Malls in UAE

Malls in UAE are gigantic and luxurious and a home to almost all famous brands. UAE has local shops, designer boutiques, wholesale stores, retail, and handicraft centers. Malls in UAE doesn’ only offer shopping but has spas, cinemas, cafes, and restaurants to look for. One thing is for sure that you will go home with more luggage than what you arrived with. There is an endless list of best malls in UAE but here is the list of 10 best malls to visit while in the UAE.
  • Dubai Mall
Home to the Dubai Shopping Festival is The Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls. It is home to 1200+ stores with a huge area of 502,000 sq. mtrs. Dubai Mall is an entry to the world of amusement and entertainment. A home to underwater zoo, walk-through aquarium having 300+ species of marine animals.
 
Dubai Ice Rink, favorite among the visitors is a family-oriented attraction for the general public. The rink is a multipurpose venue that can be a concert arena, or host private functions. It serves as an entryway to Burj Khalifa and unlimited options for shopping and eating. Mall offers a gaming zone and cinema complex with all leisure activities under one roof.
  • The Mall of Emirates
A one-stop-shop destination with a tag of being the “World’s first shopping resort is Mall of Emirates. With 630 stores in an area covering 230,000 sq mtrs is this magnificent mall. It is home to some famous brands such as Prada, Christian Louboutin, Five Green, Fashion Dome, and many more. The Mall of Emirates houses the largest Carrefour, hypermart outlet across Dubai.
 
  • The Marina Mall
A massive luxury shopping center with 140 stores spread on 390,000 sq. mtrs is situated right on the waterfront. As far as Dubai Mall goes, Dubai Marina is at the smaller end. The mall is a great place for kids with a playground where they can play for free. The 4 floors in the mall are for the global brand outlets. These shops have everything from fashion to accessories to cosmetics and technology. This mall can satiate your hunger, including the amenities, cinema hall, and restaurants. It is connected to the metro and tram network.
 
  • Abu Dhabi Mall
Abu Dhabi mall in central Abu Dhabi has over 200+ shops of various fashion labels and boutiques. This mall is located next to Beach Rotona Hotel with direct entrance from the hotel. This mall is a centerpiece in the social fabric of the city. Abu Dhabi mall is home to stores like Carolina Herrera, Zara, Pandora, and Anne Klein. In 2017 Forbes recognized the mall as the top mall in Abu Dhabi.
 
  • WAFI Mall
WAFI mall is located within the Egyptian themed WAFI city complex of Dubai. WAFI mall has over 5 levels with 200+ shops. It has designated areas for shopping, entertainment, and leisure activities. The art work and sculpted images at the mall are a reflection of Egyptian architecture. Individuals can be a member of the Pharoah’s club in the mall, one of the finest in the city.
 
  • Yas Mall
Yas Mall in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, spread over 235,000 sq mtrs with over 400+ stores. A go to place for shopping, dining, and entertainment for residents in Abu Dhabi and Yas Island. Mall has wide range of international and regional retail brands and leisure options. Some of the mall’s stores include Tryano, Debenhams, Ferrari world, and House of Fraser. Yas Mall hosts many ev\ents and exhibitions, entertainment activities and performances.
 
  • Ibn Battuta Mall
Named on explorer Ibn Battuta, this Mall is the largest themed shopping mall in the world. The mall displays remarkable work of architecture and craftsmanship. The mall takes us to the journey of the famous 14 century explorer. It has 270 shops, 50 restaurants, and 21 screen cinema, trampoline park and bowling alley.
 
The mall is divided into six country themed courts, Persian court being the most popular. The Persian court is enveloped as a hand-painted dome. Other country-inspired courts are Egypt, India, China, Andalusia, and Tunisia. This mall is spread across an area of 521,000 sq. mtrs.
 
  • Jumeirah Emirates Shopping Boulevard
Dubai’s most extravagant mall is Jumeirah Emirates Shopping Boulevard. The boulevard flanks the namesake Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel. High-profile celebrities come to shop to their hearts here. This exclusive mall has the Dubai Executive Council office at the same address. After some shopping, La Cantine du Faubourg is a famous chic eatery and you can visit for lunch or dinner. Later, walk around a 42-acre garden, completed with lakes, waterfalls, and public seating.
 
  • Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai is not only famous for desserts, adventure parks, and resorts but even for shopping hubs. Bur Dubai Gold Souk is the world’s largest gold market situated here in Diera. This is the most famous and one of the most visited tourist spots. It is known for its excellent quality and designs of gold. Gold souk has restocking of at least 10 tons of gold daily. Bur Dubai Souk even focuses on textiles and fabrics, and a solid stop for souvenirs.
 
  • Deira City Center
The original flagship mall in Dubai is the Deira city center. Located in Deira, this mall has 370 stores and is 120,000 sq. mtrs. It is one of the oldest malls in the region but still one of the busiest malls on the weekends with home to many brands. The electronic giant Sharaf DG is located here and also houses the VOX movie theater, and a bowling city.

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