Dubai Mall is one of the greatest malls in the world with more than 11 million square feet. The Dubai Mall is located next to the Burj Khalifa which is the biggest project in Dubai. Dubai Mall started its business in the year 2008 and has over 1200 retail stores, 160 food and beverage booth and so many wonders. This recreation center has over 80 million visitors every year and in the year 2010 got chosen as the world’s largest shopping mall.
Dubai Mall is very enormous and you won’t be able to explore it in one day. It has so many attractions including multidimensional cinema, luxury brands, ice skating, The aquarium, etc.
The location is on Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to Burj Khalifa in the center of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. In this short article, we will talk about this glamorous place and give some information about it.
Different ways to go to the Dubai Mall
You can use a taxi, bus, and subway to get to the mall. Although some of the hotels in Dubai provide a ride for their guests to drive them to the mall.
You have three options to go to the Dubai Mall:
- Subway: the closest subway station to the Dubai Mall is the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station which is located next to the Burj Khalifa.
- Bus: two bus routes have access to the Dubai Mall which are route 27 from the Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 from Ghubaiba bus station. The buses are coming every 15 minutes and you can get there quickly.
- Uber and Careem: online taxis are another option for transportation in Dubai.
Shopping at the Dubai Mall
One of the greatest things that you can do in the Dubai Mall is definitely shopping. Dubai Mall consist of a number of markets that are called the streets and every one of these streets has a lot of stores that offer so many products for the visitors to buy.
The products that are presented in the Dubai mall are from various categories and brands including clothes, furniture, cosmetics and perfume, toys, etc.
One of the greatest parts of the Dubai Mall is the fashion avenue which has more than 150 stores. Fashion avenue in the Dubai Mall is for the branches of the most famous and luxurious brands from all over the world.
This part of the Dubai mall has made Dubai the fashion capital of the middle east. When you are walking in this part of the Dubai Mall you feel like you are walking in the streets of Paris and Milan. The feeling and the charm are the same. Fashion avenue covers about 440 thousand square feet of the Dubai Mall and luxurious brands like Gucci, Chanel, Dior, and… have stores there to present their products.
There are several souks in the Dubai Mall and every one of them belongs to a particular guild. The most known Souk of the Dubai Mall is on the ground floor. In this souk, you can purchase gold accessories, traditional Arabian clothing, handicrafts, etc.
This part of the Dubai Mall is also known by the name Arabian Souk because of the rustic Arabian theme.
The village of the Dubai Mall
The village is another section of the Dubai Mall. At this segment of the Dubai Mall, you will access some clothing shops. A sidewalk with three lines and an open roof is what makes this part a great space to refresh yourself.
Some cafes and restaurants are located in this section of the Dubai Mall.
Entertainments and attractions of the Dubai Mall
Other than shops, stores, and restaurants, there are some fun activities and entertainment facilities like ice skating, cinemas, waterfall, and… in the Dubai Mall that we will talk about in the following parts of the article.
The Dubai Mall Waterfalls
You can enjoy the sight of great waterfalls and enjoy a drink while you are shopping in the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Mall waterfall is a breathtaking piece of art with 24 meters in height and 30 meters in diameter that takes up three floors of the Dubai Mall. Waters run down the walls of the waterfall whilst the sculptures made of fiberglass in the shape of men diving into the water are nailed to the wall. These sculptures are the reason that this waterfall is also known by the name “human waterfall”.
You can plan a meeting with your friends or a date near this eye-catching piece of indoor art. There are some cafés and restaurants near the waterfall of the Dubai Mall where you can get drinks or food from.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
This aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world with more than 10 million liters capacity of water and thousands of aquatic creatures that are located on the second floor of the Dubai Mall.
The tunnel of the Dubai Mall aquarium has 270 degrees perspective over the inside of the aquarium which makes it the greatest aquarium that exists in the middle east.
The entry fee to the Dubai Mall aquarium is AED 210 for tourists on the day and AED 120 for the local people. With basic tickets, you can go to the tunnel and the underwater zoo without a time limit.
KidZania of the Dubai Mall
KidZania is one of the most unique amusement parks in the world. There is no sign of adults in this park and the kids simulate a real city with offices, public service stations like fire stations and hospitals, banks, schools, etc. Kids have the opportunity to choose a position between over 40 roleplaying activities for children from the age of 2 to 16. They will learn about real-life situations, making money, and handling responsibilities.
This great adventure for kids is located on the second floor of the Dubai Mall. Kids under 3 years old must enter with an adult to assist them through the adventure but the kids over 3 years old can go there alone. The best age for your child to experience this fun adventure is from the age of five until the age of 13 because at that age children are more communicative, confident, and curious.
You can go to the KidZania of the Dubai Mall every day of the week from 10 am till 10 pm but the last entry time is 9 pm.
The tickets permit to spend 5 hours at the KidZania. You can leave your children there and go shopping by yourself.
The world’s largest performing fountain is located in front of the Dubai Mall and in the 30-hectare manmade Burj Khalifa lake at the center of Dubai city. This fountain has the ability to spray 22 thousand gallons of water into the air to the height of 150 meters every second.
Every working day of the week from 6 pm to 10 pm every thirsty minute one performance is held at the Dubai fountain. At the weekends the performance happens from 6 pm to 11 pm. The Dubai fountain is free for everyone and the performances are visible at every spot around the Burj Khalifa lake but the best spot is outside the Dubai Mall.
The foundation is designed to dance to Arabic and pop music. A selection of 25 music tracks is chosen for the fountain to perform with the tune of it every day that contains Arabic and pop music tracks.
These are just a small part of the attractions of the Dubai Mall. As I said before, you won’t be able to experience it in one day. You don’t want to miss the greatest mall in the world on your trip to Dubai. There are places and activities for everyone of every age and with all kinds of tastes. Hope the information helps you plan a better trip to Dubai Mall.