Top 10 Malls in Dubai: Brought to You by Best in Dubai
The shortlist for Ahlan!'s Best in Dubai 2012 is out and voting for your faves could win you Dhs10,000! Today, we're introducing you to our Best Mall shortlist nominees. Click through our gallery to check them out and get voting!
Mall of the Emirates
Famed for being home to Ski Dubai – and their latest feathered residents, the Gentoo and King Penguins. Flagship stores include Harvey Nichols and Debenhams.
INFO: Al Barsha, 04 409 9000, www.malloftheemirates.com.
The Dubai Mall
From Armani to Zara – The Dubai Mall is the A to Z of all things retail and all under one gargantuan, luxurious roof. Also on offer are over 160 restaurants and entertainment beckons within the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, KidZania, SEGA Republic, on the Dubai Ice Rink and of course outside beside the spectacular dancing fountains.
INFO: Downtown Dubai, 800 38224 6255, www.thedubaimall.com.
Mirdif City Centre
Let this store entertain you! There’s skydiving at iFly for teens (and above) to splashing about at Aquaplay for the tots – all amid 430 affordable fashion and home stores.
INFO: Mirdif, 800 800 6422, www.mirdifcitycentre.com.
Deira City Centre
If it’s mid-market fashion or electronics you’re after, look no further.
INFO: Deira, 04 2951010, www.mirdifcitycentre.com.
Waterfront shopping at its best. Beside the luxury yachts you’ll find more than 350 shops and 85 eateries.
INFO: Festival City, 04 213 6213, www.dubaifestivalcity.com.
Dubai Marina Mall
It may be smaller than the rest, but this waterfront mall is a firm favourite among Dubai-ites. And Waitrose – need we say more?
INFO: Dubai Marina, 04 436 1020, www.dubaimarinamall.com.
Ibn Battuta Mall
Shop as you stroll through China to India, via Egypt and Andalusia – this is the largest themed shopping mall in the world. Plus it has 21 cinema screens and the only IMAX theatre in the region.
INFO: Jebel Ali, 04 362 1900, www.ibnbattutamall.com.
It’s slogan is “A Better Class of Shopping” and judging by the labels, namely Chanel, Dior, Saks Fifth Avenue and D&G, it’s spot on.
INFO: Bur Dubai, 04 352 0222, www.burjuman.com.
This Mediterranean-themed shopping mall is so light and airy and the aisles so narrow, you’d think you’d been transported to an Italian piazza.
INFO: Jumeirah Beach Road, 04 344 4161, www.mercatoshoppingmall.com.
Dubai Outlet Mall
Save between 30% and 60% on over 1,200 premium brands from Adidas, Bvlgari to DKNY and Mango. Go on snap up a bargain.
INFO: Dubailand on Route 66, 04 4234666, www.dubaioutletmall.com.