Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :)

Tripoto
23rd Dec 2016

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Dubai is shopping. Truly, Dubai boasts of world’s greatest malls and shopping complexes. We are spoilt for choices with the number of large malls and the attractions in each of them. The outlets offer massive discounts during UAE national day, Dubai shopping festival and during the pre-Ramzan sale. You can literally shop till you drop!! However, not everyone can shop that much in Dubai. So here is a list of few malls in Dubai, along with things to do besides shopping.

Pro tip: Wear comfortable shoes to the mall. As the malls are very vast, it is really painful to walk around in heels

Day 1

Dubai Mall : This is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. This is a great place for a shopping spree. A dedicated section of the mall called Fashion Avenue houses all the high-end luxury brands. Often celebs from all over the globe are seen in this mall, shopping for the luxury brands. There are 1000 shops open in the Dubai mall.

dubai mall Source: expedia.com

Photo of The Dubai Mall - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Things to do besides shopping here:

*View the LED display and the Dubai fountain show at evenings.

Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal

Dubai fountains -Source: youtube

Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal

*Visit At the Top –Burj Khalifa

*There is an Olympic sized Ice Skating Rink here.One can take skating classes or skate here on an hourly basis.

Ice skating rink- source : wikipedia

Photo of Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

*Visit the Aquarium and the underwater Zoo. The aquarium and underwater zoo is a different world altogether. It is one of the must visits in the Dubai mall.

Photo of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Day 2

City walk: Situated in between downtown Dubai and the Jumeirah beach, this place offers several fashion boutiques for the fashion lovers. This place is reminiscent of European Style streets.

Things to do besides shopping here:

*Usually, there are shows and events taking place in City walk. I had visited the 3D art event and the Japanese food festival held here recently.

*One can enjoy great coffee at the cafes and view the magnificent skyline and the Burj Khalifa from here.

Us at the 3D art exhibition, citywalk

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

amazing 3D art with Burj Khalifa as the backdrop

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

City walk entrance

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

3D art, face blurred on user descretion

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

View of Burj Khalifa

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Ceiling story-City Walk

Photo of City Walk - Al Safa Street - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Day 3

Mall of the Emirates: This is the world’s first shopping resort and offers ultimate leisure, shopping, and entertainment to visitors. This mall features around 560 international brands and has shopping area of 233467 sqM.

Things to do:

* Visit the ski Dubai and spend some time with the Penguins (Yes!! They have penguins in Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai source: Internet

Photo of Mall of the Emirates - Al Barsha - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

* Kids can have fun at the magic planet, an indoor theme park

Magic Planet Source: mallofemirates.com

Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal

*Watch movies at the multiplex in the mall

- Enjoy the lunch/ dinner at various local and international food joints at the mall.

Dome of the Mall of the Emirates

Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal

window shopping

Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Things to do in Malls in Dubai along with shopping :) by Panchami Bekal
Day 4

Dubai Festival City mall: This landmark destination spans around 250000 sq feet. It houses all major international brands and food outlets.

*Visit the waterfront of the mall to enjoy the fire, water, and the laser display. This is one of its kind in the world.

laser display on an entire building

Photo of Dubai Festival City Mall - Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Dubai Festival City Mall - Dubai Festival City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Ibn batuta mall: This is the world’s largest themed mall and my favorite mall in Dubai. The mall is designed to celebrate the travels of famous Arabic explorer Ibn Batuta. Although there aren’t many things to do in this mall, this is one of the beautiful malls in Dubai. Each court is themed according to the country Ibn batuta had visited. One can see Persian, Indian, Egyptian, Chinese Tunisian courts here. The ceilings of each court are a must watch.Also, this mall houses a multiplex Movie theater, which shows movies from across the globe.

Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of Ibn Battuta Mall - Jebel Ali Village - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Wafi Mall : This is an Egyptian themed mall, which is in shape of a pyramid. Other than shopping for international brand, one can visit the Khan Murjan Souk within the mall, which houses the items from around the Arab world.

Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal
Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Athens?? No, Dubai!!

Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Entrance to wafi mall

Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Wafi mall during christmas

Photo of WAFI Mall - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

Dubai Marina Mall : This mall happens to be close to Dubai Marina. Although the mall is lot smaller than any of the above mentioned malls, it houses most of the international brands.

*One can enjoy free events at the front walk ( concerts, flea markets, food festivals)

*Take a Abra (small boat by RTA to JLT for 20 AED per person).

*Enjoy the sunset and the Marina skyline view from a restaurant outside the mall .

marina mall source marinarecidency.com

Photo of Dubai Marina Mall - Dubai - United Arab Emirates by Panchami Bekal

So this was the list of few malls in Dubai. Hope you all enjoyed the read.

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