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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
4.3 / 5
based on 13,179 reviews

We were picked up on time from our hotel in downtown Dubai. Note that the boat departs from the Dubai Festival City area and you must walk a short distance through the Dubai Festival Mall to reach the dock. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome tea and dates. The boat ride through Dubai creek and downtown Dubai was extraordinary and definitely the highlight of the excursion. The food, which consisted of Indian and local dishes, a live pasta station, and salad bar, was average and would not be considered “luxury” by any standards. Overall, the service by the ship’s crew was superb and the waiters were very attentive. Non-alcoholic beverages were complimentary. Because of COVID there were only three other couples onboard, so in a way the excursion felt somewhat VIP and exclusive. Regrettably, the whirling dancer advertised in the trip brochure never appeared and there was no explanation provided by the event manager as to the absence of this anticipated entertainment piece.

Very well laid out. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Social distancing in place. Very enjoyable ride along the river with views of the fountains and buildings. Food was very nice and staff were very attentive.

This is once in a lifetime experience. You will have so much fun and will even cry on how beautiful this all is. Make sure you take your little ones, they will love the show too.

it was a good experience but I was the random currencies shown on this app made me pay more here than I could have elsewhere

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Day Ticket Reviewed by

Enjoyed our small boat ride. Fountains were excellent, but only lasted 5 minutes. But saw the next show after 25 mins.

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat Reviewed by