second-hand bookshops are the best answer to get your personal copy for cheap rates. This bookstore features a massive collection of books across the genre for people to indulge in. One of our favorite features of this one is their policy of offering a 50% discount on exchanging old books with newer titles. They also have popular book sets available for as low as AED 20 so you do not feel the pinch in your pocket after a grand book purchase. With three stores in the city, they ensure that their bookstores are easily accessible too.

Where: JBR, Times Square Centre and Dubai Garden Centre
Timings: Sat-Thurs 11 AM- 9 PM | Friday 5 PM- 9 PM
Contact: 04 344 9021

4. Book World

Book World Satwa

BookWorld (Source: OnTheGo)

This bookshop in Satwa hosts an extensive collection of English books, magazines, comics and a variety of other readables. Stacked in their floor to ceiling shelves, you can browse the books with ease. Not in a mood to buy? You can rent in the titles and get half the money back on return. Oh, and did we tell you that you can bargain too! This one is an excellent find for book lovers for affordable book stores.

Where: Shop Number 5 & 6, Al Hudaiba Road, Al Bada
Timings: Mon-Thu, Sat 10:30 AM- 9:30 PM | Friday 2 PM- 9:30 PM
Contact: 04 349 1914

5. Jashanmal Bookstores

Jashanmal Bookstore

Jashanmal Bookstore

They offer a wide array of books spanning across genres, including new releases and best sellers. With a cozy and appealing environment, they have got a regular stream of bibliophiles on book trail in their store. They take their literary love seriously! Don’t believe us? You are incredibly likely to find them in Book fairs and Middle East Film & Comic Coms frequently. So you know your books come from the best in the business.

Where: Dubai Festival City
Timings: 10 AM- 10 PM
Contact: 04 232 9023

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