Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates


Among the many attractions that Dubai possesses, shopping malls are quite highly rated. Out of the millions that flock to Dubai every year from all corners of the world, a visit to the malls is a must on the itinerary of a large majority of them. While many around the world are aware of Dubai Mall – the world’s largest shopping mall – there are many others in the city that are not as massive as Dubai Mall – but no less attractive. And one of the most important among them is the Mall of the Emirates. Read on to know everything about the Mall of the Emirates.

Counted among the first resort shopping malls of the world, the Mall of the Emirates boasts of over 600 global brands that jostle for space in its breathtaking interiors. An area of 230,000+ square meters is just about enough to accommodate these global brands – each of which could give the others a run for their money.

The Mall of the Emirates isn’t just about departmental stores or global fashion brands. You would get top-end electronics and fitness/sports equipment here. Carrefour – the French multinational retail giant – operates its biggest outlet in Dubai in this mall.

Things to Do at Mall of the Emirates

You might be feeling a tad surprised – what can be possibly the items of interest in a mall, apart from the retail outlets?

Well, a lot – especially when you consider a mind-blowing mall like the Mall of the Emirates. Besides filling up those shopping bags, you could indulge in movie watching, aquarium visits, waterfall experiences, and ice skating in this mall!

Yes, you heard the last one right?

And, after all this activity, you would be spoilt for choice to pamper your taste buds at 100+ restaurants and cafes, providing the best of local & global cuisine.

Want to stay somewhere close to the mall? Well, the luxurious Kempinski Mall of the Emirates & the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates – promising a most lavish stay – are located very close to the mall. But of course, do check into these properties only if you have sufficiently deep pockets!

But even without the stay, a visit to the Mall of the Emirates – in fact, a day trip here – would be extremely fulfilling in more ways than one. Below, we would take you through some of the key attractions in the Mall of the Emirates.

  • Ski Dubai

This is undoubtedly among the most notable attractions of the mall. With an area of more than 22,000 sq ft, this skiing arena maintains a subzero temperature – while it’s burning hot outside! You would be forgiven for mistaking that you are somewhere in the Swiss Alps – yes, that’s how authentic Ski Dubai is! All skiing equipment & winter clothing are available for hire here, so don’t bother about carrying them. And to round off this unbelievable experience, you would also get to meet live penguins here!

  • SensAsia Urban Spa

Feeling tired after all that wandering around? Then the SensAsia Urban Spa is the place for you. Indulge yourself in some excellent massaging that would put both your mind & body at ease. The deeply relaxing therapies here, provided by the most experienced of masseurs, would create a blissful experience for your soul. Be it for a single person or a couple, time spent here would be rewarding, to say the least.

  • VOX Cinemas Mall of the Emirates

The mind-blowing 4D experience at the VOX Cinemas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Chill out here with your partner, friends, or family, and enjoy lip-smacking food as you experience an exceptional movie viewing. You can also book tickets for the lounge where the number of seats are lesser, thus ensuring some privacy & coziness. The seats are among the best in the world, designed to take your movie-viewing experience to newer heights.

  • Magic Planet

Truly a magical place, especially for kids – that’s what Magic Planet is all about. With a large number of indoor games, rides, simulators, and arcade games, the Magic Planet keeps children – and also their parents – hooked for hours on end. Dubai’s largest indoor gaming area also provides thrilling game options like Sky Trail, Climbing Wall, and Gravity Air Park to challenge adrenaline junkies. A visit here is a truly immersive experience.

  • Go to Sports Mega Store

Are you an adventure sports enthusiast? Then head for the Go Sports Mega Store at the Mall of the Emirates. You would be greeted with a rock-climbing experience here in a 12m volcano-shaped climbing wall that is a perfect simulation of its outdoor counterpart. There is also a basketball trial zone here for enthusiasts. Also, the outlet offers the largest collection of sports equipment and sportswear for all ages in the entire Gulf area.

  • Dreamscape

Get whisked into an alternative universe; step into an alien zoo; or find yourself in an ancient temple that is replete with weird symbols. These are just a few of the attractions in the virtual reality zone, Dreamscape. Embark on challenging adventures that make you stretch your imagination levels, and be rewarded with an out-of-this-world thrilling experience.

  • Exploring the Gastronomic Options

Another activity for which you would be spoilt for choices at the mall. The best of cuisine – from snacks to main courses, from starters to desserts, from hot to cold beverages – finds its way in the Mall of the Emirates. Do indulge your taste buds like never before at one or more of the many eateries present here. Rest assured – the food at any of the restaurants/cafes here would satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

How to Reach the Mall of the Emirates?

The mall is located in Al Barsha 1 in Dubai, on Sheikh Zayed Road. The Dubai Metro Red Line has a station named Mall of the Emirates that shares the same premise as the eponymous mall. Alternatively, you could book a cab from anywhere in Dubai and reach the conveniently-located mall in no time.

What is the Entry Fee to the Mall of the Emirates?

There is no fee for entering the mall. However, all the attractions inside the mall are chargeable.

Mall of the Emirates Timings

10:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.