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List of the Best Shopping Centres in Dubai UAE

If you’re one of those who spend free time in shopping until your credit card smokes or you like to experience life to the limit with risky leisure proposals, your prayers have been heard. Here is a list of the best shopping centre in Dubai not only wonderful for their magnificent forms; but for their extravagant services. Its colossal facilities will leave you breathless.

The Dubai Mall Shopping Centre

Dubai Mall Shopping centre in UAE

It is one of the largest and the most famous Shopping centres in Dubai as well as in the world; with a sales area of approximately 350,000 square meters. It offers a huge Gold-Souk (Arabian market) as well as many attractions, such as the Sega Republic Adventure Park, the fascinating Dubai Aquarium, a beautiful waterfall, an ice skating rink and much more. Let yourself be convinced by the huge selection of shops and attractions of the Dubai Mall!

Address: Financial Center Rd, Downtown Dubai – UAE.
Opened: Since November 4th, 2008
Opening Hours:
Tuesday10AM–12AM
Wednesday10AM–12AM
Thursday10AM–1AM
Friday10AM–1AM
Saturday10AM–1AM
Sunday10AM–12AM
Monday10AM–12AM
Owner: Emaar Properties
Architectural style: Contemporary architecture

Plan your visit: People typically spend one to 3 hours here.

Facilities & attractions in Dubai Mall 

  • DUBAI MALL – ICE RINK

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Dubai Mall is one of the largest Gold Souks (Arabian market) in the world, with far more than 200 jewelers. The shopping centre is home to designer brands such as Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition, it offers its visitors a fascinating fountain, which is controlled by music, a gigantic waterfall, a large cinema, a supervised adventure and learning center for children; the gigantic ice rink as well as a colorful aquarium that holds about 10,000 cubic meters of water.

Address: Doha St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 448 5111
Opening Hours:
Tuesday10AM–11PM
Wednesday10AM–11PM
Thursday10AM–11PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
Sunday10AM–11PM
Monday10AM–11PM
Plan your visit: People typically spend 15 min to one and a half hr here for entertainment. 
  • DUBAI AQUARIUM

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The Dubai Aquarium in the Dubai Mall extends over three floors with a height of more than 8 meters and is almost 33 meters wide. The Dubai aquarium holds the world record of the largest acrylic glass with its 75 cm thick acrylic glass, and the Dubai Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums.

A total of 33,000 animals live in the gigantic waters, such as exotic fish, sharks, giant shrimps, rays and also penguins and seals.

A highlight for the visitors of the Dubai Mall is the tunnel, which runs through the aquarium.

The narrow tunnel is almost 50 meters long – a 19 cm thick acrylic glass disc separates the visitors from the marine animals. The aquarium also includes a lighting system with day and night simulations as well as automatic feeders. For the passage through the tunnel of the beautiful Dubai aquarium a small entrance fee is required; but is worth about twenty AED in any case! To visit the Aquarium & Discovery Center or the Underwater Zoo, you have to pay a slightly higher entrance fee; but it is still not expensive – especially in relation to the breathtaking impressions you get there.


For the small and big hunger, the Dubai Mall offers about 150 restaurants, snack stalls, fast food restaurants and cafes. And also for the adventurous visitors is offered! The Adventure Park Sega Republic consists of five different zones: the Cyberpop Zone, the Sports Zone, Wild Adventure Zone and the Speed Zone. The adventure park is almost 75,000 square meters in size and extends over two floors. There are over 170 games and more than 10 entertainment attractions.

Address: Ground and Level 2, The Dubai Mall – U.A.E.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–11PM
Wednesday10AM–11PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–12AM
Sunday10AM–11PM
Monday10AM–11PM

Plan your visit: People typically spend up to forty five minute here.

  • The DUBAI DINO fascinates in the entrance hall of the Dubai Mall

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And already at the entrance to the fantastic shopping centre, the view of another attraction of the Dubai Mall: the Dubai Dino – a skeleton of a Dinosaur, which is over 100 million years old and is from the USA. Another top attraction in the Dubai Mall is of course the A380 flight simulator – Emirates A380 Experience. There, flight enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience take-offs and landings of the aircraft type A380 from the airline Emirates at various weather conditions and also at different airports.

Tip: During Dubai Shopping Festival can be seen in the Dubai Mall makes very many bargains and there are several options at this time instead.

Address: Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours:

TuesdayOpen 24 hours
WednesdayOpen 24 hours
ThursdayOpen 24 hours
FridayOpen 24 hours
SaturdayOpen 24 hours
SundayOpen 24 hours
Monday10AM–12AM

Mall of the Emirates

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400 shops and an exciting view of the Dubai ski hall.

The Shopping mall is located directly on the Sheikh Zayed Road and with 223,000 square meters is one of the largest shopping centre in Dubai. The Mall of Emirates has over 400 shops and many best restaurants. There is also a cinema, a theater and a playground. The famous Ski Dubai hall can be viewed from several shop windows.

Mall of the Emirates is one of the most impressive shopping mall in the world.

Address: Dubai – Emirates
Opened: Since Nov, 2005

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–10PM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM
Number of stores and services: 700
Number of anchor tenants: 11

Plan your visit: People typically spend one to two and a half hour here.

City Shopping Centre Deira

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Cheap rates and children’s paradise.

The Deira City Center offers, in addition to around 300 shops, a children’s entertainment Magic Planet; which is equipped with a bowling alley, a golf course and video games. This shopping centre can be purchased at very affordable prices. In addition, the City Center Deira has a 4D cinema with 12 screens.

Address: 8th Street – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–10PM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM

Plan your visit: People typically spend forty five min to two and a half hour here.

Wafi Mall Shopping Centre

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Exciting shopping centre in pyramidal form

The Wafi Mall is a very beautiful architectural shopping centre in Egyptian pyramid shape with glass roof. It has many designer boutiques as well as a health club; a beautiful labyrinth of crystals, a 3D cinema and a roller coaster simulator. Large and small are also enjoying the huge outdoor pool with “lazy river” action. Here you can drift along the river along air mattresses.

Address: Oud Metha Road – Dubai – U.A.E.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–12AM
Wednesday10AM–12AM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–12AM
Sunday10AM–12AM
Monday10AM–12AM

Plan your visit: People typically spend forty five to 2 and a half hours here.

Dubai Outlet Shopping Mall

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Cheap shopping experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. If you would like to buy branded lambs at bargain prices; you are guaranteed to be in the Dubai Outlet Mall. The shopping mall can be easily reached with a free shuttle bus, as it is outside the city center. The outlet has, for example, brands such as Armani, Diesel, DKNY, Guess and Otto Kern.

Address: Dubai Al-Ain Rd (Route 66) – Dubai – UAE
Opened: Since 22, August 2007

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–10PM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM
Number of stores and services: 240

Plan your visit: People typically spend one to three hours here.

Mercato is more than just a Shopping mall!

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Italian shopping paradise on Jumeirah Road.

The Mercato shopping mall is – as the name Mercato suggests – Italian. The mall was designed in typical Italian architecture and also has some shops that offer Italian delicatessen. In addition to some fashion boutiques, it has the well-known and popular supermarket Spinneys Mercato, which is very popular with the large selection of fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables.

Mercato’s Opening Hours

Daily (7 days a week): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Please note, some stores may be open at 1:30 pm on Fridays. People typically spend twenty min to two hour here.

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road – Dubai – U.A.E.
Opened: Since October 28, 2002
Total retail floor area: 6 acres

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–12AM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM
Owner: Al Zarooni Group
Number of stores and services: 90

Dubai Festival City Mall

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Idyllic shopping centre with a portion of Hard Rock.

This shopping centre has a very nice outdoor and indoor area and offers its visitors more than 500 shops as well as a Hard Rock Café, a Kinokomplex and a large selection of restaurants and cafes. Dubai Festival City is a landmark of about 2m sq. Ft. Urban retail resort which forms the epicenter of Dubai Festival City is one of UAE’s most exciting retail, dining and leisure attractions.

Set on the historic Dubai Creek, the Dubai Festival City Mall, offers world class retailers, restaurants, cafes and bistros, a 12-screen Novo Festival Cinemas and a parking lot for 7,000 cars. It is the most beautiful #sunset in the world.

Address: Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–12AM
Friday10AM–12AM
Saturday10AM–10PM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM

Tip: People typically spend twenty min to one and a half hr here.

BurJuman Shopping Centre

 Luxury Designer Shopping Mall with Top Brands 

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The BurJuman Center is one of the most luxurious shopping centres in Dubai; where many designer boutiques such as Calvin Klein, Hermes and Ralph Lauren have settled. For children the BurJuman offers a Fun City and Fun World. So if you are looking for top brands of fashionable designers, this is the place to be! The BurJuman Center is also worth a visit without an extensive shopping trip; since the architecture inside is an absolute design guarantor!

Address: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road – Dubai – U.A.E.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday10AM–10PM
Wednesday10AM–10PM
Thursday10AM–11PM
Friday10AM–11PM
Saturday10AM–10PM
Sunday10AM–10PM
Monday10AM–10PM

Tip: People typically spend forty five min to two and a half hr here.

Do not miss any of the above shopping centres to visit where shopping in Dubai becomes an experience for the senses; if you go to Dubai for a business or holiday trip. If you find this post interesting please share it with your friends as well as; subscribe to our blog for more exciting posts.

1 Comment
  1. Alia says

    You are absolutely right! These shopping malls should come under the best ones in Dubai. I had recently visited the City Centre Deira mall with my family. The most interesting thing was that we didn’t even realize about the time and we could shop almost everything which we needed.

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