Dubai Mall

The grandest of malls! Known for luxury shopping, plus an Aquarium Tunnel and Underwater Zoo.

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Dubai Mall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

1. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

2. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover all of Dubai's stunning sights on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass, you can explore this great destination at your leisure. You'll have access to 2 sightseeing routes, which showcase all the main sights of this fabulous city. Along the way you'll discover all of the major landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Frame, The Walk at JBR the Beach, and much more. Enjoy unrivalled 360-degree views from the open-top deck, and learn all about Dubai's heritage by listening to the multilingual audio tour commentary as you cruise around on the double-decker bus. Red Route Tour stops: Red Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall 2. Museum of Future 3. Al Seef 4. Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood 5. Dubai Museum 6. Old Souk 7. Heritage Village 8. Gold & Spice Souk 9. Dubai Creek 10. Dubai Frame Blue Route Tour stops: 1. Dubai Mall2. Souk Madinat3. Atlantis the Palm4. Dubai Marina5. JBR The Beach6. Marina Promenade7. Grosvenor House Dubai8. Mina Seyahi9. Mall of the Emirates

Dubai: Infinity des Lumières Digital Art Exhibition Ticket

3. Dubai: Infinity des Lumières Digital Art Exhibition Ticket

Experience 3 unique exhibits of digital art at Infinity des Lumières. See how the exhibition makes art accessible and inspiring to everyone by transforming the traditional way of viewing, perceiving, and understanding it. Its visionary concept and pioneering digital technology bring art appreciation into the 21st century by harmonizing it with new communication styles, ways of processing information, and educational trends. Infinity des Lumières is a ground-breaking cultural space that uses 130 projectors and 58 speakers in an impressive 2,700 square meters venue. It vividly brings to life iconic and contemporary art through 3,000 HD digital moving images. This makes this venue the largest in the MENA region, with the highest number of projectors. The exhibitions change every year, but the concept always remains the same - you are at the center of the artwork, harmonizing with every brushstroke and color, creating everlasting memories of this mesmerizing experience.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

4. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

5. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Be escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

6. Dubai: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 9 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

7. Dubai by Night 4-Hour Tour

Get a different perspective of Dubai on a 4-hour evening tour, and discover a city that truly never sleeps. Start in the upmarket resort of the Madinat Jumeirah, and meander along avenues lined with luxury apartments. See lantern-lit hallways and narrow waterways. Then, go to Dubai Marina for a glimpse at one of the city’s most exciting residential districts, and to take the “Dubai Marina Walk.” Enter Downtown Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa skyscraper illuminated for the night. Admire the advanced light displays at the fountains of Dubai Mall, designed to create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract lights. The beam of light shining up from the fountains can be seen from over 20 miles away. It is said to be visible from space, making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world!

Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

8. Dubai: Full-Day Tour with Optional Lunch

Discover the spectacular sights of Dubai, and learn how it developed from a small fishing village on Dubai Creek to the lively metropolis of today. Visit the old district of Bastakyia, and enter Dubai Museum in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek and enjoy superb views of the city en route to Deira. Be enchanted by the exotic spices on sale in the famous Spice Souk. Then, ponder whether to buy any of the glittering souvenirs in the Gold Souk. Stop to take photos of the Jumeirah Grand Mosque, built in the medieval Fatimid tradition. Take a photo of the iconic Burj Al Arab, then, if the option is selected, you can go to the Burj Khalifa for an optional lunch around the musical fountains. Head to Dubai Mall, where more than 1,200 stores and a host of world-class designers can be found. Continue to Palm Islands to see the famous Atlantis Hotel, located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Take a stroll past the luxury yachts of Dubai Marina, before driving through the ultra-modern Jumeirah Lake Towers complex en route to the Barsha area with its famous Emirates Mall and permanent skiing facility.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

9. Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi

Start your full-day Dubai adventure by meeting your guide in your hotel in Abu Dhabi. After a short meet and greet you will set off to discover one of the world's most fascinating, modern cities - Dubai.  Begin your tour with a 95-minute drive to Dubai from Abu Dhabi - along the way, whilst heading through the outskirts of Dubai along the main highway you will witness one of the largest concentrations of skyscrapers in this region, and the third-largest concentration in the world. This tour will showcase the difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai, giving you some insight into this multi-faceted city.  Visit popular tourist locations in Old Dubai such as the Dubai Museum, Spice Market, Gold Souk, and the Abra Ride water taxi. Follow this with a trip to New Dubai where you will pause for photo stops at landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa. End your journey through Dubai with a convenient and relaxing car ride back to your hotel in Abu Dhabi. 

Dubai Unlimited Pass

10. Dubai Unlimited Pass

Valid for 3 or 5 days from the date of first use, the Dubai Pass offers you unbeatable value, convenience and flexibility. Whether it’s a city tour, theme park or dinner cruise, the Dubai Pass saves you money. Included Attractions • Wild Wadi Waterpark • IMG Worlds of Adventure • Desert Safari with Dinner • Ski Dubai • iFly Dubai • At the Top, BurjKhalifa • Dubai Underwater Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (tunnel and zoo) • Dubai Underwater Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (Explorer Experience) • City Sightseeing Dubai (Hop On Hop Off BusTour) • Kidzania Dubai • Dubai Dolphinarium • The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk • Dubai Frame • Dubai Ice Rink • Etihad Museum • The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride • Flying Cup • The Green Planet • Grayline Audio Commentary Traditional City Tour • Pocket Wifi • Grayline Audio Commentary Modern City Tour • Infinity Des Lumieres • Laguna Water Park • Reel Cinema - Guy Fiery Dine-In ( Movie + Drink + Starter + Main) • Ekart Zabeel• TEPFactor• Ain Dubai• The View At the Palm• Skyviews Observatory• Dubai Opera Architecture Tour • Amazon Tour Canal Cruise • Emirati Kashtha Cultural Tour

Planning Your Visit

  • Strategical shopping

    If you're a bargain hunter, the best time for deals at Dubai Mall is right after the holiday season. If you prefer less crowds and want to take your time window shopping then plan your visit for another time of year!

  • How many stores are in the Mall?

    There are more than 1,200 different stores - some unique to Dubai, some from other parts of the world, such as London's Harrods. Enjoy and go wild!

  • Eating options

    There are some food courts in the Dubai Mall, but no restaurants - if you fancy a sit-down meal then head over to its' sister mall, Souk Al Bahar, to grab a bite.

  • Can I get a good view of the city from the Mall?

    The best view over the city is indisputably from the Burj Khalifa tour, easily accessible from the Dubai Mall.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open Sunday - Wednesday, 10:00AM to 11:00PM. Thursday - Saturday, 10:00AM to 12:00AM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Enter the Dubai Mall free of charge. Pricing varies for activities within the mall.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory, but helpful in exploring the world's largest mall!
  • How to get there
    Take the Dubai Metro to the Burj Khalifa station and a bus will take you directly to the mall.
  • Additional information

    • Best times to visit are in the morning and evening. Hit the stores early to beat the crowds or at night to miss the peak heat of the day.

    • With over 1,200 retail stores, be sure to wear your comfy shoes and take advantage of the many information booths!

Other Sightseeing Options in Dubai Mall

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What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16,787 reviews

Very polite and friendly staff. Excellent level of information through headphones during tour. Clean, good condition buses with air conditioned section available for passengers comfort. Complimentary chilled bottles of water for passengers. Detailed colour maps highlighting tour routes.

It was such a nice experience, having to see the area from the lake and view the dancing fountains if not feeling it’s splash when it comes into an end which was refreshing!!!

The walk through aquarium was spectacular. You then take the escalator up 2 floors to the underwater zoo which was huge. We spent approximately 2 hours there, it was amazing

Fantastic service , excellent staff , food was good and plenty of sightseeing , would highly recommend

Everything went smoothly before and during the boat ride Very well organised and memorable