The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Enjoy the fruits of a famous shopping area at The Dubai Mall, a large retail and entertainment center. Opened in 2009, the complex contains more than 1,200 shops, with brands, chains, and boutiques from all around the world, across a floorspace equivalent to more than 50 football fields. Wander the streets of the modern gold souk area, designed to have the shimmering look and atmosphere of a traditional Middle Eastern market. If shopping isn't for you, then there's always the ice rink, indoor theme park, and aquarium to explore during your visit. Make The Dubai Mall a part of your Dubai vacation plans using our Dubai trip itinerary maker tool .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including The Dubai Mall
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Dubai Mall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
26,490 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Dubai Mall is a shopping mall VIPs around the world. Very clean, there are also ice skating rink and Aquarium. Evening occurs also show fountains shopping before.
    View original
  • How to rate? Well you need at least a couple of days here if you want to see the whole mall. The indoor aquarium is very cool and the mall has the biggest food court I've ever seen. Quite busy on a Fr...  more »
  • This mall is so big i would expect you would need a full day just walk around!! , it appeared to me that major chain has a shop here, add the restaurants , skating rink, aquarium not forgetting the ni...  more »
Google
  • Big is an understatement Only one word to described this shopping centre.....HUGE! Everything about the centre is large, from the Aquarium to the largest candy shop in the world, to the actual time it takes to walk around the whole centre. It is easy to get lost, and I did. Trying to find the grocery store took me roughly an hour as the lift to the floor it is on is slightly off the beaten track. Instead of going down the escalator to what you would think is the floor the supermarket is on, you are then met with a car park. You actually need to go back upstairs and find the lift that actually takes you to the floor the supermarket is on. One could easily spend a day here and still not see every shop there is within. Word of advice, beware the taxi hawkers....they tend to wait for you just at the exit of the building and then pounce....if you take them up on their offer you have to return to the store and go back down the escalator in order to get into a taxi. My advice is just to go downstairs and walk to the front of the line...there WILL be a long line of taxis and if you follow a hawker you will more then likely get a taxi at the end of the line. Something I found unusual was the sleeping bay on the lower floor, there are actually sleeping pods where you can catch 20 winks after walking around the shopping centre due to the fact you got lost! Lots of things to see within the building from the waterfall to the ice skating rink...if you only want a few groceries then go elsewhere, if you have spare time and wish to shop leisurely, then you will need to put aside at least a day to do so in this building. For mine, this centre is more of an attraction than a place to shop...I did notice a lot of people just walking around looking rather then shopping. Nice to visit, probably would not shop there if I only wanted a few groceries.
  • This is a fabulous place to visit. Here it is better to be prepared for a long stay for there are many shops, attractions, and food. This is a busy mall, so it should be taken into consideration that it can be very crowded Thursday and Friday night. If you are here to have fun and spend some money, this is the place to go for that  huge and beautifully designed mall. Big range of stores and a good food court. Definitely a must see when you are in Dubai. You should definitely plan a lot of time for a visit because there are so many good stores to take a look at. The stores are for every price range and there are a lot of them. Some of the stores are expensive designer stores such as Tiffany's but also stores like Zara that are not expensive.
  • Stunning beautiful over the top.. This place is huge take your walking shoes and your wallet. If your a shopper or a foodie you will love this place.. 3 days of of shopping and still we didn't get to all the places.. Aquarium is stunning.. Feeding the sharks at 2 is a must see..
  • This is a fabulous place to visit. Here it is better to be prepared for a long stay for there are many shops, attractions, and food. This is a busy mall, so it should be taken into consideration that it can be very crowded Thursday and Friday night. If you are here to have fun and spend some money, this is the place to go for that  huge and beautifully designed mall. Big range of stores and a good food court. Definitely a must see when you are in Dubai. You should definitely plan a lot of time for a visit because there are so many good stores to take a look at. The stores are for every price range and there are a lot of them. Some of the stores are expensive designer stores such as Tiffany's but also stores like Zara that are not expensive.
  • Dubai Mall adalah mall raksasa yang dibangun di Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab, oleh Emaar, sebagai bagian dari proyek "Dubai Baru". Mall ini mengklaim diri sebagai mall terbesar di dunia. Proyek ini akan mencakup area lebih dari 12 juta ft², dengan 10 - 15 mall kecil dibangun didalamnya, mencakup 9 juta ft² dari seluruh bangunan toko eceran (dapat menampung lebih dari 1000 toko). Mempersembahkan atraksi termasuk souk terbesar di dunia, sebuah Pulau Fashion seluas 850,000 ft²; salah satu akuarium terbesar di dunia; sebuah lapangan ice skating seluas lapangan Olimpiade; Air Terjun Oasis Fountain; Atrium WaterFront; pemandangan (akan selesai) menara tertinggi di dunia, Burj Khalifa. Mall ini telah mendapat 5 penghargaan. Proyek ini mendapat 2 penghargaan dari Retail Future Project Awards di MAPIC, Cannes, Perancis, pada tahun 2004, untuk Best Retail Development Scheme (Large), Best Use of Lighting in a Retail Environment. Brosur Dubai Mall memenangkan 3 penghargaan dari Summit Creative Awards 2005 di Portland, Oregon, Amerika Serikat; Penghargaan emas untuk Best Art Direction / Graphic Design, Penghargaan silver untuk Best 4-colour B2B Brochure, dan Judges Special Recognition awars.
Places to stay near The Dubai Mall

Plan your trip to Dubai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dubai

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 4​h
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Dubai

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Side trips from Dubai

3.7
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Kids friendly things to do in Dubai

View all >
4.2
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 5​h
4.3
Duration: 8​h

Fun & Games in Dubai

View all >
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 2​h
5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h

Nearby attractions in Dubai

4.1
Duration: 5​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h 30​min

Plans to The Dubai Mall by other users

7 days in Bengaluru, Dubai & Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Emirate of Dubai, Hong Kong & Seoul BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Ahmedabad, Dubai & Abu Dhabi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Emirate of Dubai BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Bengaluru & Dubai BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM MEXICO February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in United Arab Emirates BY A USER FROM MEXICO February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Emirate of Dubai BY A USER FROM IRAN March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in New Delhi & Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA March, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans