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City of Dreams, Macau Overview

The City of Dreams, also known as CoD Macau, located in Cotai in Macau, is a casino resort offering electrifying entertainment, designer shopping, Michelin starred restaurants, iconic architecture and luxurious accommodation.

Located right across the Venetian (which is the world's biggest casino), City of Dreams is mostly visited by couples, groups of friends, and families. Apart from the gamut of entertainment options available, the blockbuster highlight at City of Dreams is the House of Dancing Water - a one-of-its-kind water based show held in the casino. There is also the Dragon's Treasure which is a 10-minute, popular, light and sound show, especially among the kids. There are also some adult-themed lounge shows held regularly at the City of Dreams.

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City of Dreams Booking

Most of the bookings for the City of Dreams are done online at the official website - https://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en. However, it must be noted that bookings for the hotels, the entertainment shows, spas and some of the restaurants must be made separately. 

While offline booking options are available, it is limited to only a number of services. The offline reservation services can be opted for all the restaurants, lounges and cafes housed by the City of Dreams. However, there is quite a possibility that there might not be any offline reservations left at the Michelin restaurants as most of the time, the tables get booked out prior to the given date.

Attractions

The House of Dancing Water: The House of Dancing Water is one of the most extravagant shows hosted in the magnificently built Dancing Water Theatre. Designed and constructed by the world famous architect Sandi Pei, this grand theatre houses the world’s largest stage pool which is equivalent to the size of 5 Olympic swimming pools and can accommodate about 2,000 audiences at a given time. The dazzling costumes, breathtaking acts performed with precision, soothing soundtracks and the special effects added throughout the performance make this one of the rarest and the most thrilling water shows around the globe. 

The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams Macau
The House of Dancing Water
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Bubble Fountain: The City of Dreams houses an absolutely magnificent water sphere with a diameter of 8 feet making it the largest water sphere of its kind. The bubble like sphere has a mini hole at the top which allows the water inside cascade gently down its globular outer surface which gives it a gravity defying appearance. Moreover, the gentle lights fitted around the pool on which the bubble is placed enhances the aesthetic outlook of this spherical water bubble.

Kid's City: The Kid’s City set up in the City of Dreams is one of the largest kid’s playgrounds offering a wide range of indoor as well as outdoor activities. This huge play area is divided into 4 zones, namely the Dream zone, the Excite zone, the Create zone and the Explore zone. 

Kid's City at City of Dreams Macau
Kid's City
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Giant Aquarium: The giant aquarium, also known as the ‘Vquaruim’ is an enormous 22 feet tall and 61 feet wide on-site installed aquarium having 4 sections which was built and imported from the United States. The Vquarium has a rear projector displaying various oceanic and magical mermaid inspired scenes on an acrylic wall which has a special mechanism allowing water to cascade from the top to add to the aesthetic beauty of the videos projected.

Shopping

The City of Dreams has over 200 shopping facilities housing the high end luxury brands from around the world. Ranging from the Spanish luxury fashion giant Balenciaga and the British brand Burberry to Dior, Emporio Armani and Dolce and Gabbana followed by the luxury fragrance and beauty brands- EstÄ“e Lauder, NARS and Ermenegildo Zegna, these are only a few of them to name. 

Shopping at City of Dreams Macau
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City of Dreams Restaurants

The City of Dreams houses some of the most luxurious fine dining Michelin restaurants. Starting off with the Jade Dragon, Yi and Shinji by Kanesaka whose traditional Chinese flavours will transport you straight to the mainland, followed by Voyages and Morpheus by Alain Ducasse and the Tasting Room lighting up your palettes with the classic French ingredients. 

The Lobby Lounge, Pierre Herme Lounge and Lan with artsy interior and aged wine and champagne cellar collections make it the perfect place for formal meetings and intimate affairs.

How To Reach City of Dreams Macau

Shuttle: The City of Dreams provides its very own shuttle bus service which has to be opted for while making the reservation. The shuttle bus has its stops located at all the major ferry terminals- the Macau Ferry Terminal and the Taipei Ferry Terminal - and at the Macau International Airport. The shuttle buses keep running at regular intervals of 12 to 15 minutes. One can also get a free shuttle ride to the City of Dreams depending on the travel points.

Taxi: The second best option is to book a cab either through the resort’s special cab service or an Uber or a Grab. Although this is not the most economic means to commute, it is definitely one of the most comfortable ways to reach the destination.

Car: Driving to the City of Dreams is another great option as it is well connected to all the roadways and highways and has a very convenient indoor car park.

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