The Dubai Mall Dubai Travel Guide / August 23, 2016
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The Dubai Mall is known as the largest and most visited shopping mall in the world. In 2015, 92 million people visited the mall, surpassing the number of visitors of top tourist destinations and landmarks around the globe. Make sure to allocate one whole day to explore the entire expanse of the Dubai Mall.
- Largest mall in the world: The Dubai Mall’s internal floor area is pegged at 5.9 million sq. ft. with 3.77 million sq. ft. of gross leasable space. It is home to over 1,200 shops, 120 cafes and restaurants, 22 cinema screens, a luxury hotel, and world-class entertainment areas.
- Different precincts for different products: The Dubai Mall’s retail shops are conveniently clustered into precincts according to product categories. If you are out to purchase high fashion items, The Fashion Avenue is your best option. For a market-like feel, visit The Souk which features jewelry, accessories and traditional Arab clothing and handicraft. A more casual and outdoorsy ambiance can be enjoyed at The Village.
- Extra-ordinary entertainment: The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a must-visit landmark in Dubai. Walk through the 270-degree tunnel and enjoy a closer view of the Earth’s vibrant marine life. Kids can also play and learn at Kidzania, while the entire family can have some fun at the SEGA Republic indoor theme park. For a unique experience, put on a pair of ice skates and glide your way around Dubai Mall’s Olympic-size Ice Rink.
What are on offer
The Dubai Mall offers top international brand shops, varied culinary outlets, underwater zoo, indoor theme park, ice skating rink, cinemas, 5-star hotel, and 14,000 parking spaces.
Opening hours: Daily 10:00 to 24:00
How to get there
The Dubai Mall is located at the Financial Centre Road. It is accessible by Dubai Metro through the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station.