The United Arab Emirates is increasingly becoming one of the hottest shopping destinations in the entire world! With events like Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises, travelers and residents of the UAE find an endless amount of promotions, sales, and offers to shop from. As the Gulf destination has an abundance of malls, here’s your 101 guide for malls in the UAE.
The Dubai Mall is one of the largest malls in the world with 502,000 square meters and it includes over 1200 shops. In 2011, it was the most visited building on the planet with 54 million visitors, and the number reached 92 million in 2015. It is home to the famous Dubai Aquarium, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Fountain.
Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates is one of the largest indoor family entertainment centers in Dubai. It is home to Ski Dubai, the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre and Magic planet. Moreover, it has more than 600 retail outlets, including 80 luxury brands.
Abu Dhabi Mall
Abu Dhabi mall is one of the biggest malls in Abu Dhabi as well as one of the oldest. It opened back in 2001, and it now houses over 200 stores, a food court, and a cinema.
Dubai Outlet Mall
Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) is one of ‘The Five Best Shopping Malls in Dubai’ as recognized by Forbes in 2017. It features more than 240 retail outlets with over 1,200 brands.
Yas Mall is the largest mall on Yas Island Abu Dhabi! It is home to over 370 international brands, 68 F&B outlets, and a range of entertainment destinations direct connection to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Al Wahda Mall
The Award-winning Al Wahda Mall is considered one of the best shopping destinations in the UAE. It sis home to over 350 brands and it attracts around 30 million visitors annually.