Best Shopping Malls in Dubai

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Vacations are not simply about walking by the promenades or lying on the sandy beaches. Dubai has much more to offer other than the glittering skyscrapers or the inviting shopping scenes. If you are an adventure seeker by heart, then Dubai will not disappoint you in this part as well. Be it exploring the underwater with the scuba diving or floating in the sky with sky diving or simply competing with the waves with kite surfing or wake boarding, Dubai has it all.

Dubai tourism has come up with many exciting and thrilling ideas and ventures surely to satiate your adventure appetite.

The desert safaris are no more excluded only for camel riding or dune bashing but will test your limits with many more exciting things in the waiting like overnight camping or trekking in the wadis during the day or doing sand boarding which is definitely not a game for the novice.

Talking about the adventures, there can be an endless list that might make your heart beat faster. But we have pick pointed few which definitely let the fear factor explore new zeniths.

The Dubai Mall

The second largest mall in the world in terms of total area and the biggest mall in Dubai.

Location : Financial Center Rd, Along Sheik zayed road, next to burj khalifa tower – Dubai

Mall of the Emirates

An ambitious project by Majid Al Futtaim, MOE, is home to over 600 stores along with the iconic Ski Dubai which makes sure Dubai residents have access to some winter fun all year round. 

Location : Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai

Dubai Festival City Mall

As for entertainment at this mall in Dubai, there is the Novo cinema and Festival City’s dancing fountain called ‘IMAGINE’.

Location : Crescent Rd – Dubai

Ibn Battuta Mall

Known to be the worlds largest themed mall.

Location : Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai

City Centre Mirdif

It is one of the top malls in Dubai and boasts several attractions, including Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFly Dubai, a unique indoor skydiving experience.

Location : Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd – Dubai


City Centre Deira

Is one of the oldest malls in Dubai and still, retains a loyal fanbase. 

Location : 8th St – Dubai


One of the most stunning shopping malls in Dubai, Mercato literally translates to ‘market’ in Italian. With gorgeous renaissance style architecture, this mall is especially great for mall trawls and features a good selection of stores .Pet lovers in Dubai should note that there is a pet shop on the basement level of this mall.

Location : Jumeirah Beach Rd – Dubai

Dubai Marina Mall

An impressive lineup of high street brands and some gorgeous waterfront dining options, it’s easy to see why this shopping centre makes it on our list of best malls in Dubai. 

Location : Sheikh Zayed Rd – إمارة دبيّ

Wafi Mall

Egyptian themed shopping centre, has been in operation for over two decades. Featuring more local brands and known for its quiet ambience, this Dubai shopping mall is known for it’s light and sound show in the evenings and its mammoth Christmas tree decorations in December.

Location : Oud Metha Rd – Dubai


Al Ghurair centre is the oldest shopping malls in Dubai and can easily be accessed via the Union metro stop.

Location :  Al Rigga Rd – Dubai