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The Dubai Mall

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The Dubai Mall
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A shopaholic’s true delight.

Financial Centre Road, Downtown Dubai, Near Burj Khalifa - United Arab Emirates
Several cafes, fast food centres and restaurants inside the mall.
Carry your credit cards and cash because you will not be able to resist yourself from shopping.

Located in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Mall has a lot to offer than mere shopping. It is no doubt a shopper’s paradise, but to associate it with just shopping would be a mistake. It is actually a complete package including dining and entertainment.


It is considered to be the largest mall in the world in terms of the area. It has around 1200 retail outlets and over 150 beverage and food outlets. You will be amazed by its vast expanse. The mall features outlets from almost all major brands and many International brands as well. Even if you have a very long list, there will be nothing left on your list which you will not be able to find in the shops. It has style, variety, fashion and of course everything which is trending.


With around 150 eateries, the mall has a lot to offer when it comes to food. There are cafes, fast food centres and excellent dine-ins as well. With the largest variety in cuisines from all over the world, the mall has some of the finest restaurants offering finger licking food and a delectable ambience.


There is an edutainment centre called Kidzania where kids can indulge themselves into playing roles of different profession. It serves as a medium of learning and also gives a new experience to kids. The Dubai Mall also has a vast theme park called the Sega Republic which features several attractions and games providing an experience of a lifetime.


The Dubai Ice Rink in the Dubai Mall is one of its kinds. Contrary to the scorching heat outside the mall, this place is fun to be. Spread over a massive area the Dubai Ice Rink is sure to keep you entertained. You can practise skating, play ice hockey or just spend time with your loved ones at this wonderful place.


The mall is home to one of the largest aquariums in the world which has world’s largest viewing panel. The tank holds over 33,000 living animals comprising of around 85 species. Visitors can have a close encounter with many water animals. An underwater zoo at the mall is magnificent and will send chills down your spine. It will provide you the best underwater experience ever by bringing you eye to eye with some really dangerous aquatic creatures.


Well, a mall is incomplete without a cinema multiplex and thus Dubai Mall has the largest cinema in Dubai. Featuring 22 screens, the Reel cinemas are a major source of entertainment for people in Dubai. It has 4 super luxurious ‘Platinum movie suites’ which can give you a splendid feel.


Packed with many more attractions, The Dubai Mall is one such place which deserves a visit from people travelling to Dubai. Even if you have no big plans of shopping, there are exciting things to be done at the mall. Are you ready to get stupefied by the excellence the mall offers?

Opening hours

Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 - 00:00
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 - 1:00

How to get there

Visitors can take a metro till the Burj Khalifa metro station and can then take a direct bus or walk the connecting bridge to the mall.