The most impressive and incredible of any shopping mall in the UAE is The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. It’s one of the largest attractions in the country and also one of the most exciting places for the ultimate in shopping trips. The multiple record-breaking Dubai shopping mall is the biggest in the world, excluding North America, incorporating the largest skiing dome on the planet and also the biggest indoor entertainment center in the UAE. There are dual Dubai hotels inside, more than seventy restaurants, two beautiful mosques and the Dubai Community Arts and Theater comprising an art gallery and a 500-seat theater.
Though all of the extras have taken the mall’s status from ordinary to extraordinary, the shops are still the main attraction for many visitors. More than 400 retail stores represent every household brand you can imagine and include a massive Virgin Megastore, Harvey Nichols and Debenhams. Other notables include Guess, Lacoste, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger and Pepe. The exclusive “Rodeo Drive” area represents some of the more upper crust boutiques and shops like Burberry, DKNY and Dolce and Gabbana.
Another of the many things to do inside the Mall of Emirates Dubai is to visit Ski Dubai and ride the snow-covered hills, featuring real snow and numerous chair lifts to the 85-meter high summit. The ski dome also features a Snow Park, a Freestyle Zone, kids’ party rooms, five runs and much more. All snow gear, including skis, snowboards and winter clothes, are all provided onsite. After a morning or afternoon of cool fun, Mall of the Emirates Dubai visitors can check out the latest blockbusters at the 14-screen movie theater or Magic Planet a massive indoor arcade featuring games, rides, pool tables and a bowling alley.
The Mall of the Emirates Dubai is easily reached from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with transportation by car, bus or taxi. The Mall of the Emirates in Dubai is a modern landmark on Sheikh Zayed Road and very hard to miss! The mall is best spotted by looking for the unmistakable ski dome seen from afar. Convenient Dubai shopping mall hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 10am to 10pm and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to midnight. There are more than seven thousand parking spots in a covered, four-level parkade. There is a bus line running from the Deira Shopping Center, alongside lovely Dubai beaches, with the last stop at the Mall of Emirates in Dubai. The bus operates from 10am to 5pm.
Myriad licensed bars and restaurants provide a great place to kick back, enjoy a meal and catch up between shopping. At the West End of the Dubai shopping mall there are numerous fine dining establishments close to the major entertainment attractions. Modern and stylish, these restaurants are far ahead of regular mall food courts. Culinary classics from around the world can be savored in this area of the mall which also features live entertainment.
Away from the West End there are many other choices for eating out. Two large food courts offer local options as well as fast-food favorites. There are also multiple cafes and restaurants near the cinema to choose from. With excellent choices in dining, shopping and entertainment, the Mall of the Emirates Dubai is one of the most exciting all-in-one facilities in the UAE. With complimentary shuttle transportation from the major Dubai resorts and hotels visitors have no excuse not to visit one of the most impressive ventures in Dubai.