Malls

Malls are not just places to shop; a huge mall culture exists here, and they are places to meet, eat and mingle. Many malls provide entertainment for people of all ages. With so much choice out there, malls make sure they can offer something unique to shoppers to draw the crowds. From one-of-a-kind attractions such as indoor skiing, and theme parks to unique shops, restaurants and bars, each mall has its own feel and its own pulling power. Most malls will have branches of the major banks, pharmacies and other services such as dry cleaning.
 
Appy Shopper Several of the malls have developed their own apps, with information on which shops are there, useful navigation tools, and even offers and discounts. Visit the mall websites to find out more. 
 

Special events are held during Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Summer Surprises and Ramadan, with entertainment for children, special offers and longer opening hours. These are peak shopping times and an evening in the larger malls at this time is not for the faint-hearted. Most of the malls have plenty of parking – often stretched to the limits at the weekends. Some malls, including Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre, charge for parking, but even at these it’s free on weekends and public holidays, and for the first four hours on weekdays. All malls have taxi ranks (be warned that queues can be very long at chucking-out time on the weekends) and many are handy for bus and metro routes.

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