The minute you step in any of these 6 Dubai malls, your heart will skip a beat and your eyes will sparkle (you might even shed a few tears of joy). You are here, in the land where all your shopping fantasies will come to life. The dream of the shopper within is finally coming true. Today we will share with you the top 6 malls to visit in Dubai; Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Outlet Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, and Deira City Centre. We will also share with you some of the things that you can see or do.
As you may have guessed, our first mall to discuss is Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall is not just the biggest mall in Dubai but on planet earth. Are you having a hard time picturing how big the mall is? Get this, the size of the mall is as big as not 1, not 10, but 50 football fields. The mall is home to 1200 different stores; imagine yourself with an Aladdin magic lamp, that is what being in the mall feels like. Everything that you want or need is there. It definitely goes on the top of ‘Top 6 malls to visit in Dubai’.
Besides all stores, Dubai Mall is filled with many wonders like the Dubai Aquarium; just like the mall, this aquarium is the largest in the world. It has all types of sea creatures, from rare fish to sharks. Another must-see in Dubai Mall is the real dinosaur skeleton. Dubai Mall has a huge collection of restaurants connected to it via Souk Al Bihar. You can enjoy a hot meal as you witness the largest fountain performance in the world. It is just magical. In 2014 alone, the mall attracted 80 million visitors. Can you imagine how this mall alone has contributed to the economy of Dubai?
Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates has anything and everything. Another mall that had to make its way on our list of top 6 malls to visit in Dubai. Mall of the Emirates was developed by the giant Majid Al Futtaim Properties. If you are like most of us, then dining is a big part of your outing. Great news, Mall of the Emirate has a huge food court with all your favorite dining spots Mall of the Emirates is home to Ski Dubai, the largest indoor ski in the world. Ski Dubai is a joyful spot where you can go to play with little penguins, enjoy the many snow activities, and escape the hot weather.
The mall also has a VOX cinema with more than 40 different screens, where you can catch the world’s best movies. The cinema isn’t less luxurious than any other part of Dubai; in the Gold Class cinema, for example, you can curl up in your comfy chair with a blanket and enjoy some delicious gourmet food. Does it get any better? Completing the family entertainment experience, head to Magic Planet for some fun games for you and your little ones. This mall has a franchise in Egypt named ‘Mall of Egypt’ by the same developer.
Dubai Outlet Mall
To all of you brands enthusiasts, Dubai Outlet Mall is the place for you. This mall opened back in 2007. It is part of Dubai Outlet City. You can find all the brands there including Adidas, Aldo, Mango, Fred Perry and many more; there are almost 240 different stores in Dubai Outlet Mall. It is not just like any outlet store, where you can find cheaper options, in Dubai Outlet Mall you can buy a piece that is 90% off of its original price. If you are not lucky enough that day, you can buy pieces that are only 30% off. The downside is, most of the pieces are not from the current season. So, if you have no problem wearing last season, we totally recommend this mall.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Another retail haven in Dubai is Ibn Battuta Mall. This mall is exceptionally beautiful; the design of this mall was inspired by the famous Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta. This mall is considered to be the largest theme mall in the world; You can literally play hide and seek in it and never get caught. Want to buy your groceries for the month? Ibn Battuta has the biggest grocery store that you can lay eyes on.
For entertainment, the mall has a 21 screen cinema, a huge food court as well as higher-end dining options. Within Ibn Battuta Mall, you can find stores like Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, ginger & lace, New Look, and many more. Are you a bookworm? Rejoice, in the mall you can find ‘House Of Prose’ where you can go buy a book, read it, and get 50% refund when you give it back.
Dubai Marina Mall
Another must-mention is Dubai Marina Mall. This mall takes place in the heart of the marina. You can tell the minute you step in the mall that it was sought fully developed, after all, the mall was created by the giant Emaar Properties. In Marina Mall, you can find 140 different outlets spread over 390k sq.ft. and 4 different levels. With dining, you can choose among 21 different options. There are also cinemas and a huge supermarket. Some of the amenities in the mall include big parking spaces, valet services, ATM machines, wheelchair services, Wifi, and play world. It is a perfect space for the entire family.
Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre opened back in 1995. If you are an old Dubai resident, then you know that this mall is the first proper mall to open in the city; everybody used to visit it. This mall, just like the other four, has all of your favorite common brands like H&M and TopShop. However, it is more known for its less known shops. For entertainment, the mall has a magic planet and a VOX cinema just like the ones in Mall of the Emirates.
Putting it all together
Malls aren’t just for books, clothing, electronics, and furniture. They aren’t for banks and hypermarkets, at least not anymore. Malls nowadays are more than just a place to go buy stuff; Malls are a great place to meet friends and spend some quality time with family. With the endless activities and entertainment options that those top 6 malls to visit in Dubai have to offer, a mall outing is guaranteed to change your bad mood and give you an instant feeling of joy. We mentioned the top 6 malls to visit in Dubai. However, Dubai has more than those 6 amazing malls; you can also visit BurJuman Centre, Mercato Mall, Dubai Festival City, and The Village Mall.