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Dubai Mall Overview

Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping complex, entertainment zone, and leisure destination. Whether you are rooting for some fun or just want to spend some time shopping for luxurious items, this place is perfect for everything. From an underwater aquarium to special kids play area, Dubai Mall has numerous entertainment facilities. In addition to all this, you will easily find various luxury brands here like Versace, Burberry and many more.

Listed amongst the largest shopping malls in the world, The Dubai Mall of UAE shelters around 1200 stores, 120 restaurants, and café and around 22 cine screens. It has 3 large car parks comprising of valet services and a ticketing system for car locators coupling to account for 14000 parking spaces.

Crowning itself as the ultimate entertainment option of Dubai city, this grandeur mall homes to Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink (Olympic-sized), KidZania (Children’s edutainment) and an indoor cinema complex.

As soon as you step in the central position of Mall, you will be amazed at the breath-taking views of Human Waterfalls. The uniqueness of this waterfall is that it traverses across all the four floors of The Dubai Mall. These water cascades feature human diver sculptures carved out of artistic fiberglass which are surely going to indulge you in its creative excellence. 

World’s most extensive acrylic panel is the center of attraction of The Dubai Mall’s Aquarium and Discovery Centre. To soothe your eyes with the beauty of the aquatic world, there are around 33000 marine species here. Tiger sharks, Sea otters, penguins, Piranha, and rays from the mysterious creatures of this unique zoo.

Accounting for a total guest capacity of around 2000 guests, Dubai Mall’s Ice Rink serves as a multi-purpose venue. It is no less than a paradise for skating lovers. No matter whether you are a professional skater or not, there are trainees to guide you throughout the training sessions. 

Kidzania of The Dubai Mall allows children to win kidZos (the currency of Kidzania) after accomplishing minor tasks. Whatever they earn, is saved in Kidzania bank which can be redeemed at the gift shop or on other activities of Kidzania. Fashion Avenue is the next worthy destination to stop for some captivating hydraulic catwalk.

Build across 440000 square feet area, this avenue homes to a wide array of recognized fashion brands all under one roof. Armani, Chanel, and Gucci are some of the top rated brands here.

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Highlights

• Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall where you can splash your cash and swipe your credit card to buy almost everything under one roof at the best prices.
• Dubai Mall is a retail haven where you can find uber-luxe premium labels to high street brands, two hundred eateries, and tons of entertainment and leisure options.
• The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a popular attraction within the mall, where you can see thousands of marine species in the 2.6 million-gallon tank.
• Dubai Mall boasts twelve hundred stores, including Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale's and Nike.
• It boasts fourtyty high-end boutiques ranging from Cartier, Dior, and Gucci, plus flagship stores for Saint Laurent and Rolex.
• You can enjoy an ultimate virtual reality session at VR Park.
• Kids can have unlimited fun along with learning at KidZania, the best theme based edutainment park.
• Entire family can watch a film at the twenty-six-screen Reel Cinemas.

Accessibilities

• Wheelchair Accessible

How To Reach

You have three options, to reach the Dubai Mall from the airport:

By Line 27 Bus: Dubai Mall is 32 minutes away from Airport Terminal 3. You will first need to board a train to reach Deira City Center, and then you will take the bus to Dubai Mall. You will have to pay between 116 and 166 INR for the entire journey.

By Metro: There is a metro train from Airport Terminal 3 to Burj Khalifa every 10 minutes. The Dubai Mall can easily be reached from there. The cost of a Metro ticket is usually between 60 and 85 INR per person.

By Rentals: To get to the Dubai Mall from the airport, you can take a taxi, or an Uber. It would cost you between 850 and 1,100 INR.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit is around 10 am, as all the outlets would have been opened by then and there wouldn't be a large crowd too. Likewise you can also visit during the evening hours to witness the lights and night life of Dubai

Recommended Read: Best Time and Season to Visit Dubai

Other Essential Information

Tips for Visiting Dubai Mall

  • During the month of Ramadan, most of the eateries remain closed in the mall during daylight hours. However, if you want to grab a bite during the day, you can head to the food court on level two.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes so that you can keep walking around the mall without any soreness or ache in your feet. 
  • If you buy the ticket to the underwater zoo, you will get a discount on gift shops.
  • Try to plan your visit to Dubai during the Dubai Shopping Festival because a month-long sale runs in Dubai Mall during this time of the year, and you can get the maximum discount on shopping. 
  • Dedicate ample time to visit this mall as it is magnanimous and you can’t cover all its popular avenues in just a few hours.
  • You can take a camera inside the Dubai Mall but there are a few places where photography might not be allowed. So take permission before clicking pictures.

Also Read: 30 Best Places for Shopping in Dubai

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Point of Interest for Dubai Mall
Kidzania
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Kidzania

Kidzania in Dubai Mall is a fun, educational and entertaining playground that caters for children between 4 and 16 years old. Kidzania teaches kids about decision-making and how to take charge in various situations, including picking a career and roleplaying. Kids will have a great time at this place bonding with each other and enhancing their analytical abilities. An apt option to leave your kids while you shop your heart out at the largest mall in Dubai.

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Underwater Zoo and Aquarium
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Underwater Zoo and Aquarium

The Underwater Zoo and Aquarium in Dubai Mall is home to approximately 140 species of marine life and is one of the most popular attractions in the mall. It is truly enthralling to see rich marine life which includes tiger sharks, sea otters and blue-spotted rays.

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Trampo Extreme
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Trampo Extreme

Dubai Mall's Trampo Extreme is an adrenaline-packed event for kids aged 3 and older. Apart from the usual trampoline flip area, it has a sky-high 6 climbing walls, a basketball hoop, a dodgeball game, and a foam pit for kids to play in. The kids are surely going to have some great fun here.

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Ice Rink
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Ice Rink

The Ice Rink at Dubai Mall is a great place to spend some time with family. This Olympic-sized arena offers public skating sessions by day and disco sessions by night, making it ideal for experienced and novice skaters alike.

Ice Rink is a very popular destination among ladies and children alike, as it is well-known for hosting "ladies-only" parties and children's birthday parties that are both entertaining and memorable.

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Dubai Dino
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Dubai Dino

It is a unique kind of display that provides visitors with a glimpse of the giant creatures of prehistoric times. An exhibit measuring over 24 meters long and 7 meters high depicts a fossil of a Diplodocus longus, a whip-tailed sauropod that lived more than 150 million years ago.

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VR Park
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VR Park

The world's largest virtual reality arcade, VR Park, allows you to immerse yourself in a virtual world like no other. Discover more than thirty awe-inspiring rides and games, including RobocomVR, Hologate, VR Mania, Sphere, and a lot more. Visitors can virtually propel down Burj Khalifa or enjoy a dune-driving experience from the 7,000 sqm park

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Hysteria
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Hysteria

Hysteria takes you into a world of ghosts and deep, dark fears. Its dim lights and dark corridors remind you of movies you've seen that scare you to death. When you enter the dark passageways, you will be confronted with dreadful surprises and ghostly bodies that will have you in a state of terror. If you're a goosebump fan and want to be a part of such experiences, then you should definitely visit Hysteria.

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Reel Cinemas
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Reel Cinemas

Reel Cinemas in Dubai Mall is one of the world's largest and most luxurious movie theatres. A place with 26 screens is heaven for movie buffs who wish to watch movies back to back in luxury and comfort. It offers a wide variety of movies for all ages and genres, which ensures a great experience for everyone.

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Dubai Mall FAQs

What is Dubai Mall famous for?

Dubai Mall is famous for its endless entertainment options like gaming zones, multiplexes and an ice skating rink. It also has some world-class restaurants, a sleeping pod lounge, shopping centres and a lot more. The centre of the attraction here is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, an indoor play area, indoor fountain.

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How to get to Dubai Mall by public transport?

There are three options to reach The Dubai Mall by public transport:

Line 27 bus: It takes you around 32 minutes to reach the Dubai Mall from Airport Terminal 3. First, you need to board a train to Deira City Centre, and from there you will get a bus to the Dubai Mall. The Entire journey will cost you around 116 to 166 INR.

Metro: After every 10 minutes interval, there is a metro train that starts from Airport Terminal 3 to the Burj Khalifa metro station. From there, you can easily walk down to the Dubai Mall. A Metro ticket will cost you around 60 to 85 INR per head.

By rentals: You can either hire a taxi or rely on Uber to reach the Dubai Mall from the airport. It would cost you around 850 to 1,100 INR.

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Can we take food inside the Mall?

There are no restrictions on carrying food to the Dubai Mall. However, there are eateries in the Mall where you can satiate your cravings for some delicious meals and cuisines.

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Are there kid strollers for hire? If yes, how much do they cost?

Dubai Mall ensures a comfortable visit for all their visitors. So you don't have to worry about bringing your children with you. You can hire a kiddie cart or baby strollers. Apart from this, The Dubai Mall also offers children’s wrist bands so that you do not need to worry about your child being misplaced in the crowded zones.

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How affordable is the food at Dubai mall?

Usually, the food at The Dubai Mall is a bit expensive. However, there are a few affordable options available. You can check at Jollibee (Food Court, Level 2), Texas Chicken (Food Court, Level 2), Cinnabon (Food Court, Level 2), Keventers, and Ice Cream Labs for some affordable delicacies.

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Are there any activities for kids inside the Mall?

KidZania is wholly dedicated for children to learn along with some fun . Your child can enjoy role playing. For example, they can play the role of a doctor here and treat the patients. 

Kidzania is a miniature edutainment wherein they can learn as well as earn kidZos( currency used at kidzania) for minor challenges. These kidZos are saved under their name in KidZania banks, which can be later utilized for redemption at the gift shop.

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Are there any free wifi facility available in Mall?

Throughout the Dubai Mall, you will have free wifi service available, so that you do not miss your essential calls or chats while you are busy shopping .

Does this Mall have wheelchair facility?

Yes, the Dubai Mall has a Wheelchair facility to make your visit family-friendly. If you fail to carry one for your loved one, you can hire it at the customer service center of The Dubai Mall.

Are there any restaurants serving Indian food in the Mall?

Yes, on the lower ground floor there are Restaurants like the Spice Bowl and Indian Palace Express serving delicious Indian meals. Similarly, on the second floor you can find Bikanervala, Shamiana, and Peppermill Indian Cuisine all serving mouth-watering delicacies and cuisines.

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Are there any activities for kids inside the Dubai Mall?

1. Role-playing activities at Kidzania: You can enjoy more than sixty real-life activities designed to build the tangible life skills of kids at Kidzania. Kids can work as co-pilots, sit as a passenger, learn to fly a plane using the flight simulator or report news bulletins or produce a radio show. 

2. Football: If your kid is a football fan, then take them to Goal, the football-themed arena located on the second floor of the Dubai Mall. Here your 5 to 15-year-old kids can kick about and enjoy an exciting game of indoor football. 

3. Art and Craft Activities: Promote your kids' social, physical, and cognitive development by indulging them in various art and craft activities at Caboodle, an indoor play area in Dubai Mall. 

4. Roller Coaster Rides: Enjoy some of the most thrilling roller coaster rides at The Sega Republic, which is an indoor theme park in Dubai Mall.

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Which are the best restaurants to dine in Dubai Mall?

Here are some of the best restaurants in Dubai Mall:

1. Din Tai Fung: This is a popular Asian restaurant in Dubai Mall that excels in all aspects of gourmet food - innovation, flavour, and experience. It has a very pleasing ambience and fancy decor. You can enjoy soups, noodles, dumplings, and many other delicacies here.

2. Carluccio's: Enjoy the real flavours of Italy at Carluccio's, which is renowned for its upscale vibes and lively setting. You can enjoy authentic wood oven pizzas here, which are prepared using fresh ingredients and sausages sourced from Italy. While dining at this restaurant, you can have a breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. 

3. Tanuki: If you want to enjoy Pan-Asian cuisine, you must stop by Tanuki, renowned for its brilliant hospitality and amazing food. It is famous for its sushi bar, and from its outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the stunning views of the fountains. 

4. Asma: This Middle Eastern restaurant serves up a medley of dishes from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Some of the popular dishes you must try here include shawarma, honey halloumi, and chicken freekeh with a mushroom sauce.

Dubai Mall Reviews

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Hossam Sukkarea
Reviewed: 16 May 2023
5.0/5
Everything was beautiful and amazing
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Reviewed: 15 May 2023
5.0/5
Was a good experience but didn’t get the free treat 
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C Kumar
Reviewed: 03 Dec 2023
5.0/5
Ticket booking experience was excellent and even the price was little economical compared to other sites and even the Official site… Mobile voucher was accepted and tickets were issued immediately!! Overall great experience with Thrillophilia… will definitely book again  Thankyou
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Mansha Bansal
Reviewed: 06 Jan 2023
5.0/5
Wonderful place to experience many underwater animals and a few birds too. Not only kids but grown-ups also enjoy this place. One of the must visit place in Dubai. Book tickets online to avoid the queues at Aquarium counter.
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Haresh Pattnaik
Reviewed: 30 Dec 2022
5.0/5
Excellent trip and got a superb view of Dubai from 124th floor.
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Tanisha Ahuja
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2022
5.0/5
It was an amazing experience in dubai aquarium. We enjoyed a lot there. One must visit under water zoo and aquarium which is in dubai mall. Thanks to thrillopia which always provide us instant bookings with minimum cost.
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