Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: December is upon us and that means winter-break, gift-hunting and family-time are here! The best place to find everything you need is The Dubai Mall! Here’s some of the best bits, to keep families, relatives, out-of-town guests entertained this festive season, with doors open until 1am Thursday-Sunday.
As the world’s largest shopping mall boasts more than 1,200 retail outlets including two anchor department stores – Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdale’s – Fashion Avenue and The Souk, The Dubai Mall has something for everyone; whether you’re having a browse or hunting for gifts.
Refuel at over 200 food and beverage outlets, from drop-in coffee outlets, to restaurants offering cuisines from across the globe, including those along the mall’s promenade, each offering an al-fresco dining experience. Discover even more dining options when you pop across the bridge to Souk Al Bahar for a meal at one of Dubai’s most stunning waterfront venues.
Not just for shopping, The Dubai Mall has entertainment options for all ages. Reel Cinemas has movies for everyone, with the Platinum option for those who want to treat themselves of their loved ones. Dubai Ice Rink has skating for all ages, with Penguin Pals available to help little ones find their feet, as well as Family Disco sessions, Foam Parties and more! SEGA Republic indoor theme park will thrill and delight, with VR, arcade games, Jumpoline and a whole heap of adrenaline-filled fun.
Learn and explore at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, or try out the new underwater Discovery Shark Scooter! The Discovery Channel Retail Store also has socially conscious and educational items on offer, another great place to find gifts! KidZania® offers education experiences for children, with a range of role-play professions, scaled-down to the perfect size for little people to play. Dinosaur fans can get an up-close look at Dubai Dino, the 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton which is 24.4 metres long and 7.6 metres high.
More than just a shopping destination, there’s so much to explore. Watch the majestic dancing of The Dubai Fountain performances, enjoy the serenity of The Waterfall – a beautiful indoor waterfall that cascades over the four levels of the mall; or marvel at the iconic Burj Khalifa from the promenade.
What: The Dubai Mall festive opening hours
Time: Monday-Wednesday 10am-12noon; Thursday-Sunday 10am-1am
Where: The Dubai Mall, Downtown Duba