Musafir Recommends - Top 10 Malls of Dubai

  • Top 10 Malls of Dubai

    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 the 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 Malli

    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, world’s choicest of perfumes and the most deadly pair of stilettos, all come at a great bargain here . The reason behind it is fairly simple; its 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 is 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 - United Arab Emirates Phone:+971 4 436 1020 

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

    8. BurJuman Centre

    BurJuman CentreSynonymous with style, elegance and luxury, BurJuman admirably hosts boutique brands like Louis Vuitton, BVLGARI, Dior, Burberry and many more. The mall is bisected into old and new section - 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 10.00am to 11.00pm, Thursday to Friday 10.00am to 01.00am

    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 ‘multi-brand mall’ in Dubai. From a 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 10.00am to 10.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00am to 12.00am

    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.

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

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

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

    4. Wafi Mall 

    Wafi Mall

    Enter Wafi. Enter Egypt. From the pyramid-like structure of the mall to the Pharaohs 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 10.00am to 10.00pm, Thursday and Friday 10.00am to 12.00am

    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 10.00am to 10.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 10.00am to 12.00am

    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 10.00am to 01.00am

    Author: Winnie Karnik