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5 Exciting Leisure Activities at Dubai Mall

As the world's largest shopping mall and entertainment store, there are more than a few opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy at the Dubai Mall. But if shopping is not your bag, there are a whole host of other activities on offer there.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Standing at 830 meters, Burj Khalifa is the planet's tallest skyscraper. Visitors are able to ascend the tower and get an unbeatable view.

SEGA Republic

It's a theme park inside the mall!

Fear of Flying

Originally designed to help people conquer their fear of flying, this flight simulator can also be great fun for pretending to fly the high skies.

Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain

With water shooting 150 meters into the air, these fountains - located just outside Dubai Mall - are a true sight to behold.

Ice Skating
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Ice Skating

If you crave a break from a full day of shopping, there's an ice rink there to provide a cool escape!

Our insider tips

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!

What people are saying about Dubai Mall

Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 10,160 reviews

Great Knowledgable Guide & Friendly Driver

I was picked up from my hotel at the time stated without problem. I was on the tour alone with two other couples, but made to feel very welcome. On the way to Dubai from Abu Dhabi the guide points of things of interest. Unfortunately on the day there was a sandstorm in the area which made everything appear overcast. I cannot fault the tour, the guide or the driver. I would be tempted to visit different places in Dubai with the same tour company, as I wasn’t overstruck with the mosque photo stop or the Dubai Museum visit. I also didn’t like the Souq Markets as the shop owners are constantly pestering as you walk through, making it impossible to view. They will attempt to overcharge for their products. Dubai Mall was nice with plenty of options for lunch and views of the Burj Khalifa & the indoor aquarium. There is also a couple of lunch time showings of the fountains which are worth catching. Although I’m sure the evening show is much more spectacular, it’s a nice taster.

Dubai Full-Day City Tour from Abu Dhabi Reviewed by

A great way to see the old and new Dubai in one day

This is a good way to see both the old Dubai and the new (modern) Dubai in one day. There are 3 different routes that together cover Dubai. The commentary provides useful information on the history and culture of Dubai and the UAE. Note that together the three routes take about 6 hours to get through without jumping on and off. At unexpected times of the day there can be traffic on some of the routes. There was live English commentary on one of the buses along the red route.

Amazing view however boat said only for 6 but crammed 10 of us on...

Amazing show however could get it slightly cheaper if just show up and book on the spot as not just. They won’t accept any type of app or e-ticket and make you walk all the way round the mall to collect physical copies which meant we missed our show and had to wait for the next. After running around to collect we were all sweaty and exhausted so didn’t feel in the right state of mind to enjoy the experience unfortunately.

Decent activity with somewhat wasted potential

We chose this activity because we wanted to visit Dubai for one day to see its most important landmarks and get to know its history and culture a bit better. While our guide was friendly and tried his best to make the activity more enjoyable, we felt like it could have been organized much better and like there was much wasted potential.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi Reviewed by

Kanhaiya (Driver) made the enjoyable. We had a blast

Had a fabulous time with 2 other ladies in Dubai. Journey was smooth and the attractions great, were even though I would have preferred to have spent more time in Dubai. I highly recommend the company due Kanhaiya as he is polite and a person of high regards. Thank you Kanhaiya for making my day.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi Reviewed by

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