Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Overview

The Mall of the Emirates, located in the Al Barsha area of West Dubai, is he "World’s first shopping resort." It has also been named the “World's Leading New Shopping Mall”. The Mall of the Emirates is home to a magnificent family leisure centre housing Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort and Snow Park, the first of its kind in the Middle East.

The 500-seating capacity, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre is one of the primary attractions within the mall along with Magic Planet, the popular entertainment center for people of all ages. Founded and owned by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Mall of the Emirates boasts of 100 odd food shops including top restaurants and cafes. Visitors hoping to find a respite from shopping are free to catch a film at VOX Cinemas or be entertained in different ways. The visitors can also put up at the adjoining 5 star hotels in order to maximize their experience at the mall.

Mall of the Emirates Highlights

1. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located inside the Mall of the Emirates. With 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area, it is the largest indoor ski park in the world. The park has a Snow Park, ski s (Read More)lopes, an ice museum, and a skiing academy for those who wish to learn skiing. Apart from the regular facilities, Ski Dubai also hosts various events and concerts and a very cozy eatery called the Avalance Cafe, which has a balcony that faces the ski slopes.

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Mall of the Emirates Shops

Be it business or pleasure, visiting the Mall of the Emirates cab definitely be worth the time. Jewelry and the latest watches from Bvlgari and Cartier are available at the mall while the children are enthralled to find a huge collection of toys and games within the shops as well. Careful shoppers can definitely choose the best articles without burning a hole in their pocket thanks to the numerous discounts and promotional products on offer almost every day.

Designer Brands:
  • Fashion Dome
  • Via Rodeo
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Prada
  • Five Green
The branded stores give a whole new meaning to the term, shop until you drop, thanks to the magnificent facilities offered within an enormous area covering 230,000 square meters. Visitors are amazed to find more than 630 top international brands on display at the store and are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting fashion wear, designer apparel and lifestyle articles. The Mall of the Emirates also houses the largest Carrefour, a renowned hypermart outlet across Dubai.

Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai

This is an enormous snow park, located at the ground floor of the Mall of the Emirates. It offers a variety of winter sports and entertainment to the people of Dubai where snowfall is nonexistent. It is a novelty for both children and adults alike with international visitors finding it enjoyable to experience the winter in the thick of the sultry summer.

Skiing down the snow covered slopes and using a toboggan are highly popular activities here. Individuals who are not inclined to try their hand at sports have fun by taking a mountain thriller ride in the Snow Park or zorbing in it after checking out the ice cave. The children are fascinated by encountering a colony of waddling penguins that have been brought to the park all the way from Antarctica. Riding the snow bullet and getting to soar as high as 16 meters above the snow filled terrain is an adventure that the young adults seldom miss. Ski Dubai also includes a Ski School that has international skiing instructors provide coaching lessons to kids of all ages.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Sunday to Wednesday)
10:00 AM – 12:00 AM on Thursday
9:00 AM – 12:00 AM on Friday  
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Saturday

Ski Dubai

Mall of the Emirates Cinema

VOX Cinema at Level 2 of the mall offers a fascinating cine going experience to the film buff. The latest blockbusters from across the world are shown on 14 screens that include VOX Standard, VOX Gold, VOX 4DX and VOX Theater options with VOX Kids being confined to kids’ special films. The seating is luxurious with the most advanced audio and video features being incorporated to make the cinema viewing experience totally enjoyable.

Showtimes at the VOX Cinema is from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM (daily).

Restaurants and Food Courts

There are two huge International standard food courts within the mall offering a number of items ranging from fast food, snacks, entrees, beverages, and traditional dining options. There is an eatery at every step literally with cafes, shake bars and fine dining restaurants. Some of the top restaurants are:

1. Après
It is a bar and pub that is highly popular due to its laid back style and tasty eats. Many visitors pass their time with a pizza in hand while watching football or simply gazing into Ski Dubai. Another reason to visit this pub visit Après on the first Thursday of a month is to get 50% discount on their bill.

Timings: 9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Cost for 2: AED 350

2. Dean & Deluca
This is a breakfast place that the frequent visitors to the mall swear by. Friends use it as a rendezvous to chat over cups of coffee and snacks with the menu including shawarmas as well.

Timings: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Cost for 2: AED 200

3. Texas de Brazil
Well, this one, located next door to the VOX cinema is a churrascaria that is fun with the attentive staff hurrying to serve the guests with the choicest meat and salads plus excellent sides.

Timings: 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Cost for 2: AED 500

4. Eat Greek
A generous helping of superb Mediterranean food is served by the trained chefs at this restaurant. Looking inside the open kitchen to find the dishes being prepared provides an additional thrill as well.

Timings: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Cost for 2: AED 350

Mall of the Emirates


Magic Planet
This is an arena totally dedicated to entertainment that draws huge crowds. Conveniently located at Level 2, this arena is ideal for family outings and is often the venue for birthday parties and school visits. The visitors can enjoy a variety of exciting games and thrilling rides as well as more laid back activities that include but is not limited to the most interesting arcade games and Astro Blasters, considered to one of the best interstellar adventure game for adolescents. Both kids and adults have a time of their life testing out their jumping skills on the gravity-defying trampoline arena indoors. 
Timings: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Saturday to Wednesday)
10:00 AM-midnight from Thursday to Friday

Magic Planet at Mall of the Emirates

Yalla! Bowling
This has many takers too with many fun-filled challenges organized to test the bowling skills of the guests.


There are a host of services provided by the authorities to make the shopping experience of the customers truly enjoyable. 
  • Parking service and assistance including valet parking
  • Shopping bag drop off desks
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Baby strollers & wheelchairs on rent
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • Free Shuttle Services to and from the best hotels of Dubai
  • Big Bus service

How to Reach Mall of the Emirates

Interchange 4 off the Al Barsha Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai passes by the Mall of the Emirates that can be reached from all corners of the city without any trouble. The driverless, automated metro carries passengers right into the mall with the stop being located above the Carrefour hypermart.

Tourists can call for a taxi service by contacting the customer care booths within the mall while a Big Bus ride culminates at the mall as well. The public bus station can be found besides the metro station making it easy for the visitors to travel from all parts of Dubai to the mall economically.


1. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable footwear and light clothes at the mall as shopping is likely to involve extensive walking
2. It is beneficial to read through the terms & conditions carefully at the entertainment arcades and Snow Park in order to obtain value for money and avoid being disappointed
3. There is no dress code in the mall but the tourists are advised to dress according to the cultural preferences and avoid revealing attires 
4. It is necessary to check the timings before going to the mall during the month of Ramadan as the religious tradition causes the authorities to alter the timings across sections

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