Dubai city offers the world best shopping malls. With various global brands in the retail capital, shoppers from all over the Middle East and beyond come to Dubai to appreciate the grand shopping centers.
Dubai city’s physical climate is sunny and known to surpass 110 °F, combined with its economic status that is rooted in property development experiencing hyper-growth that creates a combination of tropical and capitalistic energy rarely matched in other cities. Dubai builds with a panache rarely seen anywhere else around the world. Stepping into a Dubai shopping mall is an experience in itself.
Creating a home to for one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums to an indoor ski slope, these are the top five shopping malls in Dubai.
5) Ibn Battuta Mall
Taking inspiration from the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, the Ibn Battuta Mall is considered the largest theme mall in the world. Shopping is full of adventure here, with six distinct retail courts waiting to be discovered and explored. Main stores include Debenhams, Geant, Marks & Spencer, Sharaf DG and Decathlon.
4) Dubai Outlet Mall
Opened in 2007, Dubai Outlet Mall welcomed shoppers in United Arab Emirates. It’s a part of Dubai Outlet City and offers as much as 30%-90% off the regular price across its 240 stores. Exclusive labels include Adidas, Coach, Fred Perry, Mango and Aldo.
BurJuman offers a combination of luxury fashion brands and popular labels at the center of Bur Dubai, the city’s business and heritage district. Just like many malls in Dubai, BurJuman provides facilities and lays emphasis on entertainment and lifestyle options, with the most recent addition being its newly-opened 14-screen Vox Cinemas. Shops in BurJuman include Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, H&M, Charles & Keith and Burberry.
2) Mall of the Emirates/Ski Dubai
Famous as the world’s first shopping resort, Mall of the Emirates has an impressive 2.4 million square feet of retail floor space. The place boasts of 630 high-end brands and famous fashion designers from around the world come and offer full display in the mall’s Fashion Dome and Luxury Wing. Top labels include Boutique 1, Centrepoint, Forever 21, Kate Spade New York, DKNY and an Apple store.
The shopping mall also has plenty of other things to do. Mall of the Emirates offer games and be entertained at Magic Planet, a family theme park, or drop by the renowned indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai, for a day of skiing or snowboarding, tobogganing and playing with the penguins.
1) Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is lavish and has an exceptionally vast retail, leisure and entertainment space right in the heart of downtown Dubai. It’s the world’s largest and most visited shopping mall, with a total internal floor area of 5.9 million square feet. In 2014, more than 80 million visitors shopped at the mall’s 1,200+ retail stores. Flagship brands include Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.
Along with shopping, Dubai Mall is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums and aquatic zoos, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, complete with a 270-degree walk-through tunnel for an immersive experience of the deep sea.
Those looking to go shopping around Dubai and beyond can explore by driving the ninety miles to Abu Dhabi, where even more world-class shopping malls, or things and top labels from abroad are available.
Dreams do come true for shoppers at Dubai with so many exceptional malls to choose from. Hope you plan to visit these five malls and enjoy your time in Dubai.
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