A Day at the Dubai Mall

Can you imagine walking into a mall that has it’s own streets complete with road signs and lamps? The Dubai Mall, located in Dubai, UAE is one of the most extensive, extravagant malls in the world. Like many other women, shopping is one of my favorite past times. I enjoy shopping in several different settings such as antique stores, boutiques, and most importantly in shopping centers. One of my favorite things about going to a mall is the variety of stores that are offered. Even if you don’t have very much money, it is one of the best places to go window shopping because it has such a vast selection of stores. I couldn’t imagine being able to travel to a mall such as the Dubai Mall. It had always been a wish of mine to travel to the Mall of America in Minnesota, but compared to the Dubai Mall it seems minuscule


Several of the malls I have went to in my lifetime have at most around 200 stores and I still seem to get lost somewhere. According to an article on http://www.thedubaimall.com/en/Information/Faq.aspx, the Dubai Mall has over 1,200 stores with around 125 stores that are completely new to the area that hadn’t been open anywhere besides the mall. Some of these stores include Galeries Lafayette from Paris, Hamley’s Toy Store from London, Waitrose from the UK, and much more. The stores vary from very high end to some of the most common stores that are here in the United States as well. By offering such a variety of stores the mall can draw very diverse groups of people there due to the fact that there is something there for just about everyone. In the mall there are jewelry, fashion, furniture, electronic, perfume stores, toy stores and much more. These stores appeal to just about every age group of people that comes to the mall.


Other Attractions

Not only is there tons of stores in the mall there are several other attractions throughout the mall and surrounding the mall. There are over 150 restaurants throughout the mall that vary from fine dining to fast food. Also, neighboring the mall are several other dining attractions. Some of the other attractions throughout the mall are an ice rink, a movie theater, an aquarium, and a mock flight in an Emirates A380. The Dubai Fountain has water jets that shoot up as high as a fifty story building, making it the largest dancing fountain in the world along with lights that are synchronized with the jets. Each day there are afternoon shows and evening shows every thirty minutes. Additionally, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located within the mall. The aquarium has over 33,000 living animals which includes over 400 sharks and rays. There is also a large, glass tunnel that you can walk through for up close experiences. The Emirates A380 is also a huge attraction located at the mall. With the Emirates A380 experience riders are able to choose from twelve different destinations and have a mock flight to them and see what it is like to ride in the world’s largest aircraft. You are even able to chose the weather conditions for your flight. Similarly, to amusement parks pictures are taken throughout the ride and are available for purchase at the end

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Dubai is one of the most fascinating places in the world to me and seems to hold just about the world’s largest everything. It would be such an amazing experience to travel to Dubai to see all of the amazing things it has to offer. Going to malls throughout America just won’t be the same after realizing how unique and breathtaking the Dubai Mall is.



16 thoughts on “A Day at the Dubai Mall

  1. I’m in love with Dubai. Reading about the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain, Downtown and all the other attractions is nothing like visiting the actual sites. I hope everyone gets to visit the city someday.

  2. As a fellow shopping enthusiast, I too would LOVE to go to the Dubai mall! It looks incredibly and there are so many options for stores. On top of that, the idea that there are so many animals is a real treat, as I am also an animal lover. Needless to say, this mall would take days… even weeks to explore and I couldn’t imagine you would ever get bored. Is there anything this mall doesn’t have?

  3. This place seems incredible! I too have wanted to see the Mall of America at some point in my life but after reading about this place, it may just feel like I’m settling. It seems like the Middle East is always building the newest and most impressive buildings and they’ve been doing it for centuries! It makes me curious as to why they have constantly pushed the boundaries of architecture.

  4. I live about 5 to 10 minutes away from my mall at home, and when it was redone and “upscaled” a few years ago, everyone thought it was one of the best malls out there. Hearing about the mall in Dubai makes the mall by me look like a little baby ant. It seems like shopping here would be an amazing experience, past any other shopping experience. I’ve only heard incredible things about it, so it’s definitely on my list of malls I’d like to go to!

  5. This blog was awesome. The scale of the Dubai Mall is insane, I would love to see it one day. It would probably take a few days to get through all of it haha, and I can only imagine how many food places there must be. A mall with a zoo? Insanity!

  6. When I traveled to Dubai this summer we went to the mall several times since we could not see everything in one day. It was amazing. The Burj Khalifa is connected to it so many people would buy tickets to go to the top and watch the fountain show. I was able to do it and it was absolutely amazing. I agree with the previous comments. I hope everyone is able to travel to Dubai and get lost in the mall like I did.

  7. Its interesting how in America mall shopping has declined, but in UAE it is sky rocketing to created these mega malls! The Dubai malls sound more like taking a trip to vegas rather than a shopping trip. From the photos shown they truly do sound beautiful, but Dubai has such a high rate of inequality I wonder if the poorer individuals look at these malls in anger?

  8. I am headed down to West Palm Beach, Florida tomorrow to see my grandparents and I was so looking forward to going the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach. I cannot even imagine being in a mall such as the one in Dubai, I’m sure that would be quite an experience.

  9. This mall is mind blowing and looks so majestic! They literally have everything you need to keep you entertained for days. I wonder if pricing for clothes and attractions is comparable to the U.S. or if they are different due to the location. Ultimately, Dubai just seems like an amazing place to visit!

  10. If I ever visited a mall like this, I feel like it would be more for the people watching, instead of the actual shopping. It seems like a place I could spend hours on hours exploring. Fascinating,

  11. Ever since I watched a television program about Dubai a few years ago, I’ve had a strong desire to go there. But now that I know of this mall, I know I will definitely venturing there. 1,200 stores?! An underwater zoo?? Crazy!! I can already see my mom having to drag me out of the mall now.

  12. This mall is every avid shoppers dream! It’s basically like a small city! I think the traffic signs is strangely unique too. What an experience it would be to shop and dine there!

  13. Wow, this looks absolutley incredible! I can’t even imagine shopping at such a huge mall! I would never have expected something like this in the Middle East. It would be something to see for sure. It’s practically like a museum!

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