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Dubai Mall
Written by Rajoo on November 14, 2022 Share on

A beginner’s guide to the Dubai Mall – the world’s largest mall

Dubai Mall holds the name tag of being the largest mall in the world. Located in Financial Center Street, Along Sheikh Zayed Road, Next to Burj Khalifa – UAE. It includes over 1,200 retail shops, attracting 54 million visitors every year. It is the perfect catch location for shopaholics. One can get literally anything one could think about at this place, making it one of the most visited places in UAE and a mandatory attraction that we can’t miss in our itineraries. 

Dubai mall
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This renowned mall is located near the Burj Khalifa on the Financial Center Road in Downtown Dubai. Dubai Fountain and Burj Park are located only a hop, skip and jump away from this celebrated attraction of Dubai. 


Dubai mall is an architectural marvel just like its neighboring attraction the Burj Khalifa. This place is a blend of everything, giving a feel of ubiquitous to all its visitors coming globally. The Dubai Mall is a retail project that categorizes its massive scale and complexity. It is not just a piece of architecture; it is a contemporary construction that embodies the various styles of designs from a wide range of influences.


This is the crowning food hub spot for all the food lovers out there. It offers from Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and many more such food options to the foodies. There are multiple restaurants offering different options from fine dining to fast food all under one roof. 


One can think of something and you shall not get disappointed, as it is a mecca of everything and you don’t miss out on anything you wish to buy off. Especially for the shoppers, during festival times you have great discounts rolling out, so it becomes a must to hit those amazing stores. The mall has so much to offer to different age groups and not restricting to the adults but welcoming the children as well, making it a must-visit destination for every tourist visiting Dubai.

Dubai Mall Stores

Outside the Dubai Mall after going up the Burj Khalifa.
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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 gallery
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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

Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls and one of the top attractions to see when in Dubai. Located in Downtown Dubai, the tall structure of the Dubai Mall stands like a crown on the road right next to the magnificent Burj Khalifa. If you are wondering how to reach Dubai Mall, you will be surprised with the ease Dubai as a city offers to the tourists as far as traveling around is concerned. 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 serviced 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 Rs 0. 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 and also for other theme parks. 

Opening Hours

Dubai Mall is open from Monday to Sunday, timings say from 10 am to 1 am for most attractions such as retail shops, food court, and restaurants.

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

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