Fun Destinations: The Great Dubai Mall, Dubai

Dubai the city known for many great structures and buildings, amongst these mega structures is the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the  middle east  with around 1,200 shops. It was opened formally only last year on the 9th of November 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at a grand ceremony. One of the main attractions in mall is the Dubai fountain, the tallest fountain in the world and shoots water up to 50 meters high. The Dubai Mall has also officially made it to the Guinness Book of World records with  Dubai.

You can also read about  the world famous Dubai Shopping Festival, yet another reason to visit Dubai.

Global City of Dubai- An aerial view

The Dubai mall humming with poeple

The aerial view of Dubai mall

The aquarium- The shark show is a major attraction

The royal int:eriors: gold souk

The Dubai Mall - Dubai Ice Rink

The spectacular waterfall at the Dubai mall

The Mall also appeals to those who may be interested in ice skating with its Olympic sized Ice Rink, providing an environment of family fun and enjoyment. Another area that kids are sure to enjoy is the Kidzania, which is ideal for kids from the age of 4 to 15, with several different activities to choose from. In addition, soon to open are the Reel Cinemas, which provide movie goers with an amazing and entertaining experience. This will be the largest movie multiplex in Dubai with 22 screens.

The mall is a fashion paradise with all the  world renowned fashion brands has opened their outlet to cater to the millions of global tourists visiting the Dubai mall every year. There is an artificial waterfall, ice-skating arena, an aquarium and much more…

Facilities

  • Aquarium and underground zoo
  • Ice- Skating arena
  • Shopping arena
  • The promenade
  • Caffeine
  • Spas & Saloons
  • Multiplexes
  • The Waterfall
  • Fashion Avenue

Activities this year

  • Presentations at the underwater zoo
  • Fashion avenue entertainment-qanoon, oudh and piano players
  • The state of art electronics expo
  • The Dubai mall musicals-Brooklyn melodies
  • The saga republic event-the sports and skills challenge,2011

How to Reach

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the busiest airport in the Middle East. The national carrier is Emirates, which flies to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Buses run from Dubai to other parts of the UAE and surrounding countries. One useful bus route runs to Hatta from the Deira bus station. To get to most other cities in the Emirates, take a Dubai Transport bus or minibus. There are two buses a day to Muscat, Oman.

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Co-founder of 1000lonelyplaces.com, a travel enthusiast, amateur photographer, circuit designer by profession. Currently living in singapore. Love travelling, meeting new people, nature photography.

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8 Comments

  1. Accommodation in Durban says:

    Wow, great photos… Looks like a awesome place, wouldnt mind to go there myself

  2. Any dream can come true in Dubai. You just have to imagine! The mall is an owesome piece of art!

  3. etyang tyra says:

    a must go place 4 everyone

  4. Saleh says:

    Dubia a most visit for all

  5. R.Ramani says:

    Extremely super good and well maintained. One should visit atleast once in his/her life. But, one day is not enough for mall visit to cover all. Hats off to the owner for his excellent thought.

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