The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall
4.5
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This downtown mall is known for luxury stores like Cartier and Harry Winston. It also has an aquarium, ice rink, and 360-degree views of the city from the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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  • Bilaal Essop
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping and experience of Dubai Mall
    A mall like no other in the world be prepared to walk a lot as this mall is huge! Every brand you can want. Food court has lots of variety. Security is great. Fashion shopping at its best. Indoor aquarium is wonderful
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Kevin David
    Thodupuzha, India19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge mall and a great shopping experience.
    A huge shopping mall with almost all the brands from around the world. Very well crowded but perfectly organized. Well maintained and sign boards to guide are placed properly. The waterfall, the aquarium and the ice rink are some of the main attractions inside the dubai mall. The gold souk is a must visit, whether to shop or not. Also the fashion avenue is the destination for all your fashion needs. Long queues to get taxi. Great restaurants with The fountain view. Food court also have great collection and is affordable.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Wander Bug
    Ghaziabad, India90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop till you drop - Literally!
    If you want to shop, this is the place to be at. All the top brands from all across the world are right here. You can literally shop till your drop. The installations and the giant aquarium are a sight to behold. And when you get tired of walking, you can grab a bite at one of many restaurants with a view of Burj Khalifa and the fountain show.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Anthie
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai Mall a must place to visit
    This mall its not just like regular mall, for first good on it that it open until 1 am, so you can have more flexible time to visit. Other than u can find nice stuff it also has a nice fountain attaction that u can watch every hour with nice backgroun of building surrounding with lamps. Inside it alsonhas waterfall. Nice experience to visit
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Maps World
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A city of stores
    That's the place where you can easily spend a day! Many things to see,to try,and to buy. Over 1000 shops, so it was easy to find something for myself. Also I got into a Premier League cup replica exhibition at Nike store so it was an interesting experience !)
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Razan Z
    80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Biggest mall in the world
    It is a truly fascinating mall, no matter how much I walk, or how many times I come back, I always feel like I’ve only seen 10% of it. It has every single shop you could imagine, luxury, trendy, quirky, every style, every garment, it has it! It has every single cuisine you could dream of. It even has an aquarium. Dubai mall challenges the traditional concept of malls and shows you that a building truly can have it all.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best mall ever, by far
    This mall will ruin you for all other (and future) malls. Joking, but seriously, this mall is on a whole new level! It’s not just for shopping - Dubai Mall is an experience. There is something to do for everyone here. Amazing stores for all budgets, extensive dining options, cool attractions and great entertainment. Oh and of course the ice rink, breath-taking aquarium and underwater zoo, kids activities, etc etc etc. I can go on and on, believe me. Go experience this mall for yourself. It doesn’t matter if you hate shopping, because there is so much to do. One day is not enough. You’ll be finishing your 10,000 steps in no time!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Charlene F
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai Mall was absolutely phenomenal
    The sheer size and grandeur of Dubai Mall left me in awe. With its impressive architecture, stunning design, and multiple levels, the mall was a sight to behold. As I navigated through the bustling corridors, I couldn't help but marvel at the sheer scale of this retail haven. I could totally live here.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 June 2023
  • zignekr
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shoppers paradise
    Dubai Mall is a great place to find everything you need. It's huge and offers a wide range of stores to cater to all tastes. But here's the thing: you can easily get carried away and end up spending more time than planned. I live right next to it and every time I plan a quick visit to buy just 1 thing, I end up spending at least an hour. It's popular and often crowded, which can be overwhelming, especially during weekends. So, while it's the best place to get what you need, be prepared for the possibility of getting caught up and losing track of time. It is still a must-visit for everyone in Dubai!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Riti K
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    China Town in Dubai Mall
    China Town in Dubai Mall transports you to the vibrant streets of Asia. From the moment you pass through the intricately engraved golden gate, you can see the vibrant ceilings, tantalizing aromas, and captivating architecture that define this hub. Definitely Instagram-worthy! From delightful dim sum to fiery Sichuan specialties, China Town offers the best of the land under one roof! It is an immersive and delightful destination that brings the essence of Chinatown to life in Dubai - must visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
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Abu Ahsan S
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The management team is clown and stu*** that I have ever seen in any mall irrespective of small like in our suburbs in Australia or big like Petronus tower in KL. Yesterday Dubai had heavy rain and a huge number of shoppers got stranded at this fake mall (all big brand names but managed by di**heads stupids). Several floors were wet and slippery. They got a large number of mini stu*** workers, had no idea on putting barriers or sand bags to control water flowing. At one point I saw one group is mopping water one side and other group was mopping the same s*it at other end. An absolute jo*er show. Then, there was no support given to the stranded shoppers (stranded for whole night). Food courts were closed, no information were provided on commuting support. We were forced to sleep on the sofas after 3am after failing to get any sort of transport. And at 4am 2x arrogant Supervisors racially profiled my family (brown skin) without understanding I can buy those two supervisors whole family twice in a day and sell in a pawn shop. Those two idi***s awoke us rudely moving sofas from us without any courtesy. Good on them that I was too tired to argue with pi** that moment otherwise anyother time I would get them to the nth level to get the sh** out of them. This is my first visit in Dubai and I realise money cannot buy common sense and smart management. I spent $7000 on single day but now I am feeling it is the worst spending in my life because I should never step in such clo** managed mall.
Written 17 April 2024
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Dubai Mall pretty much has something for everyone--or at least most people. Heaps of shops and eateries (all kinds of cuisine in the food court, and elsewhere throughout the mall, as well as outside). It has an ice skating rink, a movie theater, an aquarium, a fossil of a diplodocus, and who even knows what else.

If you want to avoid the crowds, it's best to go early in the day.
Written 16 April 2024
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Hajar H
London, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
loads of stuff! Zara, Chanel, Gucci, The Dubai Mall Aquarium, 5 star cheesecake shop and loads more! It also had KFC he he boi
Written 15 April 2024
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سماح
115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Please work on directions, one can easily be lost.

It should be easy to get to the main entrance with direct directions 🗺️ and signs!!!! Inside the mall for the bus station.
Rest to note everything is clean, shiny and beautiful in this mall. But it is huge. And is crowded on the holidays like crazy.
Written 14 April 2024
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Daniel
Yeovil, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Dubai mall was a great place to look around, with a variety of shops/attractions. It has its very own aquarium, waterfalls, China Town, etc. The location was also great; right next to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. However, the only issue was how crowded it was despite its size.
Written 13 April 2024
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Culture23588288320
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Biggedt mall I ever visited and I do not know if hhere is a store they dn’t have , you need more than one day to see it all. , It is better that you plan your visit first , also plan your dinner and you can do the combination of watching the fountains .. it is mind blowing 👍
Written 12 April 2024
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Gavin C
Australian Capital Territory, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I found our visit to Dubai Mall to be an extraordinary experience! This vast shopping haven offers an extensive range of stores and eateries to suit every taste. Its generous and intuitive design facilitates easy exploration. We were particularly impressed by the entertainment offerings, such as the indoor theme park, which provided amusement for both grown-ups and kids.

The staff's friendliness and helpfulness significantly enhanced our visit, contributing to an enjoyable shopping experience. The mall's expansive corridors are a pleasure to stroll through, accompanied by soothing background music and the delightful scent of Arabic fragrances, creating a refreshing escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

In sum, Dubai Mall surpassed our expectations, presenting itself as a perfect destination for an enjoyable day out. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking a comprehensive and enjoyable shopping and entertainment experience
Written 10 April 2024
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Willem B
Boksburg, South Africa284 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Yes, it is a snazzy mall, but that is just what it is, a mall. Yes they have the aquarium that is great and various restaurants, but still just a mall.
Written 10 April 2024
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Bonnie W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I think you could find any thing you wanted… upscale. We started at the Loft with haircuts and pedicures. Bought some clothes, and found the Apple Store. We had lunch at a wonderful restaurant looking out at the fountain which unfortunately was running because of Ramadan.
Just like so many things in Dubai it was beautiful.
Written 9 April 2024
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Alexander Park
South Korea2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great experience. My friends and I love shopping and this place is definitely recommended if you love shopping! The aquarium is also amazing.
Written 8 April 2024
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