Dubai provides many opportunities to indulge in a shopping spree particularly when the worldwide known Dubai Shopping Festival DSF kicks off every year from January to February or during Dubai Summer Surprises DSS where there is less of an emphasis on shopping, but many stores still hold huge sales during the summer months where there are plenty of bargains. The fashion capital of the Middle East – Dubai houses numerous lavish malls along with local shopping centers, souks and complexes. Here, spending a day at the mall is just like an outing where you can shop, eat, sight-see, stroll around, catch up with friends or a movie, and more! All in the comfort of a train ride in a single location and in a blissfully air-conditioned environment.
With over seventy malls and boasting the world’s largest mall, you’ll not only be spoilt for choice on what to buy– you may be confused about where to start your amazing shopping trip! It is either a shopaholic’s dream or a nightmare? Depending on who’s paying the bill J So get prepared in advance on what sort of things you may want to buy. We’ve handpicked the shopping malls that tourist and visitors can visit via Dubai Metro train.
First on our list, we’ve chosen The Dubai Mall -an iconic shopping and entertainment destination. This is the largest mall in Dubai based on its total area, with the best selection of shops and designer stores, top notch boutiques, shoes and accessory stores and more. Apart from shopping, it also has countless restaurants and cafés. And for your entertainment needs- an ice rink, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Fountain, a Reel Cinemas, KidZania and more. A day won’t be enough to roam this mall!
How to go: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station
Mall of the Emirates
Before the Dubai Mall was built, the Mall of Emirates was the largest mall in Dubai. Ever heard of an indoor ski resort and snow park? Well, this mall has one! Not only you can dine at one of the hundred restaurants and cafes the mall has but you can also take a break from shopping and ski, snowboard, or just frolic in the machine made snow with your family and friends!
How to go: Mall of the Emirates Metro Station
Burjuman Center is a designer’s merchandise hub which houses most of the world’s popular luxury brands. This mall is one of the top malls to go to for high-end items. Right from Chanel to Louis Vuitton, Versace, Prada to DKNY, and a lot more! You’ll find all possible big brand names here. It also has a play area for your kids where you can leave them for a while and you shop ‘til you drop! Isn’t it ideal? 🙂
How to go: BurJuman Metro Station – connected to Red and Green Dubai Metro lines.
Deira City Centre
Deira City Centre or DCC is one of the oldest malls in Dubai. It’s been one of the favorite shopping destinations for the residents of old Dubai. It has the perfect blend of food, entertainment, and shopping. Some of the key attractions include VOX Cinemas, Magic Planet where video games and theme rides are perfect for children and young adults. You won’t be bored here, we promised!
How to go: Deira City Centre Metro Station
Ibn Battuta Mall
This is a themed mall which has been designed to celebrate the travels of the Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta. Inside, there is one court for each region that Ibn Battuta visited – India, China, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia and Andalusia. They have recreated shops and included several exhibits within the architecture of these countries. So you can imagine the interiors and design this mall has to offer. It is perfect for that Instagram worthy shot!
How to go: Ibn Batuta Metro station