Dubai Mall Overview
The Dubai Mall is the 19th largest shopping mall in the world based on gross leasable area. It has a floor area of 5.9 million square feet, and a total of 3.77 million square feet of gross leasable space. The mall opened in 2008 and now has over 1,200 shops. There are also 120 restaurants within the mall. In 2015 there were over 92 million tourists that visited the Dubai Mall.
The mall is home to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, as well as Kidzania, SEGA Republic, and a 22-screen cinema. The Dubai Mall also features an Olympic-sized ice rink.
Getting to the Dubai Mall
The coordinates for the Dubai Mall are: 25°11.922, 55°16.805. If you are driving to the Dubai Mall from the center of the city, you can take the first interchange and head through Financial Center Road. The entrance to the Dubai Mall will be on the right hand side. If you are driving from Abu Dhabi, you can take the exit to Financial Center Road from the first interchange.
There are over 14,000 parking spaces available free of charge.
The metro conveniently connects many areas of Dubai to the Dubai Mall. The closest station is the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station. From the metro station you can walk to the Dubai Mall via the metro link bridge. This is an 820 meter/2,690 feet elevated bridge that is temperature controlled.
You can take route 27 or route 29 bus to reach the Dubai Mall. Route 27 bus leaves from Deira Gold Souk station and route 29 bus leaves from Ghubaiba bus station. The buses will drop you at the Grand Drive Entrance of the mall, which is on the lower ground floor.
Opening hours at the Dubai Mall
Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Appropriate Attire for the Dubai Mall
Ensure knees and shoulders are covered.
Services at the Dubai Mall
- Free WiFi
- The Dubai Mall mobile app
- Mobile charging stations
- Mobile recharge cards
- Concierge Lounge with porters and lockers
- Print and copy center
- Emirates Post letterbox
- Lost and Found
- ATM machines
- Prayer rooms for men and women
- Kiddie carts
- Baby strollers
- Baby changing rooms
Dubai mall stores
The Dubai Mall is a one stop shopping center featuring everything from fashion to florists, department stores to supermarkets and much more. The following types of stores, shops, salons and services are part of the Dubai Mall:
- Art & Photography
- Beauty & Fragrances
- Books, Cards & Stationery
- Department Stores
- Health & Nutrition
- Home Furnishing
- Music & Movies
- Photo Development
- Travel & Luggage
- Watches & Jewelry
- Chocolate & Confectionery
- Ice Cream
- Specialty Stores
- Play area
- Dry Cleaning
- Banks and Financial Services
Dubai mall restaurants
The Dubai Mall has 120 restaurants, cafes and snack areas within it. Any type of food you can imagine is available in the Dubai Mall. Whether you are looking for a quick Indian curry or an elegant fine dining experience, you are sure to find it here. There are also plenty of cafes where you can enjoy a cup of coffee after a day of shopping.
Reel Cinemas at the Dubai Mall
The Reel Cinema in the Dubai Mall has THX-certified speakers and 22 screens showing a variety of films.
Location: Second Floor
Parking: Cinema Parking (Green) P7
Opening Hours: from 10:00 a.m. until the last movie (usually around 1am)
- The Picturehouse AED 35/ US 9.50
- 2D movies at Standard Cinemas and Dolby Atmos AED 35/ US 9.50
- 3D movies at Standard Cinemas and Dolby Atmos AED 50/ US 13.60
- 2D movies at Premier Cinemas AED 55/ US 14.90
- 3D movies at Premier Cinemas AED 75/ US 20.40
- 2D movies at Platinum Movie Suites AED 130/ US 35.30
- 3D movies at Platinum Movie Suites AED 160/ US 45.50
*prices are subject to change
Platinum Movie Suites
When you buy platinum movie suite tickets you can enjoy many luxuries, including the use of an exclusive lounge before watching your film. Any snacks you order will be brought to you at your seat by a butler. The seats are electronic, leather and reclining and you are also provided with blankets and pillows free of charge.
Dubai Mall Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Location: Located in the Dubai Mall
Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
The Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at the Dubai Mall features a 10 million-liter tank aquarium as well as a glass aquarium tunnel. The Underwater Zoo features several exhibits where visitors can see a variety of species including crocodiles, fish, penguins and more. At the aquarium, visitors can take part in diving experiences and glass bottom boat rides.
For a comprehensive guide on the Dubai Mall Aquarium and Underwater Zoo click here.
Dubai Mall Ice Rink
The Dubai Mall Ice Rink is located on the Ground Floor of the Dubai Mall. The Olympic sized rink is an attraction not to be missed while in Dubai.
Trained coaches are available for a fee at the Dubai Mall Ice Rink. Courses are available for beginners to experts. Fees and duration vary. Check the Dubai Ice Rink website for more information.
Public sessions at the Dubai Ice Rink
Sessions last 1 hour and 45 minutes.
60 AED/16 USD for adults
30 AED/8 USD for children
The above fee also includes a rental pair of Italian imported ice skates.
Disco sessions at the Dubai Ice Rink
Disco sessions at the ice rink feature a resident DJ spinning everything from hip-hop to electronic dance music.
80 AED/22 USD per person
These sessions are for the more advanced skater. During these sessions, skaters can practice their jumps, footwork, spins and other moves. These sessions must be pre-arranged with a Freestyle coach. For more information about these sessions, contact the Dubai Ice Rink reception desk or call +971 4 448 5111.
55 AED/ 15 USD per person
Wednesday: 4pm- 5pm
Friday: 9am- 10am
Saturday: 9am- 10am
Dubai Snowfall sessions
Enjoy a session of skating while snow flurries fall from the sky.
100 AED/27 USD
Dubai Snowfall Schedule
Tuesdays: 6:00 to 8:15pm
Thursdays: 6:00 to 8pm
Fridays: 4:30 to 6:15pm
Saturdays: 4:30 to 6:15pm
Foam Party sessions
Combining a foam party with the experience of skating will make for an unforgettable experience in Dubai. Sessions include a water gun for even more fun.
100 AED/27 USD
Family DJ sessions
Bring your family and friends for family DJ sessions at the Ice Rink. Sessions take place every Friday and Saturday and feature a resident DJ spinning various styles of upbeat music.
80 AED/22 USD for adults
25 AED/7 USD for children
Tickets for the Ice Rink can be purchased online ahead of time by clicking here.
Prepared to be dazzled at the spectacular Dubai Fountain. The Dubai Fountain is one of the major tourist attractions in Dubai, and will be a delight for your eyes and ears. The dancing water fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The water show is accompanied by all styles of music ranging from classical to contemporary and also features a brilliant light display.
Dubai Fountain Schedule
Afternoon shows, daily (except Fridays)
1:00pm and 1:30pm
Afternoon shows (Fridays only)
1:30pm and 2:00pm
Evening shows, daily
6:00pm - 11:00pm, every 30 minutes
The Dubai Dino is located at the Souk dome on the Ground Floor of the mall. You can marvel at this Jurassic period dinosaur fossil any time during mall opening hours. The dinosaur is 24 meters/78 feet long and 7.6 meters/24 feet high and is over 155 million years old.
SEGA Republic is a place for adults and children alike. It has over 170 amusement games and many other attractions that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on weekends
Power Pass 175 AED/47 USD
Platinum Power Pass 300 AED/81 USD
Family Power Pass (4x Power Passes) 600 AED/163 USD
KidZania is an interactive children city that lets children learn through role-play in a realistic and unique environment.
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Evening Session: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Children (4-16 years) 140 AED/38 USD
Adult (17+ years) 95 AED/26 USD
Toddler (2-3 years) 95 AED/26 USD
Infant (2 years and under) Free
Emirates A380 Experience
Experience flying the double decker plane, the A380 in this interactive flight simulator.
Sunday - Wednesday 10:00am-10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:00am-12:00am
Admission for 30-minute session
Sunday to Thursday
10.15am to 3.15pm 250 AED/68 USD
3.45pm to 9.15pm 400 AED/108 USD
At The Top, Burj Khalifa
Enjoy 360 degree breathtaking views from the world’s tallest building. The average time spent at this attraction is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Open 7 days a week, 08:30-22:00.
Ticket price and information can be found here.
Hotels Near Dubai Mall
Enjoy a luxurious stay at the elegant Armani Hotel in Dubai. The hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites and is located within the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai.
The Manzil Dubai hotel has rooms to suit everyone’s needs from Deluxe Rooms to Burj View Suites. The hotel also contains a swimming pool, gym and business center.
The Address Dubai Mall
The Address hotel offers spectacular views to the Burj Khalifa. The 244 room hotel includes several restaurants, lounges and a spa.
The Address Downtown Dubai
The Address Downtown Dubai has several restaurants, lounges and offers many leisure amenities ranging from a fitness center to a relaxing spa.
The Palace Downtown Dubai
The Palace hotel has Middle Eastern themed rooms ranging from deluxe rooms to palace suites. The hotel is located on Old Town Island in downtown Dubai and is just a short walk away from the Dubai Mall.
Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida is an ultramodern and chic hotel just minutes away from the Dubai Mall. It is a boutique hotel with large, contemporary rooms.