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A beginner's guide to the Dubai Mall - the world's largest mall

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Dubai will never disappoint with its visitors with magnificent architecture and wonderful opportunities. Visit the biggest mall in the world which offers 1200 retail shops, which attracts 54 million visitors every year. Not only luxury retail opportunities, but the mall also offers entertainment, and cultural offerings to its visitors. The Dubai package will make sure to offer you hassle-free experiences, so, wait no more and have a perfect holiday right away.

  • Address: Downtown Dubai — Dubai — United Arab Emirates
  • Parking: 14,000+
  • Owner: Emaar Properties
  • Floors: 4
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 am 
  • Phone: +971 800 382246255

What Awaits for You at Dubai Mall?

There are plenty of malls in Dubai, but the Dubai Mall has its own essence. With lavish shopping and dining opportunities, you can also experience the dazzling Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, SEGA, Dubai’s first indoor theme parks, Kidzania, the world of dinosaurs, and so much more. All these things can be done at Dubai Mall, giving a wholesome experience and an amusing spot to all shopaholics. Let’s explore more about what you can expect at The Dubai Mall:

Best Shopping Opportunities:

You can get everything here, all you need to do is think! It is a heaven for shopaholics and even offers great discounts during festivals and events. The mall has so much to offer to different age groups, making it a must-visit destination on Dubai honeymoon packages.

Perfect Place for Kids:

The mall is home to plenty of opportunities for kids, such as KidZania, Dubai Aquarium, SEGA Republic, Dubai Dino, Dubai Ice Rink, and many more. Dubai tourism makes sure to cater to every visitor at its best.

Lavish Dining Options:

There are about 200 outlets serving lavish cuisine and offering Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and many more such food options to foodies. This is the ultimate food hot spot for all the food lovers out there. There are multiple restaurants offering different options, from fine dining to fast food, all under one roof on your Dubai trip. 

Nearby Wonders:

The marvelous mall is located just near to the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world, offering a perfect opportunity to explore it as well. 

Dubai Mall Stores

The Dubai Mall is the focal point of Downtown Dubai. Ever since it opened its doors in 2008 this mall has drastically changed the attributes of tourists in the city. From featuring an eclectic collection of dining outlets to major attractions such as the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, there are some amazing experiences for visitors. But the one that is matchless is the shopping experience – after all, there is an entire Fashion Avenue that exclusively hosts the most luxurious brands in the world. However, there are over 1200 shops in Dubai Mall, there are a few brands that are exclusive to this mall. On every floor of the mall, there are service desks and interactive maps available to help visitors to find their way to their preferred store. 

Dubai Mall Attractions

While the city Dubai, is notorious for its top-notch luxury shopping, matchbooks, hot desert expedition, beaches, fascinating views from Burj, the most popular and never regretting attraction to get into the itinerary is the Dubai Mall where apart from shopping and dining you can also experience the dazzling Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo which is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world with a magnificent capacity of 10-million liters tank, then you can also escape into the magic at Dubai Ice rink, If you are an adventure lover, then head towards SEGA, Dubai’s first indoor theme parks to explore some of the best visually stimulating and adrenaline-pumping attractions. Kidzania is another destination that attracts a number of young visitors. If you are a fossil lover and would like to escape into the world of Dinosaurs.  All these things can be done at Dubai Mall giving a wholesome experience and an amusing spot to all shopaholics.

How To Reach

Being well connected by buses, metros, and roads, getting to any destination in Dubai is hardly a concern.

  • By Metro:  Dubai Metro, which has an easy link to the Dubai Mall. Get down at the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Mall metro station, from where the feeder buses are available to the mall. Or you can also choose to walk through the glass tunnel travelator link between the station and the Dubai Mall.
  • By Bus: The Dubai Mall is also served by two buses namely route 27 from the Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 from Ghubaiba bus station. These buses are available for a duration of every 15 minutes. The buses arrive and drop off at the prominent tourist drop off area.
  • By Road: If you are planning to drive to the Dubai Mall from Dubai then you would need to proceed from the first interchange towards the financial center road, If you are driving from Abu Dhabi you would need to take the exit to the financial center road to reach the entrance of the Dubai Mall.

Entrance Fees

The entry ticket price for Dubai Mall is free of charge. One can enjoy free access to shopping and food courts inside the Dubai Mall. However, there is a charge for the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, as well as for other theme parks.

Opening Hours

Dubai Mall is open from Monday to Sunday, i.e., from 10 am to 1 am for most attractions such as retail shops, food courts, and restaurants.


  • You can carry a camera to capture the various species of the aquarium and zoo and cherish moments with your loved ones.
  • There will be restrictions for children at certain entry points in the theme parks, so don’t forget to carry your identification proof.
  • With the ticket to the underwater zoo, you will also get discounts on gift shops, so don't forget to avail of the discount and present your loved ones with some souvenirs. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear so that you can keep your feet walking around without any soreness. 

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Frequently Asked Questions on Dubai Mall

The mall in Dubai is famous because it is one of the biggest malls in the world and is home to marvellous clothing stores, theme parks, dining options and so much more.

Indeed, the Dubai Mall is the best option to buy anything you want. From clothes, local crafts, gold items, artwork, spices, and so much more.

There are approximately 1,200 retail stores in the Dubai mall, with a total inner floor area of 5.9 million sq ft.

There are 4 floors in the Dubai Mall.

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