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Dragon Mall, Dubai Overview

The Dragon Mall in Dubai, better known as the Dragon Mart, is the largest trading hub for Chinese products outside mainland China since 2004. The 1.2 kilometer-long, 150,000 square meter dragon-shaped mall offers a stock of Chinese products at wholesale prices, housing about 4,000 distinctive stores in its arena. Comprising of Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2, the extensive mall is one of the best places for shopping and dining in Dubai.

The Dragon Mall is divided into seven zones offering everything from home essentials and furnishings to officeware, electronic equipment to novelty items, food to medicines, machinery to gadgets and even fashion accessories to clothing. One needs to pursue their skills of bargaining and haggling to buy almost anything at more affordable prices at this trading hub. Subsequent to the enormous accomplishment of Dragon Mart, an expansion was constructed and made functional in February 2016, featuring a hypermarket, restaurants, cineplex, a hotel and a plethora of retail outlets over a 1,75,000 square-meter area. Together with this extension, the Dragon Mart Mall is now titled as the Dragon City of Dubai.

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Shopping at Dragon Mart

Dragon Mall is considered as the retail wonderland for an exuberant shopping experience amongst the other malls of luxury store with high price tags in Dubai. Not only can one find extraordinary deals on anything, but also haggle and bargain for sizing ones purchase to fit your budget. There is an endless array of goods to be purchased from home appliances, leisure equipments, officeware, gadgets, electronics, furnitures, textiles, carpets, building materials, household goods, machinery, clothes, accessories, shoes and more. The bulkier the purchase, the bigger the bargains one gets.

Inside Dragon Mart Dubai
Inside Dragon Mart Dubai (Source)

Entertainment

The extension Dragon Mart 2 houses a 9 screen grand cinema complex (cineplex) along with a vast food court and numerous individual restaurants. It also harbors an entertainment zone for kids and adults, featuring a state of art gaming zone with various video games, virtual reality games, redemption game, and novelty machines. The mall also hosts a variety of live shows and concerts where renowned artists perform during weekends and holidays.

The dragon statue outside Dragon Mall Dubai
Dragon statue outside Dragon Mall Dubai (Source)

Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to brace yourself for walking into the mall with 4000 stores.
  • Avoid visiting the mall during peak hours after 3:00 PM. Rather arrive early to stroll comfortably across the mall.
  • Don’t slay back from bargaining or haggling. Just try to be friendly with the shop owners.
  • Always ask for trial runs when buying any electrical equipment or gadgets to test the quality of the product.

How To Reach Dragon Mart Dubai

Dragon Mall is located on the Al Awir road near Hatta, about 16 kilometers from the Dubai  Airport. One can travel from the Dubai Airport by booking a local cab or uber, boarding a bus or metro, or hiring a private car. The fare rates are mentioned below:

Bus Fare: 16 AED (UAE Dirham)
Metro Fare: 8 AED – 10 AED
Local Cab or Uber Fare: 50 AED – 60 AED
Private Car Fare: 180 AED – 260 AED

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