15 Best Malls in Dubai - 2020 (With Photos & 4,200+ Reviews)
Malls in Dubai define shopping, entertainment, and fun in the most opulent ways possible. The grandiose, the size, and the sparkling architecture is something that sweeps you off your feet. The umpteenth shopping malls in Dubai which are beyond being simple shopping complexes, while some may feature an underground aquarium and zoo, the other may give you freezing and icy skiing centre in the middle of the desert

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The most famous and the largest malls are The Dubai Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, etc. These gigantic malls flaunt a great mix of high street chain stores, five-star restaurants, and various entertainment options.


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Besides old souks and
large theme parks at Dubai, this city also ranks among the top countries to boast malls that just can’t be covered in one or two visits.

Here is the list of best shopping malls in Dubai:

01

The Dubai Mall

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The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the second-largest mall in the world (area wise) which encompasses around 1200 shops that cater to shopping, dining, and entertainment. This record-making mall became the most visited building on the planet in 2011.

The mall is so huge that it houses the phenomenal Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo, the Indoor VR theme park and the 22-screen Reel Cinema within its glass walls.

Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM daily

Location: Financial Center Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: The mall is known for its 250-room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens and around 120 plus restaurants and cafes. The major highlights of this mall are Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Dino where genuine fossils of large-necked Dinosaurs are found, Hysteria - a haunted house, Dubai Creek Tower replica, Rain-forest Cafe and KidZania - an interactive children theme park.

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Dubai Festival City Mall

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Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall offers a good choice of restaurants, a varied collection of international brands, furniture stores, and a cinema complex. The mall is an upbeat business and entertainment centre which is located along the glittering Dubai creek.

It is also preferred for business stays and corporate conferences with a view of the magnificent skyline dotted with towering buildings.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 12 midnight | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 1 AM

Location: Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE

Highlights: Dubai Festival City Mall is the only mall in the city to be housing a city's only IKEA, a flagship Zara store along with more than 500 other global brands and stores

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Dubai Outlet Mall

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Dubai Outlet Mall
Featuring over 1200 brands and 240 retail shops, Dubai Outlet mall is found on the Dubai-Al Ain Road and is a part of Dubailand. The mall was opened in the year 2007 and was featured in the top five best malls in Dubai by Forbes.

From clothes, shoes, accessories, perfumes, watches to electrical goods, you can grab anything here.

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Route 66, Dubai Land - Dubai - Al Ain Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: You can find high-end stores of Dolce & Gabbana, Façonnable, Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Iceberg, Coach, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, and Missoni, etc.

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City Centre Deira

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City Centre Deira
Set on the crossroad that marks between Sharjah, Bur Dubai and the Airport, the mall is set in the older part of the town. This shopping, entertainment and leisure complex features two levels which exhibit a total of 370 shops and stores.

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: 8th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: Among the many stores available here, you can easily spot Carrefour, Debenhams, Iconic, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore, and Paris Gallery, etc.

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05

Dubai Marina Mall

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Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina is a relatively small mall compared to the other huge malls in Dubai but it is located in a rather hip and happening location which is right across the Dubai Marina. This voguish 4-level mall is marked by a massive circular atrium and a promenade that further extends to the waterfront.

Besides housing around 130 retail outlets, it has a decent number of waterfront eateries and a cinema to keep you engaged. 

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 12 AM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 1 AM

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: Reiss, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West and Cos. And of course, there’s a great selection of affordable brands like Giordano, Miss Selfridge, Borders, New Look and Boots.

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Ibn Battuta Mall

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Ibn Battuta Mall
 Nestled on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, Ibn Battuta Mall is said to be one of the largest themed malls in the world, Featuring over 270 shops, 45,000 parking space, 50 restaurants, and a 21-screen cinema, Ibn Battuta is also one of the largest shopping malls in Dubai.

The themed mall is designed based on the history of the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta who travelled across six countries- Tunisia, Egypt, India, Andalusia, China, Persia in a span of 24 years. Hence, the mall is designed into six courts belonging to all the six countries and the designs are influenced based on the character of the particular country.

Timings: 10 AM to 12 AM Daily

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Highlights: With Novo cinema and a large Carrefour supermarket, the six different courts is a treat to just tour around with themes belonging to six different countries.

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Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is a multi-level shopping complex which is situated at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The mall marks over 100 restaurants and cafes, 630 retail shops and around 7900 parking spaces which highlight it as one of the largest shopping malls in Dubai. The mall is famous for hosting an indoor skiing centre called Ski Dubai which is very popular among tourists.

Besides providing exclusive dining and shopping experience, it also features an indoor family entertainment centre called Magic Planet, and Vox cinema a 14-screen multiplex cinema.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: The major highlights of the Mall of the Emirates are Ski Dubai, Cheesecake factory, Imax movie theatre and lots of famous brand stores.

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City Centre Mirdif

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City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Mirdif is among the busiest malls in Dubai which aim at serving the local community rather than tourists. It's a large shopping complex in the Mirdif area of Dubai that offers more than 400 retail stores such as Carrefour, Crate, and Barrel, Hamleys, Decathlon, JashanMahal, Pottery Barn, etc.

From shopping to entertainment, dining, the mall boasts a wide variety of activities and options.

Timings:  Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 12 AM | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 1 AM

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: With easy parking and fewer visitors, the mall has a huge Decathlon and Carrefour store which attracts the local shoppers

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Wafi City Mall

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Wafi City Mall
Wafi City is a large multi-use development complex in the Umm Hurair district of Dubai that encompasses a hotel, mall, restaurants, residences, and a night club. Wafi City Mall is quite a prominent feature of the themed city that presents over 200 retail stores. The edifice is designed after ancient Egypt which covers an area of 10,000 sq. meters.

With a good collection of restaurants and shops, almost all shopping malls in Dubai boast essential amenities such as ATMs, currency exchange, prayer rooms, etc and so as Wafi City Mall.

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Oud Metha Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: The design of the building resembles an Egyptian temple with huge statutes and a pyramid-like top. The mall makes the kids happy with a large kid’s play area and mini-golf. You can also enjoy the bliss of ‘lazy river’ in the middle of the mall with friends and family.

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10

Grand Shopping Mall

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Grand Shopping Mall
Grand shopping mall is not just any mall but it's a grand experience. Featuring a world of some of the coveted global brands, the mall has much more to offer than just a hundred retail shops and restaurants.

From a thrilling haunted house to a soothing musical fountain; Grand shopping mall is tough to cover in one visit.

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Latifa Bint Hamdan St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: The Grand Shopping mall also provide access to the Burj Khalifa, musical fountains and Aquarium

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Mercato Shopping Mall

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Mercato Shopping Mall
Mercato Shopping Mall is a mid-sized shopping and entertainment centre that features over 120 global stores. Tucked in the Jumeirah Beach road, the mall also boasts a multiplex cinema and a family entertainment centre.

The decor and design of the mall are influenced by the Italian Renaissance.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: Spinneys, Virgin Megastore, Laura Ashley Home, Fun city and a great list of other stores are found here. The selling feature of the mall is the Vox Cinema Multiplex that can accommodate around 14,000 cinema-goers with 7 different screens.

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BurJuman

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BurJuman
BurJuman marks its presence in the list of the oldest malls in Dubai which was opened during the early ’90s. It’s a 3-level, family-friendly mall with over 320 stores and a hundred more restaurants and cafes with entertainment centres and cinema experience

One of the few old malls in Dubai which is revamped in the year 2015 and 2016 to come hand in hand with the trending market.

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Friday- 10 AM to 11 PM

Location: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: This classic mall offers over 40 restaurants and cafes with a large Carrefour supermarket in the centre.  Running since 1991, the mall added hip brands like H&M, Mothercare, and Next, etc. in its recent development. The addition of Vox Cinema and Magic Planet (a family entertainment centre) became its selling point.

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Century Mall Dubai

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Century Mall Dubai
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With an eclectic mix of stores and entertainment options, the Century Mall in Dubai is a resourceful hub to find beauty essentials, electronics, jewellery, home furnishings, etc

The mall is very popular among visitors, especially families as it has the potential to keep everyone engaged with activities and options suited for all ages.

Timings:  8:30 AM to 12 AM daily

Location: Al Wuheida St, Hor Al Anz East - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: You will find stores like Giordano fashion, Jacky's Electronics, Damas jewellery and supermarkets like Carrefour.

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Times Square Center

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Times Square Center
In comparison to other humongous malls in Dubai, Times Square Centre can be considered a mid-sized mall but it still is considerably huge. Tucked along the Al Quoz rote in Dubai, the mall houses a total of 40 shops and a decent collection of eateries and restaurants.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Highlights: Besides stores like Sharaf DG and H&M, there is also an ice lounge and a 5D cinema that can keep you entertained

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Al Hail shopping center

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Al Hail shopping center
Al Hail shopping centre is one of the oldest malls in Dubai which is located just Al Ittihad Road, near to Ramada Continental Hotel and the Hor Al Anz bus station.  Majorly catering the needs of women, the Abbyas stores are well-distributed on three floors.

Housing more than 200 abaya shops displaying a variety of designs, you can get reasonable bargain deals at every shop. It is one of the rarest women-centric malls in Dubai which is known for its affordable deals.

Timings: Sunday to Wednesday- 10 AM to 10 PM | Thursday to Saturday- 10 AM to 12 AM

Location: Hor al Anz Abu Hail Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Highlights: Other than a range of designer and latest Abbay's, women can also purchase jewellery, perfumes, watches, etc

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