Things to do in Dubai
With around 1300 stores, this is not only the world’s largest shopping mall it’s a small town, using a giant ice rink and aquarium, a dinosaur skeleton, indoor theme parks, and 150 food outlets. There is a powerful European-label existence, along with branches of this French Galeries Lafayette department store, the British toy shop Hamley’s and also the initial Bloomingdale’s out the United States.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Much more tourist-geared boutique mall than traditional Arab market, this handsomely designed souq a part of this Arab-village-style Madinat Jumeirah hotel and maybe not a bad place for picking up stalls. Alternatives include camel toys at Camel Company, Bedouin daggers at Lata’s and pashmina shawls at Toshkhana. In some stores, bargaining is not possible.
Dubai Festival City Mall
Southeast of this airport, near Business Bay Bridge, that 350-store behemoth has all of the standard stores, also Ikea — a draw for locals and ex-pats. It’s main and is that the scenic location around a semi-circular bay, and it can be lined with bars and restaurants. All are great vantage points from which to delight in Imagine, a free laser-light-water-pyrotechnics series presented every day at this hour.
This city-center dining, shopping, and entertainment area has the sense of a European city center with its own faux Georgian-style buildings, water features and pavements lined with trees. Along with an ever-increasing variety of stores, cafes, and restaurants, there’s a 10-screen cinema complex and a handful of family-friendly attractions, such as the Green Planet biodome and Hub Zero gaming center.
Rather than rest on its laurels, Dubai’s earliest luxury mall (available since 1992) only keeps reinventing itself. A current remodel added a few 200 stores (like luxury brands such as Dior and Versace), a vast Carrefour supermarket and a 14-screen multiplex cinema. The upstairs, Pavilion Gardens, is an attractively designed, fountain-anchored space furnished with a soaring glass ceiling.
Ibn Battuta Mall
The shopping is great in case nothing really extraordinary, but it is the lavish and exotic layout and architecture of the 400-shop mall that steal the series, tracing the way stations of 14th-century Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta in six themed partners (China, Persia, Egypt, India, Tunisia, Andalusia). Dubai’s first IMAX cinema started in September 2018, asserting cinema-goers an immersive cinematic adventure.
Mall of the Emirates
Home into Ski Dubai, a community theatre, a 24-screen multiplex cinema and also — let us not forget — 630 shops, Mall of the Emirates is one of Dubai’s most popular shopping centers. With narrow walkways and no daylight, it can sense a tad claustrophobic at peak intervals (except at the dramatic Fashion do me, supplied with a vaulted glass ceiling and dwelling into luxury brands).
Dubai Outlet Mall
The very first outlet mall in the Middle East can be a bargain shopper’s nirvana using 240 stores that offer discounts ranging from 30 percent to 90 percent. Do not anticipate the latest season items (similar to’last’ season) from such retailers as Diesel, Guess and Mango.
Label-lovers on a funding flock into the particular indoor outlet mall whose architecture was motivated with a Tuscan hillside village. Midrange to fancy brands out of Banana Republic into Armani have shoppers reaching for their credit cards. It is about 30km southwest of this Dubai Marina, alongside Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Inspired by the London original, this 1.3km-long outside lifestyle mall was built by upcycled transportation containers and has a welcome dose of urban trendy into the Dubai shopping arena. Even the 220 components draw a stylish crowd, including a lot of locals, using unique style stores, eclectic cafes and restaurants, and entertainment options including a cinema having on-demand screenings.