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Dubai Mall

Browse, shop, play and dine at one of the largest shopping and entertainment malls in the world.

Dubai Mall is a colossal shopping center, home to more than 1,200 stores, over 200 restaurants and cafés, and the world’s largest indoor gold souk. The leisure attractions include an aquarium, an Olympic-sized ice rink, an indoor theme park and a 22-screen cinema. These attractions are spread over 5.9 million square feet (550,000 square meters) of space on four floors.

Search for jewelry pieces at The Souk, a collection of more than 100 gold and jewelry retailers. Track down the latest designer trends and looks at Fashion Avenue. It houses more than 70 haute couture boutiques featuring the world’s biggest designer labels and brands. Amble through The Village, a tree-lined streetscape of boutiques, cafés and restaurants. It has a fully retractable roof that opens during the winter months. If you lose your way, look for one of the 11 information counters conveniently located in various spots within the mall.

When you’ve finished shopping and browsing, lace up your skates and glide around the ice rink. Visit the aquarium, which features more than 30,000 marine animals, including sharks and rays. One of the highlights is the 157-foot (48-meter) walk-through transparent tunnel that provides close-up views of the marine life. The aquarium has an admission fee, but many of the underwater sights can be seen for free through a giant viewing window in the mall.

Children will love KidZania®, an educational environment for kids aged 4 to 16. This mini-city with buildings and paved streets offers children the chance to role play adult professions such as doctor, artist, fireman and photographer. There is also SEGA Republic, a two-level indoor theme park with arcade machines, motion-simulated rides and an indoor roller coaster.

The mall has a range of dining venues, from casual to up-market, located among the other shops.

Dubai Mall is situated at the base of the Burj Khalifa, in the heart of downtown Dubai. There is parking for more than 14,000 vehicles. Alternatively, take the Dubai Metro to Burj Khalifa Station, which is linked to the mall via a 2,690-foot (820-meter) air-conditioned walkway.

The mall is open daily. Some of the attractions have different opening and closing hours. Check the mall’s website for more details.

Popular Activities at Dubai Mall

There are many unique ways to get the most out of Dubai Mall. Here is a list of some of our favorites:

Take a look at our Downtown Dubai things to do page to discover even more activities in the area.


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Roda Al Murooj $121
Roda Al Murooj

Roda Al Murooj

Al Saffa Street, Off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 1,352 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the entertainment district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, KidZania, and Dubai Zoo. Jumeirah Beach and Kite Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Rove Downtown Dubai $109
    Rove Downtown Dubai

    Rove Downtown Dubai

    312 Happiness Street, Dubai
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 1,166 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Trade Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Mall. Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Armani Hotel Dubai $517
      Armani Hotel Dubai

      Armani Hotel Dubai

      Burj Khalifa, Mohamed Bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 474 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Housed inside Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, Armani Hotel Dubai overlooks the Dubai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed water feature. Guests can browse designer shops on site and in Dubai Mall, a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Jumeirah Beach is a 15-minute cab ride away.

        Address Dubai Mall $408
        Address Dubai Mall

        Address Dubai Mall

        Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Dubai
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 403 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Address Dubai Mall is located within the Dubai Mall and adjacent to Burj Khalifa. Dubai International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

          Rose Rayhaan by Rotana $98
          Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

          Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

          Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 1,570 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the business district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. Dubai Opera and Dubai Garden Glow are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Shangri La Hotel Dubai $185
            Shangri La Hotel Dubai

            Shangri La Hotel Dubai

            Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 1,255 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the business district, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of City Walk, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and KidZania. Dubai Zoo and Jumeirah Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Palace Downtown $343
              Palace Downtown

              Palace Downtown

              Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 699 reviews
                5.0 out of 5.0

                Overlooking Burj Khalifa Lake, Palace Downtown is next to bustling Souk Al Bahar. Dominating the skyline from across the lake is Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Guests can walk 5 minutes to the restaurants and shops at The Dubai Mall, and drive 20 minutes to Jumeirah Beach.

                Sofitel Dubai Downtown $137
                Sofitel Dubai Downtown

                Sofitel Dubai Downtown

                Sheihk Zayed Road, Dubai
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 819 reviews
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, and Dubai International Financial Centre. KidZania and Burj Khalifa are also within 6 mi (10 km).