Get lost in Dubai’s shopping centres and malls with POCO

There are hundreds of big and small shopping centers and malls in Dubai and there are always more shopping destinations under construction. This is truly the city where you can shop till you drop as most of them are open all day and all evening until late.

The malls in Dubai are more than just shopping centres – they also have a social function almost like a town square where people meet for entertainment and social events. Because the malls are large, air-conditioned spaces, visitors and residents can gather, socialize, play sports, get entertained and share a meal, especially during the hot summer months.

Honestly, it would be pointless to list all shopping centres and malls in Dubai, so instead we have focused on the outlets which are the most popular with both tourists and locals.

  • Dubai Mall
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Festival City Mall
  • Dubai Marina Mall
  • Mirdiff City Centre
  • Deira City Centre
  • BurJuman
  • Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Lamcy Plaza
  • Mercato Shopping Mall
  • Wafi Mall
  • Al Ghurair Centre
  • Century Mall Dubai
  • Dragon Mart
  • Dubai Outlet Mall

Dubai Mall

This is it – the largest shopping mall in the world. With a total internal floor area of 5.9 million sqft, Dubai Mall features 1,200 retail outlets, Galeries Lafayette, Bloomingdale’s, a shoe district, a fashion avenue with 70 signature high-fashion stores, an Arabic shopping district, Dubai Aquarium, an Olympic-size ice Rink, a cinema and Dubai Dino, a Diplodocus Longus dinosaur skeleton (yes, for real!). If you can think it, you can buy it here.

Dubai Malls

Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates is home to over 630 brands, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores, a Harvey Nichols, a Debenhams, 100 cafes and restaurants, a cinema, gaming arena and indoor ski slope. It offers everything from clothes, bags, shoes and jewelry to furniture, electronics, antiques, sports and souvenirs.

Ibn Battuta Mall

This mall is known for its stunning architecture based on places visited by the great traveler Ibn Battuta. Don’t miss the magnificent hand-painted dome in the Persia Court and the full-sized Chinese ship in the China Court. Everything from convenience goods to clothes, accessories and entertainment options can be found here.

Mercato Shopping Mall

The mall’s interior is designed to look like a Renaissance-era Italian town with confetti-colored merchants’ houses, colonnades, a fountain and bridges flanking two levels of tiled walkways and piazza. Mercato Shopping Mall is famous for its many confectionery shops of handmade chocolates, sweets and goodies.