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The Ultimate Dubai Downtown

The biggest and best of Dubai
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  A short 40 years ago, Dubai was a small, sleepy town located around the Dubai Creek. Today it has emerged on the world map as a major ... more »

Tips:  The easiest way to get to the Dubai Mall is by taxi. In Dubai, taxis are cheap and plentiful. Also, the parking garage is an... more »

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Points of Interest

The Dubai Mall, the region’s premier shopping experience, is the world’s largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination. Part of the $20 billion Downtown Burj Khalifa (originally the Burj Dubai) development, the mall offers an overwhelming array of shopping and entertainment possibilities.

In Dubai, a mall is not just for shopping. It is... More

Once you have entered the Mall go to the lower ground level and follow the signs to the Ice Rink. Once you see the Ice Rink turn 180 degrees and walk towards The Waterfall.

The Waterfall is a stunning water sculpture that dramatically flows down the entire four stories of the Dubai Mall. Cascading down the dazzling waterfall are sculptures of... More

From The Waterfall (facing it) turn to your left and proceed to the Ice Rink.

Ice skating in the desert? Only in Dubai! The Olympic size ice rink offers first time and experienced skaters the bragging rights that they ice skated in the desert. The rink offers skate rentals, security lockers and lessons for all levels. Snack and drinks are... More

From the ice rink go up to the ground level and follow the signs to the Dubai Aquarium.

The Dubai Aquarium,entrance located on the ground level of the Dubai Mall, is the largest suspended aquarium in the world home to more than 33,000 aquatic animals including the world’s largest collection of land sharks.

The best experience is the view of... More

From the Dubai Aquarium go down to the lower ground level and follow signs to “At The Top.”

Dubai is the ONLY place you can visit the world’s tallest building. Best place to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Better go quick as Saudi Arabia has announced that its Kingdom Tower will be completed in 2017 and it will be the tallest!

The Burj... More

After exiting the Burj Khalifa Observation Tower entrance on the Lower Ground Level of Dubai Mall turn right and go the first exit doors on your right leading to the outside promenade.

The Waterfront Promenade fronts the Dubai Lake, a man-made lake that is home to the famous Dubai Fountains. Stroll along the promenade or just sit and relax and... More

There are an inordinate number of opportunities and sites to suite your dining needs while at the Mall. Both the Dubai Mall, and its close neighbor Souk Al Bahar, offer every kind of restaurant from coffee shops and fast foods to fine dining.

Want to get away from the crowd and relax? Watch the fountains while you enjoy a delicious meal at one... More

The Dubai Fountains, the world largest dancing fountain, is an entrancing $218 million performance of light, music and water choreographed by WET Design. This is the same company that did the Bellagio Hotel fountain in Las Vegas – but as is the style in Dubai – Dubai’s is more spectacular – 6,600 light and 25 colored projectors accompanied by... More

If the smaller kids are getting to you and you need a break you may want to consider KidZania located on level two.

Kiszania is an interactive entertainment venue where children can take on adult roles learning to be a surgeon, a police officer, a fire fighter, etc. It replicates a small city with its own town square, bank, hospital and school. ... More

Have older children who have tired of sightseeing? Give them a break at Sega Republic. This is an indoor theme park with five zones featuring more than 200 games and virtual experiences. Thrill your kids with 9 heart-stopping attractions, test their skills on over 350 amusement games and win some prizes.

Power Pass – full day pass - AED... More