With Dubai Shopping Festival 2019-20 offers and exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival packages, a visit to the this beautiful city is nothing short of a dream come true for shopaholics and entertainment seekers.
Offering much more than just a mere shopping experience, these malls have pretty much become a way of life in Dubai. Shop till you drop, watch movies, shop for groceries, relax and unwind at a café, bar or shisha parlour, kill time at a gaming zone, try out a new restaurant, or simply window shop to escape the heat outside – these air-conditioned malls have you covered. Here are 10 brilliant Dubai malls you could start with.It’s definitely difficult to make a list of best shopping malls in Dubai, but for all you shopaholics out there, here are top 10 shopping malls in Dubai that you could start with:
1. Dubai Mall
The biggest shopping mall in Dubai, The Dubai Mall is packed with over 1,200 stores and top-notch fashion boutiques including Hamleys, Bloomingdales, Chanel, Burberry, Cavalli, and more. The mall is so huge, it’ll be difficult to navigate through it without a Dubai Mall map!
Other attractions inside this colossal complex include a massive ice rink, an underwater zoo, the Dubai aquarium, the Dubai Fountains, a 22-screen cinema, a SEGA indoor theme park, and a kid’s entertainment zone among others.
2. Mall of the Emirates
Home to Ski Dubai, the world-renowned indoor ski resort, this Dubai shopping mall is where people in the Middle East go skiing. Yes, at Mall of the Emirates you can actually ski, toboggan and snowboard down the slopes of an indoor snow mountain, or even play with penguins! Besides, the mall also houses an array of cafes and restaurants, along with over 450 stores selling everything from top-end fashion labels, to furnishings, sports items and electronics. No wonder it is one of the best shopping malls in Dubai.
3. Ibn Battuta Mall
Named after the famous Arabic explorer from the 14th century, the Ibn Battuta mall is a revolutionary mall home to over 50 restaurants and a 21-screen cinema. It also houses 270 unique shopping centres in Dubai.
However, what makes this mall all the more special is the fact that it is the world’s largest ‘themed’ shopping mall, with six themed courts designed to depict the architectural styles of Andalusia, Tunisia, India, China, Persia and Egypt – the six regions visited by Battuta.
4. Deira City Centre
An exquisite mall located near the Diera waterfront, Diera City Centre was one of Dubai’s first mega-malls when it opened in 1995, and still stands as enticing as ever. Giving tough completion to souks in Dubai, this Dubai shopping mall attracts locals and tourists alike with over 350 stores spread across three levels. Besides world-class brand stores, the mall also houses myriad entertainment and gaming avenues such as a 11-screen cinema, a bowling alley, an ice-rink, an indoor rollercoaster, karaoke cabins and more. Here you can also shop for jewellery, electronics, perfumes, handicrafts, souvenirs, carpets and what not.
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5. Dubai Festival City Mall
A tad smaller when compared to the other mammoth malls of Dubai, this sophisticated mall charms one and all with its upscale, opulent theme that includes a breath-taking outdoor canal and marina where people can actually park their luxurious yachts. Located along the banks of the Dubai creek, the mall boasts of a magnificent promenade lined with an array of cafes, restaurants and bistros. The mall also features over 400 retail stores, including Dubai’s only IKEA outlet.
6. Burjuman Centre
If high-end designer labels is what you fancy, look no further than Burjuman Centre for a truly fulfilling shopping experience. An upscale shopping avenue, this malls boasts on having one of the highest concentration of world-class designer brands in Dubai. Right from Paul Smith to Chanel, to Dior, Louis Vuitton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Versace, Prada, Tiffany, Cartier, D&G, DKNY, and Saks Fifth Avenue, you’ll find all conceivable big brand names here.
7. Dubai Outlet Mall
For a truly amazing, value-for-money shopping session, the Dubai Outlet Mall is where you need to be. Shop for high-end brands at dramatically slashed rates at this mall, which happens to be the only ‘outlet’ concept mall in entire Middle East. With over 240 malls selling more than thousand world-class fashion brands, this mall offers shopaholics some epic bargains, with discounts of 30-90% on most of its products.
8. Dubai Marina Mall
Located smack inside the heart of Dubai’s marina, overlooking the shimmering waterfront, the Dubai Mall Marina allures tourists with its sprawling waterfront promenade with exceptional views of the marina. Other features, like a 6-screen cinema, a SEGA gaming zones, high-end fashion brands and boutiques, and the myriad alfresco restaurants and cafes take the charm of this mall a notch higher.
9. Mercato Mall
Take a break from the regular conventional malls and head to Mercato mall for a truly extraordinary shopping experience. This unique, Venetian-themed shopping mall comes across a breath of fresh air with its charming Italian-styled piazzas, quaint cafes and cobbled streets. This remarkable mall has over 140 shops selling everything from jewellery to fashion apparels to electronics and home ware. The beautiful Venetian charm of this mall makes it an absolute must-visit.
10. Al Ghurair Centre
One of the oldest malls of Dubai, the Al Ghurair Centre beckons serious shoppers with an eclectic mix of top-class brands, local fashions, vibrant silks and other lush fabrics. Besides plenty of cafes and restaurants, the mall also has ample entertainment options including an ice rink, an indoor roller coaster, an 8-screen cinema as well as a kids club.