Shopping, ice skating or a visit to the gold souk?
The Dubai Mall – located next to the camel racetrack which lies in the shadow of the world’s tallest building in the world, the 162-storey and 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa – takes up ground space the size of approximately 50 football fields. Calling it a shopping centre is kind of an understatement: it is more like a 4-storey city with 95 lifts and 150 escalators. The mall features a multiplex cinema with 22 screens and 2800 seats, including super luxurious suites with butler service. The SEGA game hall offers more than 150 computer games. The skating rink accommodates 2,000 spectators. There are also plenty of opportunities to shop: visit the gold souk with its 220 jewellers, browse the large department stores of both Marks & Spencer and Galeries Lafayette, or pick up the latest fashion at the Chanel, Dior, Gucci or Louis Vuitton flagship stores. And apparently there is still room to expand the biggest shopping mall in the world: the Dubai Mall is adding another 100,000 square metres of retail space so that in future it can accommodate 100 million visitors a year.
Spend a stylish night after shopping
You can easily spend a whole day in this shopping paradise. Department stores, shops, cafés, restaurants and attractions are open until 10:00 pm and until midnight on weekends. You may even spend the night here. The built-in 5-star design hotel The Address offers an Arab restaurant, a cocktail bar with DJs by an infinity pool, and an ultra-luxurious spa where you can enjoy an Atlantic seaweed body wrap or a massage with hot lava stones. You will be relaxed and well rested for another day of shopping.