Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, one of the world's largest indoor aquariums. Get a behind-the-scenes tour and marvel at the incredible…
See the lights of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by traditional "abra" water taxi. Climb aboard the wooden boat on Burj Lake. Admire…
Observe undersea life through the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel. Walk along the Aquarium Tunnel, take a glass-bottom boat ride and dive into…
A hop-on hop-off bus tour is the best way to see the top sights of Dubai. With 41 stops around the city, you’ll be connected to every major…
Climb aboard a glass-encased dhow boat and get stunning views of Dubai on a cruise along the artificial Dubai Water Canal. Glide gently under the new…
Discover Dubai at your own pace with a flexible hop-on, hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from free walking tours and entrance to museums, and save money…
See the sights of Dubai illuminated for the night on a 4-hour tour. Get a different perspective of the forward-looking city as you stroll the Marina…
Explore Dubai at your own pace with a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket for 3 routes on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy live commentary on…
Spend an evening under the moonlight on a dhow cruise of Dubai Marina. Sit back and relax to the live entertainment while dining from a buffet…
Top sights in Dubai
As the world's largest shopping mall and entertainment store, there are more than a few opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy at the Dubai Mall. But if shopping is not your bag, there are a whole host of other activities on offer there.
Standing at 830 meters, Burj Khalifa is the planet's tallest skyscraper. Visitors are able to ascend the tower and get an unbeatable view.
It's a theme park inside the mall!
Originally designed to help people conquer their fear of flying, this flight simulator can also be great fun for pretending to fly the high skies.
With water shooting 150 meters into the air, these fountains - located just outside Dubai Mall - are a true sight to behold.
If you crave a break from a full day of shopping, there's an ice rink there to provide a cool escape!
If you're a bargain hunter, the best time for deals at Dubai Mall is right after the holiday season. If you prefer less crowds and want to take your time window shopping then plan your visit for another time of year!
There are more than 1,200 different stores - some unique to Dubai, some from other parts of the world, such as London's Harrods. Enjoy and go wild!
There are some food courts in the Dubai Mall, but no restaurants - if you fancy a sit-down meal then head over to its' sister mall, Souk Al Bahar, to grab a bite.
The best view over the city is indisputably from the Burj Khalifa tour, easily accessible from the Dubai Mall.
- When should I visit?
- Open Sunday - Wednesday, 10:00AM to 11:00PM. Thursday - Saturday, 10:00AM to 12:00AM.
- Is it expensive?
- Enter the Dubai Mall free of charge. Pricing varies for activities within the mall.
- Will I need a guide?
- Not compulsory, but helpful in exploring the world's largest mall!
- How to get there
- Take the Dubai Metro to the Burj Khalifa station and a bus will take you directly to the mall.
- Additional information
- Best times to visit are in the morning and evening. Hit the stores early to beat the crowds or at night to miss the peak heat of the day.
- With over 1,200 retail stores, be sure to wear your comfy shoes and take advantage of the many information booths!
What people are saying about Dubai Mall
I was picked up from my hotel at the time stated without problem. I was on the tour alone with two other couples, but made to feel very welcome. On the way to Dubai from Abu Dhabi the guide points of things of interest. Unfortunately on the day there was a sandstorm in the area which made everything appear overcast. I cannot fault the tour, the guide or the driver. I would be tempted to visit different places in Dubai with the same tour company, as I wasn’t overstruck with the mosque photo stop or the Dubai Museum visit. I also didn’t like the Souq Markets as the shop owners are constantly pestering as you walk through, making it impossible to view. They will attempt to overcharge for their products. Dubai Mall was nice with plenty of options for lunch and views of the Burj Khalifa & the indoor aquarium. There is also a couple of lunch time showings of the fountains which are worth catching. Although I’m sure the evening show is much more spectacular, it’s a nice taster.
Overall it was amazing experience - we went on a ride around the lake about 10mph (16km/h), because we went at night time the lights and scene looked amazing plus it wasn’t too hot. Once the ride around was over the driver paused at a good location to watched the fountain display. That was stunning !!! The water and music were so in sync. I would definitely recommed it - they take your photos before you get on and once when your settled in the boat - with the option to purchase later (my sister loved the one on the boat so she purchased it for 75aed). I felt for 1 photo 75aed was expensive but thats your choice. The ride only lasted just over 15mins - i felt that was really short. But it was worth it. If price is your main area of hesistation you can watch the water display from the sides which is just as memorising.
I had booked this trip from England, for my family and I. Amira our travel guide was fantastic speaking English and German, very impressive! We had a small tour of only 7 people so we felt very special. The shuttle picks you up from your hotel and drops you back there, which is perfect and so convenient. You see SO much, more or less of everything in Dubai, in such a short space of time. If you are in Dubai for a few days, it is great. Everything is explained in so much detail and you learn so much about how fantastic Dubai really is. Fantastic service and a fantastic activity. Thank you so much!
This is a good way to see both the old Dubai and the new (modern) Dubai in one day. There are 3 different routes that together cover Dubai. The commentary provides useful information on the history and culture of Dubai and the UAE. Note that together the three routes take about 6 hours to get through without jumping on and off. At unexpected times of the day there can be traffic on some of the routes. There was live English commentary on one of the buses along the red route.
We chose this activity because we wanted to visit Dubai for one day to see its most important landmarks and get to know its history and culture a bit better. While our guide was friendly and tried his best to make the activity more enjoyable, we felt like it could have been organized much better and like there was much wasted potential.