Top 5 Shopping Malls in Dubai

Global brands are offered in the best, most stylish, and glamorous malls in Dubai, and if you want to choose a city in the world for shopping, it is undoubtedly the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. A paradise for shoppers, which in this regard, shines brightly among other business competitors. Eager customers, tourists, and travelers from all over the middle east and beyond come to Dubai shopping centers, to not only buy the greatest and most diverse items but also to enjoy the splendor and charm of these shopping malls as much as possible. Dubai, which has nearly 100 prestigious shopping malls, in addition to retail, offers a wide range of customer services. So some prominent shopping malls offer indoor facilities such as retail parks, cultural attractions, and more. The goal is to provide quality and guaranteed products for customers and at the same time create an enjoyable experience with the utmost convenience for guests. In the following, we want to introduce you to the top 5 shopping malls in Dubai, and we recommend that you don’t miss visiting these unique establishments:

The Dubai Mall

To properly define Dubai Mall, it is not just a commercial structure, but a massive mansion for sale, leisure, and entertainment in downtown Dubai and the largest, most favored shopping mall in the world. A huge structure with an internal area of 5.9 million square feet, with a record of 80 million visitors from 1200 retail stores in 2014. Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren are the major brands presented here. Other famous marks are GAP, Bloomingdales, and Debenhams. “Dubai Aquarium” and “Underwater Zoo”, the biggest aquariums and aquatic zoos in the world exist in Dubai Mall, so spacious and rich which hardly can be described by words. A 270-degree walking-aquarium tunnel for customers to pass through gives them the feeling of being immersed in the depths of the ocean, while majestic sea creatures pass over their heads. Dubai Mall has numerous features to brag about such as the presence of a gigantic ice rink, an oldfashioned souk, reel cinemas and Kidzania more than 1,200 stores, and a parking lot with a capacity of 14,000 cars. This massive structure is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dubai with many elegant restaurants and famed international dining outlets such as Cheesecake Factory, Magnolia Bakery, Laduree, and Five Guys.

Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates (MOE) is the first shopping resort in the world. This multi-level mall, with a space of 2.4 million square feet, is located in Al Barsha and offers nearly 630 international brands to enthusiastic customers coming from all around the world not specifically for merchandise, rather having a different and pleasant experience. Even so, still, a variety of goods are available at fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics, and home furniture stores alongside the largest Carrefour in Dubai. This unbelievable shopping mall has plenty of fashionable outlets which include Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Marks & Spencer, and many more. Fashion Dome and the luxury wing of the mall display the most excellent collections created by artists and well-known international fashion designers. You can stroll stores belong to Boutique 1, Centrepoint, Forever 21, Kate Spade New York, DKNY, and Apple. MOE has over 100 restaurants and cafes, but as you might have guessed, there are other remarkable features here such as the Middle East's first indoor ski resort and snow park - Ski Dubai, Dreamscape VR experience, VOX Cinemas, and the magic planet family entertainment center. Not to mention two top luxury 5-star hotels, Kempinski and Sheraton placed in the Mall of the Emirates as well.

Dubai Festival Center

The next option in the list of the best malls in Dubai is a spectacular dazzling shopping center called “Dubai Festival Center”, mostly praised for its amazing light festival. As the name implies, this commercial center stands in “Dubai Festival City”, on the banks of Dubai Creek, and includes more than 500 brands and stores. Robinson's department store, with stylish and fashionable brands and other popular outlets including Beverly Hills Polo Club, DKNY, GAP, Mango and Zara, the largest ultra-stylish department stores, along with anchor tenants like Brands for Less, The only IKEA store in Dubai, and Toys R Us, has made this a very popular and desired shopping center. Restaurants like “Cheesecake Factory” in front of the waterfall which offers a delightful view to customers and “Sugar Factory” serving delicious and world-famous desserts are some of the nice aspects of this place. Novo Cinemas and Festival City’s dancing fountain called ‘IMAGINE’ are the entertainment venues and facilities of this business center. Exceptional show with a combination of musical fountains and immersive imagery with pillars of fire and dramatic soundwaves bring a more modern, and also artistic and thrilling joyful sense to your shopping desire. The huge mall also has several 5-star hotels including Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, and Holiday Inn.

Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta mall is named after a prominent Moroccan explorer and is known as the largest themed mall in the world. This one-story mall is located near “discovery gardens” and “Jebel Ali” village. In this unique mall, 6 courts are designed with themes after 6 different countries' cultures, traditions, and customs which are Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India, and China. This prestigious center gives an unparalleled shopping experience, the pleasure of eating and having fun, getting to know the history and culture, and the stories of adventures, all in one place. Here, like the previous business centers we introduced, you can also find renowned brands in fashion, lifestyle, and sports, as well as anchor shops such as Debenhams, Geant, Marks & Spencer, Sharaf DG, and Decathlon with food and beverage sales. This establishment also hosts a 21-screen cinema featuring the most outstanding movies from around the world especially Hollywood. The last but not least breathtaking feature of this market is the traditional Islamic decoration, intricated tiling, a high ceiling painted like blue skies, and outdoor tea gardens.

Mirdif City Center

Mirdif City Center, located on the Emirates road and Tripoli street, with an area of more than 196 square meters, has more than 430 shops and stores ready to host local and international customers. Mirdif City Center has some world-known brands to present like Hamleys, Decathlon, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrell, Zara, and Mango. Anchor stores including Carrefour, Playnation, Debenhams, Emax, Centrepoint, and Home Center can be found at this mall. This commercial complex has diverse and interesting entertainment facilities with good foods and drinks. If you like, enjoying lunch at reputable restaurants like Gazebo, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, or Zafran could be quite an experience. Community centers, clinics, spa, beauty salons, and a gym are other facilities of this shopping center. Other interesting aspects of this place are magic planet, the “edutainment center” for 2 to 8 years old kids, a modern 10-screen cinema, Little Explorers, and “iFly Dubai” are full of fun and excitements.


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