The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall
4.5
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This downtown mall is known for luxury stores like Cartier and Harry Winston. It also has an aquarium, ice rink, and 360-degree views of the city from the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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  • Haykaz
    Moscow, Russia8 contributions
    Dubai Mall experience
    The best part: The Dubai Mall app is a perfect navigator through the enormous territory. The worst part: Was going to buy some Lego, which was not available in Moscow at the moment. Then saw the price and realized that I better wait until it arrives in Russia... P. S. The Underwater Zoo all-access ticket does not worth it, despite the fact that it's pretty cool.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 23, 2023
  • Cambridge Trees
    Kimbolton, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Beautiful clean hotel in great location
    Beautiful Hotel The Dubai Mall is a lovely hotel in a superb location with easy access to attractions, it is clean and the breakfasts are delicious and well organised. Staff are friendly and courteous.We had an issue which was not necessarily the hotel’s fault, but we were booked in for three nights but the hotel only had us booked in for two! It was very frustrating and stressful wasting our precious holiday time, (in total four times) keep going to reception checking we could actually stay in our room! It was eventually resolved via our booking agent back in the U.K. We would certainly have given five stars if this hadn’t happened.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2023
  • Cranebird
    Redditch, United Kingdom330 contributions
    Wow! very impressive mall.
    Wow was my 1st impression. Facing us was the aquarium with all sorts of fishes and sharks. It is so huge it has loads of floors.It has a fabulous designer stores selling everything from jewellery to shoes to clothing. There is a large department Bloomingdales. We were there 4 hours and never got round it so going for a second visit to see the aquarium etc. There is a cinema, ice rink, massive waterfall, food eateries area - It is amazing. Spotlessly clean. Definitely a must see.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Victor R
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates74 contributions
    Don't go there if you're in hurry
    Big enough to spend days in a row. If you're looking for something specific, better find another mall or use the app Dubai Mall to find faster the shop you need. Usually people are going in this Mall to spend time, not only for shopping. Parking it's huge with multiple entries. If you are visiting the Mall for the first time, don't take in consideration another task in that day.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Kymbo1959
    Cradoc, Australia184 contributions
    Well worth the visit !
    Wow, what a mall. Levels and levels of shopping, eating, generally people watching. Love the wall of divers, so impressive. The aquarium was massive with such a variety of sealife for you to look at. Kept very clean and maintained at all times. Worth the visit
    Visited December 2022
    Written March 4, 2023
  • SLH2312
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Wow! Amazing!
    Wow! Amazing! We went to the Mall several times during our week in Dubai and still got lost, it's massive and immaculate. The food court is amazing, you wander around and still can't choose as there is so many options. We had a combo ticket for the VIP Burj Khalifa (to the highest point) and the Aquarium (yes this is in the mall!) and both were excellent experiences.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Bheenick Dooshan
    Phoenix39 contributions
    Ultimate shopping experience
    Huge place to shop with innumerable brands. Love their digital map to guide you through the mall. Just a lack of places to sit and relax a bit. You just want to sit back and relax after some time.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 12, 2023
  • HappyDaysBAM
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
    Blown away.
    An absolute must! The Bhurj Khalifa, Dubai Mall Fountain, Aquarium, Souk, Ice Rink, and all the shops you can imagine. This place is teeming with life, a lot of fun - I just went and walked around and enjoyed it without buying anything (other than coffee and food). Essily accesible by metro - the walk from the metro to the mall is quite far but its all indoors and there are several escalators pads (those flat escalators that you see in airports). Really guys, make sure you go here even if its just to get a sore neck from bending backswards to see the top of the Nhurj Khalifa!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Mirrs
    Trinidad95 contributions
    A must visit !!
    This mall is excitingly huge. You cannot cover this mall in just one day, probably not even two. There are so many stores from the luxury designer brands to the department stores to the smaller shops. There are a vast array of restaurants and dining options from which to choose. Not to mention all the famous attractions such as the Bhurj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall Fountain, the massive Aquarium, the Ice Rink . A definite must when in Dubai.
    Visited September 2022
    Written March 20, 2023
  • GauravBargujar
    New Delhi, India147 contributions
    The largest, greatest, and most exceptional mall
    The Dubai Mall, which has 1200 stores, cafés, restaurants, and an ice rink spread across 16 levels, is the biggest mall in the world. Very big and congested, yet you can find anything there. It's an independent, international world. Remarkably, transportation is well-planned and always accessible. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best malls in the world.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 25, 2023
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LalaAtl
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
So much to do here! We ended up spending THREE entire days of our vacation in this mall. Movies, ice skating, aquarium, VR arcade, haunted house, kids world (I forgot the name), go carting, shopping, food, deserts! What DIDN'T we do here?!
Written February 18, 2024
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Mustafa H
Baghdad, Iraq9 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
A nice place to visit but to visit it for one or two times in your life,in general it's a shopping center BUT too many people, not recommend to old age
Written February 18, 2024
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Shaikha A
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Dubail mall is a mazing place for me … thank you dubai mall for nice new facilities.. i like new desgin for toilets modern.. i recommend everyone visit dubai mall
Written February 17, 2024
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Dubai Mall is in my opinion the best mall in the world it has an incredible selection of shops and restaurants. The only problem I ever have there is getting lost! The Aquarium is also awesome and there are some restaurants near it where you can watch the sharks and sting rays.
Written February 17, 2024
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Jan B
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
My wife purse was stolen from her handbag whilst she was watching the light/water show at 9:30pm.
$5000.usd was taken in 20min from her overseas accounts and credit cards .
Written February 17, 2024
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Discover39780904120
13 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely Fantastic shopping centre. Incredibly enormous with every brand and shop that you can think of. Ended up spending a solid 4-5 hours there covering as much ground as possible. Definitely worth visiting!!
Written February 16, 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,889 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
The world’s largest mall offers endless shopping, eating and entertainment options.

The shops range from affordable to top end luxury and everything in between including most well known worldwide brands.

On top of the shopping there are a huge number of food and beverage options, a large cinema complex, skating rink, games zone, indoor aquarium and zoo and lots more.

The mall is beautifully kitted out and impeccably clean.

There is lots of parking and it is also accessible via the metro.
Written February 15, 2024
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nilpav
Charlotte, NC19 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Way too crowded. Traffic to get in and out .
Expensive stores ,
Burj khalifa was too crowded and rushed even though we had prime tickets . Great vegan burger spot at lower level ground by burj entrance
Written February 15, 2024
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Amber Flks
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Dubai shopping mall is a sprawling retail paradise in the hearth of the city. Offering a diverse array of luxury brands and international shops. It’s grand architecture, featuring marble floors and intricate chandeliers, sets the stage for a truly opulent shopping experience. Beyond shopping, the mall boast an indoor amusement park, a cinema complex and a stunning aquarium. With its diverse dining options and cultural events, Dubai Shopping Mall is a must visit destination for those seeking luxury and entertainment in Dubai.
Written February 13, 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,402 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Must see of course when in Dubai, but, as may be expected, very crowded indeed, especially towards the evening, around 6PM, when the fountain shows start. You can really find everything here.
Written February 12, 2024
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