First of all, those who love the exploration of a city by walking on foot they will be disappointed in Dubai since the city’s climate surpass 110 °F and consistently sunny. Also, the city has no design with pedestrians. Only places you’ll feel comfortable for walking are shopping malls which provide of space to stretch the legs. Stepping into a Dubai shopping mall is an experience in itself.
In the World, if there is any city that is very seriously in shopping malls, it’s Dubai. Talking about Malls in Dubai, the city is a heaven along with Singapore or Hong Kong for those who love shopping or pleasing with purchasing goods from a tourist place.
You can buy whatever you want, from fashionable clothes to jewellery, top-quality foodstuff, souvenirs, spices, etc.
The Five Best Shopping Malls In Dubai, according to the Forbes:
#1. Dubai Mall
World’s most-visited shopping mall attracted more than 80 million visitors. The number of visitors to the Dubai mall is more than the entire population of the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Mall is also a most-visited leisure destination as the mall not limited to only shopping. The Dubai Mall has huge shopping and recreation centre, with department stores, plus an ice rink, aquarium, kidzania, sega republic, haunted house, superb food courts, dining restaurants, and cinema. Flagship brands at the Dubai Mall include Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel and Ralph Lauren.
Dubai Mall is also home to one of the world’s largest aquariums and aquatic zoos, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, complete with a 270-degree walk-through tunnel for a truly immersive experience of the deep sea, according to the Forbes. At Dubai Mall, there’s even a “Gold to Go” ATM, at which you can withdraw one-ounce bars of solid gold.
#2. Mall of the Emirates
The Mall of the Emirates has 2.4 million square feet of retail floor area. It’s popular as the first shopping resort in the world. It’s at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed road.
If you’re tired of purchasing goods, there are many things to do in this Mall, such as family theme park, indoor ski resort, Ski Dubai, snowboarding, playing with the penguins, tobogganing, etc.
The mall has two international food courts, over 100 Restaurants & cafes including 8 restaurants in the Fashion Dome. It has over 630 retail outlets, 80 luxury stores, and 250 flagship stores. The mall also has plenty of family leisure options.
This mall has a mix of expensive high-end brands at the Center of Bur Dubai, the old city and heritage district. It also has lifestyle and entertainment options as per in other Malls. Retail outlets in BurJaman include Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, Charles & Keith, H&M, and Burberry.
The mall is in the residential area of Bur Dubai, the old suburban area of Dubai metropolis. It has over 300 stores, and 40 restaurants and cafés. The mall has direct access to Metro station “The BurJuman Metro Station” (formally known as “Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station”), its entrance is near the North wing which is a close and convenient link for the entry of the Mall.
#4 Dubai Outlet Mall
Ten years ago, the mall was open in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Outlet Mall is the part of Dubai Outlet City, it has 240 stores they offer 30-40% off on the regular prices.
#5 Ibn Battuta Mall
The architecture of Ibn Battuta Mall has inspiration by the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta; it is world’s largest themed shopping mall.
The Ibn Battuta Mall is on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai; It consists of six courts, all designs of the mall have inspirations by the great Moroccan explorer, Ibn Battuta’s exploration.
Shopping is the adventure here, with six courts waiting to be discovered and explored: (1). Egypt Court, (2). India Court, (3). China Court, (4). Andalusia Court, (5). Persia Court, (6). Tunisia Court