The Dubai Mall, Dubai

The Dubai Mall, Dubai (must see)

The Dubai Mall has the distinction of being one of the country's most popular attractions, attracting 80 million visitors yearly. There are over 1,300 retail stores that include Bloomingdale's and Galeries Lafayette. The mall has a reputation for being the Middle East's fashion capital. Designer brands are in abundance here, and traditional Arab clothing and jewelry include handcrafted designs.

This mall also boasts over 200 outlets offering food and beverages. Some of the most popular restaurants include Angelina for a luxurious French tearoom experience, Asma Restaurant for Middle Eastern food, and Tulum Mexican Restaurant for a mixture of cuisine types. Popular Western chains include Chilli's, Hardee's, and Joe's Crab Shack.

Fashion and food are not the only reasons to shop at this mall. Popular options for electronics include The Apple Store and Al Yousuf Robotics. Shoppers looking for cosmetics and fragrances will enjoy Ajmal Perfumes, Chanel Beauty Boutique, or Make Up for Ever. Home furnishing options include Bloomingdale's Home and Jashanmal Home Department Store. If you have kids you want to buy something for, try Ralph Lauren Kids or Candylicious.

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is within the mall. Other attractions include the VR Park that offers a unique virtual reality experience, and the child-focused KidZania. You can cool off by spending some time on the Dubai Ice Rink, which is Olympic-sized. Catch a feature film at the Reel Cinemas megaplex while you are here.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the top options in the Middle East for the finest upscale shopping in one convenient location.
Entertainment options that are perfect for all ages, from the latest movies to gaming.

The mall offers a free buggy service to help you get to and from your favorite stores much more quickly.

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The Dubai Mall on Map

Sight Name: The Dubai Mall
Sight Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (See walking tours in Dubai)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles

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