Musafir Recommends - Top 10 Malls of Dubai

Winnie Karnik, December 4, 2015
Show me a mall, and I'm happy.

Dubai’s anatomy interestingly revolves around skyrise buildings, expansive bridges, and occasional spur of supermarkets. Every vein that branches out from its heart reaches a corner in its sprawling malls. Such love that comes directly from its core reaches out to everyone, in rather a joyful fashion. Boasting of the world’s best malls, Dubai has created a paradise for itself in every mall, and every mall that you go to there’s a ‘Jannat of its own. Here are the top malls in Dubai. Come get your Dubai visa and see them for yourself.

10. Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Outlet Mall

As the name suggests, Dubai Outlet Mall is home to over 800 outlets giving discounts up to 90% on most of the major brands. Hi-end fashion brands, the world’s choicest perfumes, and the most deadly pair of stilettos, all come at a great bargain here. The reason behind it is fairly simple; it's mostly the out-of-season stuff. But don’t worry, there’s no compromise on the quality.

Musafir recommends: Adidas Factory Outlet, Chuck E Cheese

Location: Dubai – Al Ain Road, Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 044234666

Timings: Saturday - Wednesday : 10am-10pm, Thursday and Friday : 10am-12am

9. Dubai Marina Mall

Dubai Marina Mall

Located by the Dubai Marina, on the Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai Marina Mall has an impressive collection of stores and restaurants.

Musafir recommends: MAC, Steve Madden, Guess, Waitrose Supermarket, Reel cinemas, cute train-ride for your munchkins

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - the United Arab Emirates Phone:+971 4 436 1020

Timings: Saturday- Wednesday 10am- 10 pm, Thursday & Friday- 10am- midnight

8. BurJuman Centre

BurJuman Centre

Synonymous with style, elegance, and luxury, BurJuman admirably hosts boutique brands like Louis Vuitton, BVLGARI, Dior, Burberry, and many more. The mall is bisected into the old and new sections - the older one being the pricey one.

Musafir recommends: Carrefour Supermarket, VOX Cinemas, Fun World and Fun City, Hatam Restaurant, Fendi, Saks Fifth Avenue

Location: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 352 0222

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 10.00 am to 11.00 pm, Thursday to Friday 10.00 am to 01.00 am

7. Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre

Spanning over two decades, Deira City Centre has always been the charm of Deira. This mall has pioneered the concept of a ‘multi-brand mall’ in Dubai. Range chain stores like Zara, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Deira City Centre will spoil you with enticing options.

Musafir recommends: VOX Cinemas, Bowling City, Magic Planet, 11-Screen Cinema, Bateel Restaurant

Location: Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 295 4486

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 am

6. Mirdif City Centre

Mirdif City Centre

Mirdif City Centre overlooks the frightening traffic off the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and is often a stopover for those travelling to Sharjah. Housing the usual shopping suspects, Mirdif City Centre offers a range of shops falling in various money buckets.

Musafir recommends: iFly Dubai, Magic Planet, Aquaplay, Carluccio’s restaurant

Location: Tripoli Street, Mirdif, Interchange No.55, Emirates Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 602 3000

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday 10.00am to 10.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00am to 12.00am

5. Ibn Battuta Mall

Ibn Battuta Mall

“Travelling - it turns you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller.” Some journeys last a lifetime. Under the cloak of Ibn Battuta, explore his odyssey as he reaches out to millions to spread the message of love and peace. The world’s largest themed mall is dismembered into six sections, all of which are on a single level. A walk-through in this mall is like a crawl over the world, over the world of this great Arabic explorer.

Musafir recommends: IMAX Theatre Cinema, 6 themed sections - Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India & China

Location: Gardens Cross Road, The Gardens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 362 1900

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 am

4. Wafi Mall

Wafi Mall

Enter Wafi. Enter Egypt. From the pyramid-like structure of the mall to the Pharaoh's figurines that guard the interiors, Wafi Mall has an elegance and style of its own. The Arabian spirit of the mall continues over the high-end brands and drop-dead-gorgeous designers. If your pocket loves adventure, then give it the perfect treat with the steep buys here.

Musafir recommends: Souk Khan Murjan - an underground souq, Bosporus Turkish Restaurant, Kids Connection

Location: Oud Metha Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 324 4555

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, Thursday and Friday 10.00 am to 12.00 am

3. Dubai Festival City Mall

Dubai Festival City Mall

Located along the iconic Dubai Creek, Dubai Festival City Mall meanders along the dreams of thousands that stroll around its dreamy waterfront with twinkle in their eyes. Picture yourself celebrating your quintessential date, shopping at the prices of gold, cruising in a classical Abra with a dinner by the bay view. Dubai Festival City Mall - from the roads to the water, where dreams turn into a reality.

Musafir recommends: The only HRC in Dubai - Hard Rock Café Dubai, Marina Restaurant Pavilion, IKEA, Automotive Dubai, Dubai’s first automotive park, NOVO Cinemas -12-screen cinema complex, Bowling City

Location: Al Rebat Street, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 213 6213

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday 10.00am to 10.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00am to 12.00am

2. Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates

Doing justice to its elaborate name, Mall of the Emirates is talk of New Dubai. With a kaleidoscope of brands and designer outlets, every zone you enter is like a fortune cookie that leaves a unique remembrance note with you.

Musafir recommends: Ski Dubai, Magic Planet, VOX Cinemas, DUCTAC Community Theatre

Location: Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 409 9000

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 am

1. The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

Remember, the theory in the movie Inception? It was stolen from here. Mall within a mall, within a mall, within a mall. It can also have a dream within a dream’ analogy - like you dream you are in the best mall ever until you enter the next level of your dream. It’s huger than the hugest, the largest on this planet.

Musafir recommends: At The Top, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Fountain, KidZania®

Location: Financial Centre Road, Interchange 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone: 04 362 7500

Timings: Sunday to Saturday 10.00 am to 01.00 am

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