Planning for un-limited fun this week-end? Then, visit DubaiÔÇÖs malls!
Week-ends in Dubai, the shopperÔÇÖs paradise is spoilt for choice, with the large number of malls spread across. These malls are famous not only for their shopping experiences but also for all the entertainment and fun they offer.
Here is a peek into DubaiÔÇÖs top 5 malls.
Arabian Centre: Located in the Mirdif area of Dubai, occupying a space of 80,000 square meters and housing about 200 shops, the Arabian Center is a week-end haven. Apart from shopping, you can watch a movie, or dine with family/friends, enjoy fun-filled activities at the gaming center, or even drop your children in a nursery, so you can shop uninterrupted. You can get even complete medical check-ups and wrap-up your grocery shopping here!
Mall of the Emirates: Mall of the Emirates is the worldÔÇÖs first shopping resort because not only does it allow you to shop, but also provides unparalleled leisure and entertainment facilities. Occupying an enormous space of 233,467 square meters, and located in the heart of New Dubai, this mall is home to the world-famous Ski Dubai ÔÇô an indoor ski resort!
Ibn Battuta Mall: Ibn Battuta Mall is the worldÔÇÖs largest themed mall, occupying a space of 521,000 square meters, and was built to celebrate the travels of famous Arabic explorer ÔÇô Ibn Battuta. This mall includes 275 retailers, 50 restaurants and 21 cinema screens! This mall consists of six courts, representing each of which Ibn Battuta visited during his travels ÔÇô Egyptian Court, Indian Court, Chinese Court, Andalusian Court, Persian Court and Tunisian Court.
WhatÔÇÖs more? You will never run short of cash here, as the new branch of UAE Exchange just opened up in this mall!
Deira City Centre: Deira City Centre redefined the concept of malls in this region, by becoming the first large scale shopping mall with restaurants, entertainment facilities and a hotel. It is located in the older part of the city on a cross road between Sharjah, Bur Dubai and the airport. This mall receives an annual footfall traffic of close to 20 million, making it the most visited mall in Dubai.
The Dubai Mall: This is the worldÔÇÖs largest shopping mall with over 1000 shops! It also includes amazing entertainment centres such as the Dubai Ice Rink, Sega Republic (an indoor theme park), Reel Cinema (a 22-screen cinema), Rainforest Caf├® and KidZania (an interactive theme park for kids). A new massive exhibit from the Jurassic Period, a Diplodocus longus dinosaur skeleton is also now on display at The Souk, in the Dubai Mall. ItÔÇÖs a 155 million year-old dinosaur skeleton and people can get up-close and take a look.
Ensure you wear comfortable shoes and clothing and top up your travel card, to enjoy hassle-free mall time!