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5 Great Malls of Dubai

Whether you are a tourist looking to pick up some luxury items you can’t find at home, or a resident looking for a new outfit to wear to your next brunch, you can be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in one of Dubai’s many Malls. However, picking one that suits your needs is not always easy due to the sheer size of them. deVere Acuma have made the task of shopping just that little bit easier for you by summarising the 5 great malls of Dubai.


Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the region's premier shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination. With more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class attractions, The Dubai Mall is revolutionizing the modern shopping experience.

With an impressive array of leisure activities, this is the ultimate, cutting-edge shopping experience. A range of adventure sports fights for attention alongside the romance of ice-skating. The Dubai Mall is a place where outdoor brunch can be followed by the delights of the big screen and where a 21st century gold souk is set off against a world class aquarium. When was the last time your trip to the designer stores took place under the watchful eye of a giant sea turtle? Step inside The Dubai Mall and experience a place like no other.


Mall of the Emirates

It’s not just a mall, it’s an entire shopping resort! Opened in 2005, Mall of the Emirates boasts to be the ultimate destination in Dubai for shopping, leisure and entertainment.

After you’ve examined the 466 retail stores on offer there is still plenty left to do. Take the kids to Magic Planet, a family entertainment centres complete with games and rides that rivals any theme park. Check out the fourteen screen multiplex cinema, complete with full reclining chairs. You won’t want to miss out on Ski-Dubai. The world renowned indoor ski slope which is also a part of the complex. After all of this you’ll probably need a good night’s sleep. Don’t worry; there is even a hotel here.

Each year around 30 million people visit the mall. There are currently plans for expansion in place, with new retail outlets, commuter links and parking spaces to be available at the end of 2010.


Burjuman Centre

Burjuman is the home of high end fashion in Dubai. It plays host to all the best brands money can buy such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bvlgari to name a few. BurJuman is the height of shopping luxury in Dubai. Beyond the exclusive luxury brands, there are also some great ready to wear items on offer from brands like Guess and DKNY.

There are two parts to the mall, the old and the new. Stick to the older part for the more expensive brands all in one place. There is a play area on the third floor for children, which includes an interactive fountain. The mall is made up of sunny courtyards and impressive gardens, giving it a distinctive outdoor feel. There are great restaurants and cafes to choose form if you need a break from all the shopping. Parking is easy to find, there are plenty of spaces underground, and a taxi rank just outside the complex.


Deira City Centre

Located on the waterfront, Deira City Centre is known for its friendly service. Many shoppers are surprised to be greeted with a smile and a complimentary bottle of water. What a great relief from the hot sun of Dubai!

There are over 350 stores with a diverse range of merchandise. You’ll find all of the great fashion brands, as well as electronics, jewellery and local specialities such as silk, cashmere and oriental rugs. It’s a great place for jewellery with 33 dedicated stores.

When you start to get hungry there are over 40 restaurants to choose from. There is also a cinema and a Magic Planet to keep the kids entertained.

Convenient to reach, the mall runs shuttle buses to and from 11 of the major hotels. You can even buy a car in the Toyota showroom. The complex attracts about 20 million visitors a year. Diera City Centre was the first of the mega malls which offer shopping, entertainment and leisure within the one complex to open in Dubai.


Jumeirah Plaza

Centrally located and close to many of the major hotels, Jumeirah Plaza is certainly one of the most convenient malls to visit. Opened in 1994, by Dubai standards it’s one of the older malls, although it’s still very much worth a visit. There are all the international brands you expect as well as jewellery, home wares and quite a lot of watch showrooms.

Don’t miss TGI Fridays for a great steak and some happy hour mocktails! There is also office space, a hotel and furnished apartments that are part of the complex.

A large exhibition centre plays host to a wide range of activities throughout the year, from fun interactive things for kids to art shows to cultural events. Many locals prefer to shop at Jumeirah Plaza as opposed to some of the larger malls as it is often less crowded.


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