Out of Hours: Shopping

Pick up some souvenirs at one of Dubai's jaw-dropping mega-malls

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Out of Hours: Shopping
By  Vineetha Published  August 20, 2010

Whether you need to pick up a few essentials, find a gift for someone special or check out the bargains on offer from local electronic retailers, it makes sense to head to one of Dubai's many shopping malls.

Even if shopping is not high on your agenda, Dubai’s malls have loads of entertainment options for you to experience - from the latest movies playing at cinemas, to bowling and spas, and even an indoor ski resort and theme park!

Here are listings for shopping malls close to the Dubai World Trade Centre, or just a quick Metro/taxi ride away.

Dubai Mall
Aside from great brands and hundreds of stores, this mall is packed with some of the best attractions in town – At The Top Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and Dubai Ice Rink as well as the Sega Republic indoor theme park.
Telephone 800-DUBAI-MALL (800-382 246 255)
Taxi Sheikh Zayed Road, near the 1st interchange
Opening hours Sunday – Saturday 10am-1am

Mall of the Emirates
It features 476 international brands, including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores. Other unique offerings include the indoor ski resort Ski Dubai, the five-star Kempinski Hotel, and the DUCTAC community theatre and accompanying arts centre.
Telephone 04 409 9000
Taxi Exit 39, Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road
Opening hours Sunday to Wednesday 10am-10pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am-12am

BurJuman Centre
It's packed with 300 leading stores including designer brands Donna Karan, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Christian Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Aigner, MaxMara, as well as popular ready-to-wear apparel at NEXT and Guess. There’s also a wide selection of restaurants and cafes.
Telephone 04 352 0222
Taxi Trade Centre Road, Bur Dubai
Opening Hours Saturday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Fridays 2pm-10pm

City Centre
Deira City Centre features over 370 retail stores and services. Its entertainment facilities include the Magic Planet indoor family entertainment centres, Bowling City and CineStar Cinemas - a 11-screen cinema multiplex with 3,000 seats.
Telephone 04 295 4486
Taxi Near Garhoud Bridge, towards Deira.
Opening Hours Sunday to Wednesday 10am-10pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am-12am

Mercato
Mercato is the first themed shopping mall in the Middle East and UAE, which brings together the choicest lifestyle offerings from the Mediterranean, in addition to many exclusive international brands. It also features a cinema and children’s play area, as well as several cafes and restaurants.
Telephone 04 3444161
Taxi Jumeirah Beach Road
Opening Hours Daily 10am–10pm. Certain stores open only after 1:30pm on Fridays.

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