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The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

Free admission
Dubai Mall, Doha St, Dubai

The Basics

The Dubai Mall’s outlets and family entertainments draw all types of visitor. The array of fashion houses, sportswear, children’s shops, and more make it an exciting shopping experience, while entertainment-seekers will love Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium, and the Burj Khalifa ‘At The Top’ observatories. Other musts include Dubai Dino, the Jurassic-era dinosaur skeleton displayed at the Souk Dome. It's no surprise that the mall features on many Dubai tours—usually as an exterior photo op. Some tours include a guided walk and free time to shop, while others add on entry to the Burj Khalifa, Ski Dubai, or Dubai Aquarium.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Dubai

star-5
Good experience
Laszlo_V, Sep 2021
Full Day Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket 'At the Top'
Tour guide was very friendly, explained a lot on the way and was knowledgeable. Car was clean, tour lasted over the time it is advertised. No pressure, no extra sales. We had a good time.
star-5
An amazing trip
Anneli_B, Jan 2022
Private Dubai Night City Tour with Guide
We got the best guide who helped us do our trip memorable! Very accommodating for our wishes and a very good guide.
star-5
Very Nice Dubai Tour- Burj beware
Cody_R, Jan 2022
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
The tour and the tour company are great. We had a wonderful time with the group and seeing the sites, but be aware that the Burj is a process (or at least it was for us). There is a standard ticket (part of this package) and a $125 VIP pass. The difference is that it took us over 1 hour in line to leave by their elevator. The VIP took minutes. If seeing a view from a tall building is your thing, consider the difference.
star-5
Great Guide/ took us to all the things to see in Dubai and learned of UAE history and culture
Cathy_S, Dec 2021
Full Day Dubai City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket 'At the Top'
River boat to old market was fun like going back in time. Market was like in a movie. Going to Palms to see skylines fun too
star-5
Get the most out of Dubai in one day
Rory_O, Dec 2021
Dubai Sightseeing Day Trip from Abu Dhabi
Excellent tour. Not just of Dubai but the history of the Emirates during the 90 min drive to get there. We definitely saw parts we would not have seen had we done this alone. The Marina and Old Dubai as examples. Our guide (Sabu??) was fantastic. A fountain of knowledge and looked after us from start to finish. Highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Overall a good tour.
Amit_S, Dec 2021
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
My wife and I were very happy with the guide and service. Burj Khalifa was not what we expected. Too long lines and not worth a 10-15 minute experience at the top.
star-5
Overall, good guide tour
John_D, Dec 2021
Dubai City 4-Hour Guided Tour
In general, it was a great guide tour of Dubai. Mostly the sea side with Jumeirah, The Palm,... You won't see the downtown with buildings. The guide was fine, good explications. Friday not a good day, most of the things are close. That you need to know : the first 30 min, you will waste your time : touristic shops of spices and Arabic carpet shop (wast of time!!!)
star-5
It has been a very good...
Aliaksandr_B, Dec 2021
Dubai Sightseeing Day Trip from Abu Dhabi
It has been a very good one-day trip to Dubai. No regrets taking it. If you want to go to the Burj Khalifa top, plan at least one hour when you are at the Burj Khalifa Mall.
star-4
Dubai at Night
MarieAnge_T, Nov 2021
Dubai Top Five Attractions Tour with Admission Ticket and Optional Buffet Dinner
Best parts of this tour was the access to Burj Khalifa viewing deck on floor 125 & 124. The view was simply spectacular, especially the Birdseye view of the Dubai Fountain light show. Dinner @ Armani hotel was great with a good selection of fancy food and dessert to choose from. The Dubai canal cruise was good and offered some great picture taken points of some of Dubai”s eclectic architectural building design.
star-4
Great
Lorraine_S, Nov 2021
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Great bus tour - very informative . Good tour of the city . Commentary very good. Didn’t know about the hour stop at the mall. When got back to bus too deck nearly full
star-5
The thing to do!!! Do not miss it!!
Conrad_H, Nov 2021
Private Ultimate Layover Tour of Dubai
Uncredible guide. A phenomebe. 5 hiurs went to 7 hiurs rhe vusits en explabation were wonderfull. Free icecream and snacks posibilities to by interesting things in the soucks. Wonderfull experience
star-4
A little overpriced
Olivier_D, Nov 2021
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Nice narrated tour with many available languages. However only 1 bus per hour, therefore if you miss the bus at a stop, you will have to wait another hour. The problem is that you don't really know when the bus is coming as it doesn't follow the schedule. We had to wait for 30 minutes passed the scheduled pick up time at stop 6 (Gold Souq). The actual schedule did not strictly follow the map as stops 8 and 9 were swapped. I found it a little too expensive compared to other Viator offerings...

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Dubai Mall is a must-visit for shopaholics and fun-loving families with kids.

  • Expect to spend half a day or more here, perhaps on top of a visit to the Burj Khalifa or Dubai Aquarium.

  • Wear comfy shoes: the mall is the size of 200 football pitches, so there’s lots of walking.

  • Some shops are grouped into themed areas, such as boutiques at Fashion Avenue, footwear at Level Shoes, and jewelers at the Gold Souk.

  • Free WiFi, mobile charging stations, and ATMs are available in the mall.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to reach The Dubai Mall is by cab or metro. If the latter, take the Red Line to the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa stop, and catch a shuttle or ride the travelators on the Metro Link glass bridge—it’s a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) trip. Frequent buses to the mall also run from Deira Gold Souk and Al Ghubaiba bus station.

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When to Get There

The Dubai Mall is great any time, but perhaps best in summer, when it offers cool respite from Dubai’s heat. The quietest times to explore are early after the 10am opening, and Sundays-Wednesdays before the weekends hit. Perhaps synchronize your visit with the Dubai Fountain shows outside: at 1pm and 1:30pm (1.30pm and 2pm Fridays) and half-hourly between 6pm and 11pm.

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Other Attractions at Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is ringed by the attractions of Downtown Dubai, so it’s easy to combine a visit with other activities. Perhaps catch The Dubai Fountain show at the adjoining Burj Lake or relax at a waterfront restaurant outside the mall with Burj Khalifa views.

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