The Dubai Mall, Dubai

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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.
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  • The love of life is experienced in this mall , the water fall and dancing fountain .. amazing time in Dubai mall 
    The love of life is experienced in this mall , the water fall and dancing fountain .. amazing time in Dubai mall  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic and paradise for shopping. Big aquarium inside and You find all your brands . Costly for middle class family. Free underground parking. Awesome ambience. Biggest in the world. 
    Absolutely fantastic and paradise for shopping. Big aquarium inside and You find all your brands . Costly for middle class family. Free underground parking. Awesome ambience. Biggest in the world.  more »
  • Great time for Dubai & very Good experience for us awesome place thank you so much for your friendliness, attention to visitors and a magnificent experience will be back 5 stars can get very busy.....  more
    Great time for Dubai & very Good experience for us awesome place thank you so much for your friendliness, attention to visitors and a magnificent experience will be back 5 stars can get very busy.....  more »
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  • Normally I rarely go to a mall at home let alone go to one while on vacation, but I must admit that The Dubai Mall is absolutely beautiful and definitely a setting that can humble just about anyone. Just walking through the mall was a workout in itself, but there was so much to see and take in that the experience was effortless. I purchased several clothing items that I believe cannot be found anywhere outside of the UAE. The movie theater was comfortable, clean, and not too crowded. The food court had a great selection of both fast food chains and independent restaurants which meant the world for someone like me who exclusively eats halal but is visiting from a place where there's very little halal restaurants around. Definitely visit the aquarium and waterfall. The prayer rooms were very spacious and honestly the best part of this mall for me. Also, it's location and close proximity to other attractions definitely made coming here very convenient.
  • I have visited the mall with small children and elderly people. There are simply no places (or very rare and limited areas) to sit outside of stores, which is unacceptable considering the size of the mall and long walks you make. Let some of the leading furniture design brands compete with their products and installations. The mall is a prominent showroom for them anyway. Additionally along the same line there is no drinking water available at corners. Make it easy and accessible to have water within a minute walk wherever you are. You could probably have some creative paintings on the floor to show you the way. Did you consider to deploy much more green plants and colorful flowers into the mall that will make it a more friendly and relaxing environment. You could allow street musicians into the mall at corners, it would make it so much more lively. Having a mobile app with social features would be also great, for instance showing all the nationalities that are present at a time in the mall, allowing to connect with others in proximity of the mall and share the experience. Navigation and exploration should be also improved, its still very hard to find specific places and you can easily loose your way. There are many ways how to improve on this. I think the management of the mall is not looking for continuous improvement or not creative enough. It's not enough to be the biggest, but you want to continuously strive to be the best that is currently missing from the vision and leadership. Aside of this the mall is impressive in its league.
  • Dubai mall is like a second home for me. It’s my preferred mall in Dubai and now I have memorized many store locations, so it takes less time to move around. The mall is replete with great eating options. There is something for everyone- kids, families, couples, vegetarians, meat lovers, coffee hunters… every shop in Dubai has a store here (pretty much). There is entertainment with fountains, waterfall and aquarium. Just make sure to have time on your hands when you visit esp if you are not familiar with the mall layout and have an agenda on mind. It’s easy to get lost and find new things to explore 😊 Always a delight to visit!
  • In Dubai, everything is a world first. The Dubai Mall is no slouch. It was so big that I walked my weekly average in a day or so. Night time it is a sight to see when you come out and see the Burj lit up with beautiful lights. We had gone during Chinese New Year and the light show was amazing. The lake boat ride has to be timed perfectly to enjoy the fountain show, which again we were gifted to experience. If you want to see the high rollers bringing their 4 wheeled toys, then the main entrance and secondary entrance is the best spot
  • Well-maintained nice and fancy mall that pretty much have all things you need. The mall is very clean, bathrooms are well-maintained, environment and vibe is great and people in the information desks are very helpful. It may have a stigma of being an expensive mall but when you get there, you’ll find out that it has from average to luxurious brands. It’s up to you where you want to look or shop but you will definitely not be short of choices no matter how much money you have on your wallet. The mall is an attraction itself and you don’t even have to spend a dime to appreciate and explore the place. Definitely worth your time.

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