Dubai Festival City Mall Overview

Delight in visiting Dubai Festival City Mall, one of the most iconic destinations of the city. Shop to your heart’s delight at the various stores belonging to well-known brands including 300 fashion brands for clothes, accessories, shoes, jewellery and many more. Get a chance to watch the spectacular IMAGINE fountain show and indulge in other exciting activities

Located on the waterfront of Dubai Creek with a backdrop of the gorgeous Dubai skyline from Festival Bay is the Dubai Festival City Mall, a family-friendly destination in Dubai. The Dubai Festival City Mall is not only a place where you can shop till you drop. It has much more on offer, having something to delight every age group.

To start with, the mall has stores selling a variety of items starting with Books and stationeries to toys for children to Arabic and other country fashion apparel to jewelry, eyewear and many more. Those looking for a hypermarket will also find one in this delightful mall. 

Apart from shopping, the mall has several other attractions on offer. You can enjoy the stunning view of the creek aboard a capsule of the Festival Wheel or you can take a Dhow ride on traditional Abra and get a view of the place from the waters. For adventure junkies, there is the freestyle terrain park BounceX and the Dream Aero Flight Simulator. Kids can have their share of fun at Stay and Play and Finland.

You must stay back till the evening if you want to catch a movie at Novo Cinemas and get a spectacular view of the IMAGINE fountain show. For a gourmet dining experience, visit one of the high-end restaurants serving various cuisines with some also offering an enchanting view of the waterfront. Or go to one of the cafes to enjoy some hot beverages and snacks. You can also go to the food court to try out a variety of dishes.

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• Shop til you drop at over 350 stores at Dubai Festival City Mall.
• Enjoy shopping for well-known brands such as H&M, GAP, Top Shop etc.
• Visit Dubai’s only IKEA store at this mall.
• Taste some international cuisines such as Italian, Chinese etc. at high-end restaurants and cafes.
• Opt to taste a variety of food at the mall’s food court.
• Have a coffee at Dubai’s only Hard Rock Cafe.
• Revel in the view of the Dubai Creek during a Dhow Ride or a Festival Wheel ride.
• Get the taste of adventure at Dream Aero Flight Simulator or BOUNCE-X.
• Catch a movie at the 18-Screen Novo Cinema.
• Enjoy the spectacular fountain show - IMAGINE in the evening.

How To Reach

  • By Car/Taxi: You can take a car or a taxi and drive along Crescent Drive to reach Dubai Festival City Mall. 
  • By Bus: You may opt for Bus No. 64A, 24 and F08 which will take you directly to the Mall. 
  • By Metro: Those who plan to come by metro can travel by Red Line and get down at Emirates station and catch one of the buses mentioned above. You may also opt to get down at Creek or Al Jaddaf and hop into bus 44 to reach the mall.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time of the year to visit Dubai Festival City Mall is during the winter months of November and December. The weather is pleasant during this time of the year, making it suitable for visiting the place. You may opt to visit the Mall in the evening hours when your time will coincide with the famous fountain show, IMAGINE.

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Other Essential Information

 Best Attractions in Dubai Festive City Mall :

1. Festive Wheel

Enjoy a ride in Festival Wheel, the 40 meters high giant wheel with 30 capsules hanging from the wheel. Enter into one of the capsules and ride to the top, all the while enjoying the spectacular view of the city from different positions. Take an afternoon ride to enjoy a stunning view of the setting sun.

2. IMAGINE – Dubai Festival City Laser Show

A visit to the Dubai Festival City mall will remain incomplete if you do not see the record-breaking air, water and fire fountain show. Feel mesmerised as you indulge in this delightful sensory experience and enjoy the largest water screen projection. You can catch the show daily between 7 pm to 11 pm during which it takes place every half an hour. 

3. Dhow Rides

Take the traditional Dhow ride of Dubai where you board the Abra boat to ride along the stunning Dubai Creek. Experience the Emirati culture as you float in the serene waters and feel lost in the lovely view of the Dubai waterfront, bustling with residents and visitors.

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4. Dream Aero Flight Simulator

Adventure seekers will surely love going for this most enjoyable activity, Dream Aero Flight Simulator. Step inside the simulator and spend 15 minutes inside to experience what it is like to fly the Boeing 737.

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Tips to Visit:

  • Some of the stores and attractions have their own specific opening and closing timing. So if you are keen on a particular attraction or store, do check out their timing beforehand.
  • Visit the mall in the afternoon to be able to enjoy the sunset while riding the festival wheel and stay back till 7 pm to catch the fountain show.
  • Check out special promotional offers along with terms and conditions while visiting during festive occasions before visiting the mall.

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Enjoy Dining at Dubai Festival City

Enjoy Dining at Dubai Festival City

Enjoy a dining experience at one of the high-end restaurants, some of which will mesmerise you with the spectacular view of the waterfront. You can choose from a variety of cuisines on offer such as Italian, Chinese and many more. If you wish to take a snacky break, you can head towards one of the cafes including the only Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai. There is also a food court in the mall for those who wish to try out varieties.

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Discover the home of Freestyle Terrain Park BounceX

Discover the home of Freestyle Terrain Park BounceX

Feel thrilled visiting the world’s first freestyle terrain park BounceX, a huge space covering 2 floors that have been packed with giant airbags, slides, trapezes and many more. There is a dedicated zone for the little ones with features that will allow them to play and explore in a safe and supervised environment.

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Movie Night at Novo Cinemas

Movie Night at Novo Cinemas

Catch a show at Novo Cinemas, the 18-screen movie hall of the Dubai Festival City Mall. Enjoy watching movies at an MX4D theatre or at one with an IMAX screen. Delight in a 7 Star experience which will allow you access to plush leather seats, pillows, waiter service and many more.

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Enjoy action-packed games at Fabyland

Enjoy action-packed games at Fabyland

Let your kids have fun at Fabyland, an indoor play area for kids, located inside Dubai Festival City Mall. They will be able to enjoy a variety of rides such as Clip N Climb, Bumper Cars, Family Swing, XD Dark Ride and many more. 

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Go on a shopping spree!

Go on a shopping spree!

Enjoy a shopping spree at Dubai Festival City Mall where you will be able to shop for fashion, accessories, homewares, shoes and many more. Those with a fascination for brands will be delighted to find stores such as GAP, Old Navy, Zara etc. There are also several jewellery stores such as Pure Gold, Damas Jewellery where you can buy ornaments. One of the star stores is the IKEA outlet which is the only one in Dubai.

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Dubai Festival City Mall FAQs

What are the opening hours of Dubai Festival City?

The Dubai Festival City Mall opens every day in the morning at 10 am. From Sunday to Wednesday, the mall closes at 11 pm and on other days it closes at 12 am. However, some of the stores and attractions in the mall operate as per their own operational hours. However, if you are keen on a particular show or store, do check out their specific timing before visiting as some of them operate as per their own operational hours.

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What time is the fountain show at Dubai Festival City?

The famous fountain show at the Dubai Festival City Mall bay area, known as IMAGINE, takes place every night from 7 pm. This multi-sensory record-breaking light, laser, water and fire show is also projected on nearby screens and buildings every half an hour and continues till 11 pm.

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