Dubai is the modern cosmopolitan of the Middle-east, filled with towering skyscrapers and premium entertainment establishments. Experience luxury at its finest at the city’s various malls, the one-stop destination for fine dining and high-end shopping.
Here’s our recommendation of the seven best shopping malls in Dubai that are open now.
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The Dubai Mall offers an unparalleled retail variety combined with world-class dining, entertainment, and leisure attractions. Famed as the largest shopping mall in the world, Dubai mall invites guests luxury shopping and dining experiences with over 1,300 retail outlets and around 200 food and beverage outlets.
The mall features the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. Other attractions includes VR Park, a unique virtual reality attraction, KidZania, an innovative children’s edutainment concept, megaplexes, and Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink.
Mall of the Emirates
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Mall of the Emirates is the world’s first shopping resort in the heart of Dubai. The mall is the perfect destination for families. It offers fun attractions and activities such as Magic Planet, VOX Cinemas, and Ski Dubai. On top of that, with more than 100 dining and café selections, the mall has something for everyone.
The mall is known for providing unmatched luxury, with more than 80 of the world’s most renowned designer brands. Shop, dine, and stroll beneath the glamorous Fashion Dome, with its wrought-iron ceiling reminiscent of European railways, at brands like Apple, Chanel, Burberry, and Missoni, to name a few.
City Walk Mall
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Positioned between Downtown and Jumeirah Beach, City Walk Mall is one of Dubai’s most instagrammable venues. The Haute architecture and the European-style street shopping, along with the sparkling views of the Burj Khalifa, offer guests to explore their range of exciting retail experiences.
From Peruvian to Spanish, Lebanese, Italian, Chinese, American, French, Indian, and much more, the mall offers several culinary concepts for a memorable time with your friends and family. Shoppers can find anything from trendy streetwear to edgy fashion boutiques. Splendid views of the bustling streets lit up to perfection, open squares and London-esque streets make for an eclectic vibe.
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Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Mercato Mall is one of Dubai’s most charismatic and best-loved shopping malls because of its unique and unequaled ambiance. For fashion lovers, Mercato boasts a great range of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing brands, not to mention accessories, footwear, sunglasses, jewelry, and much more.
Mercato offers an idyllic ambiance for relaxed dining on the quaint cobbled streets or alfresco on the terrace with many cafes and restaurants in classic Italian renaissance architecture.
Ibn Battuta Mall
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The Ibn Battuta Mall, better known as the largest themed shopping mall in Dubai, stays true to its namesake and reflects a passion for exploring. The six courts of the mall are inspired by the famed Arab explorer Ibn Battuta’s travels to Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India, and China.
Treat yourself to a shopping spree at the major stores that are a treasure trove of fashion, lifestyle, and sporting shops. Featuring 29 of the most popular places to eat in Dubai, such as Shakespeare & Co., Pizza Express, and Nando’s, the restaurants at the mall will provide you with a range of exciting culinary options.
Dubai Festival City Mall
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Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the city’s most favorite shopping destinations. With over 500 brands and stores to choose from, the mall is home to IKEA, a flagship Zara store, and the largest luxury department store, Robinsons.
The mall is set on the banks of the Dubai Creek, from where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll alongside the charming Canal Walk or navigate to one of the waterfront restaurants on an abra. Featuring the latest entertainment technology, the laser light fountain show in the evening is scintillating and positively exuberant.
Dubai Marina Mall
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The Dubai Marina Mall is the quintessential Dubai destination, where you always feel welcome and long to return to time and again. In terms of scale, the mall boasts 140 outlets of high-street fashion brands, aspirational couture, al fresco dining before a shimmering waterfront, cinematic thrills at Reel Cinemas, engaging children’s entertainment, and even the convenience of a supermarket.
A relaxed, unhurried pace defines the mood at Dubai Marina Mall. At the same time, the chic setting creates a sense of exclusivity and finesse, reflecting your sense of style, whether casual or fashion-forward.