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A Complete Guide to Dubai Festival City Mall

Dubai, the land of royals is one of the most visited places by tourists. Surrounded by deserts on all sides, the land is completely man-made but is a pleasant view to your sore eyes. Dubai offers a luxurious experience to travellers of all ages. Stunning skyscrapers, adventurous desert safari, sporty theme parks, water parks amazing market areas and souks are a treat while travelling to Dubai. Visit the malls of Dubai for a happy shopping experience. Almost all malls in Dubai have famous brand stores with prices that are much less expensive. One of such amazing malls is the Festival city mall in Dubai; Read on to know more about the mall.

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Filled with popular retail outlets, the Dubai Festival City Mall stands out to be one of the most friendly and exciting destinations in the whole of Dubai malls. Dedicated to lifestyle, fashion and fun, the place is always filled with the latest designs from all departments. The mall offers spectacular views from the rooftops and balconies of the mall. The mall also has IKEA, a famous german furniture company, the one and only in Dubai. The Festival mall provides a premium shopping experience in the city.

With over 500 brands in the mall, some of the most popular brands in the mall for you to shop are as mentioned below.

1. Lifestyle & Fashion

Apparel shop Dubai
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There is no way, you or anyone is going to shop without buying apparel. From kids to adults, everyone loves to shop for clothing. So head to some of the best places mentioned below to shop the latest styles.

  • Marks and Spencer
  • Zara
  • H&M
  • Old Navy
  • Aeropostale
  • River Island
  • Topshop
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Banana Republic
  • Massimo Dutti
  • GAP
  • Kiabi
  • Koton
  • Iconic
  • Centrepoint
  • Charles and Keith
  • Steve Madden
  • Accessorize
  • Kate Spade
  • Nicoli
  • Guess

2. Health & Beauty

cosmetics and beauty products in DFC
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Grooming equals self-love and self-love gives you happiness and makes you feel presentable. So head out to the below-mentioned place to buy the best beauty products with good deals.

  • Aster Pharmacy
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Swiss Arabian
  • The Art of Shaving
  • Sephora
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Arabian Oud
  • Tips & Toes
  • Boots Pharmacy

3. Home Furniture

Home decor
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Home decors sure get the eye of all. I mean, come on, who doesn’t want their place to look bright and lovely. Decorate your place by buying amazing decors and furniture from the below places, and who knows you might be lucky enough to get some amazing deals.

  • Danube Home
  • Jashanmal Home
  • The Comfort Store
  • Royal Furniture
  • Dwell
  • Pan Emirates
  • The Mattress Store
  • Al – Futtaim ACE

4. Sports

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Everyone wants to be fit when it comes to the body. Get your sports clothes made out of amazing quality fabrics at the below-mentioned store and run your marathon. 

  • Under Armour
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Stadium
  • Skechers
  • Hamac
  • Soccer Scene
  • Sand Sports

5. Watches & Jewellery

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Going shopping with women or wondering what to get your partner? Easy peasy. There is nothing better than bling on hand that shines better. 

  • Swaroski
  • Pandora
  • Pure Gold
  • Damas Jewellery
  • Guess
  • Fossil

6. Cafes & Restaurants

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Running throughout the mall may be fun but also exhausting at the same time. Fill your tummy and drench your thirst by hogging at the amazing food outlets in the mall. 

  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • PF Chang’s
  • Peppermill
  • Sugar Factory
  • Motomachi
  • Al Fanar Restaurant and Cafe
  • Famous Daves
  • Big Fernand
  • Cafe Bateel
  • Bareburger
  • Eataly
  • Wendy’s
  • Hardees
  • KFC
  • Krispy Kreme etc. 

Other attractions in the DFC Mall

1. Festival Ferris

Ferris wheel Dubai
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Located in the Festival Bay in the mall, is a 40 meters high Ferris wheel with 30 capsules. As you reach the height of the Ferris wheel, you will be able to look at the stunning view of the city creek, beautiful flamingo and the sparkling skyline of Dubai. The Ferris wheel is operated from 2 PM-midnight with a fee of 40 dirhams for adults and 25 dirhams for kids under the age of 12. You can also avail family pass for 100 dirhams or maybe even a luxury private experience for 300 dirhams. From Children to Adult, who wouldn’t fancy a ride at a Ferry Ride in Dubai with all the beautiful views?

2. IMAGINE Laser Show

Laser show in Dubai
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As an extended part of the mall, IMAGINE is a laser show performed with water, air and fire. It displays creativity using technology along with music and lights and keeps the viewers awestruck. The laser show is held daily at regular intervals of an hour, late in the evenings. The best part, you don’t have to pay a dime to enjoy this show.

3. Dhow Rides

Dhow rides in Dubai
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Enjoy a traditional abra aka boat ride along the riverside of Dubai Creek. The ride gives the tourists and the residents a pure Emirati cultural experience with a fantastic view and good music. Dhow cruise rides are one of the best ways to explore Dubai and admire its beauty.

4. Dubai Festival City Cinema

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The mall also includes an 18 screen theatre called the Novo Cinemas. The theatre has screens that are IMAX and MX4D. During the festival in Dubai, movies of different genres and languages are played on all days to keep the people entertained. 

Open Hours

Entry to the mall is totally free and the mall is open everyday between 10 AM and 10 PM on Sunday – Wednesday and between 10 AM and 12 AM on Thursday – Saturday. 

How to get there?

Situated near the Dubai Cultural Village in the Festival City, you can either take public transport like a bus or train or take a cab. The nearest station to the mall is Etisalat and there are many buses running throughout the city from which it is accessible.

If you ever come by car, know that you don’t have to pay a penny to park your car. The mall has the capacity to park over 13000 cars at the same time with entries being in seven different areas. You can park your car depending on the place you wish to visit the mall. 

Filled with amazing retail stores and wonderful play areas, you won’t know how the time passes by. The place also has a waterfront area called Festival Bay which is one of the unique features of the mall. Fireworks are lit during the shopping festival that draws a huge number of people and tourists to the mall. Travel to Dubai with Pickyourtrail and visit the Dubai Festival City Mall to shop till you drop. Check out the various holiday packages to Dubai and make your dream Dubai vacation come true. Happy Travelling!

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