The 35 Best Shopping Malls in Dubai – Ranked

Malls in Dubai are unchallenged.

Dubai’s malls not only hold the largest selection of brands and shops, but they also engulf sky rinks, world-class cinemas, small theme parks, and even an entire snow arena! There is no doubt that you’ve heard of the malls here. But there are over 30 malls in Dubai and only a few are worth being a tourist destination.

Make no mistakes on which malls are must-attend on your trip and let this world-famous Dubai malls ranking & guide clear everything for you!

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1. Dubai Mall – Best Mall in Dubai


The undisputed king of malls!

Dubai Mall is the biggest mall in the world and it holds over 1,200 shops variating from luxury brands like Gucci to public favorites like Zara, Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium, children’s theme parks, and some of the largest food courts in the world. Additionally, if you’re after high fashion, Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue hosts industry leaders like Alexander McQueen, Versace, Stella McCartney, and many more.

A major plus: the mall gives you the best view of Dubai Fountain’s shows and Burj Khalifa’s magnificence. Also Try: Essential Things to Do in Dubai (Don’t MISS These!)

Entertainment: Reel Cinemas; Dubai Ice Rink; Dubai Aquairum; Emirates A380; Dubai Dino; Sega Republic.

Contact: (800) 382 246-255

Location: Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


2. Mall of the Emirates – Best Mall in Dubai for Entertainment


Mall of the Emirates exists as a legend among the mall-nation; it has its own ski rink and snow park!

Never again will you get a chance to tan at a beach and then head over to a ski trip. The mall includes about 560 shops selling all fashion demands, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, a 14-screen cinema, Magic Planet children’s park, and almost a 100 café and dining facilities.

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Entertainment: DUCTAC; Magic Planet and Ski Dubai; Vox Cinemas.

Contact: (971) 04 409-9000

Location: Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


3. Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi – Best Mall in Abu Dhabi


This Abu Dhabi mall has a namesake in Dubai, but obviously, this contender is far superior. It has over 400 shops on the span of 5 floors, its own observation center (30 stories up), and plenty of other entertainment options. Also Try: Best Things to Do & See in Abu Dhabi (SHOCKING Release)

Entertainment: Cinema; Bowling; Observation Deck; Ice Rink; Kids’ Zone

Contact: (971) 02 681-2310

Location: Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


4. Ibn Battuta Mall – Most Beautiful Mall in Dubai


Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall is easily one of the most unique shopping destinations. It has 275 shops and 50 eateries spread across 6 courts; each court (Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, India, China, and Persia) has its own design, architecture, layout, featured shops, restaurants, and even themed bathrooms! Even if shopping isn’t your forte, this mall is a Dubai sightseeing opportunity. Also Try: Best Sky Views in Dubai (Some VERY Rare!)

Entertainment: 21-screen Grand Megaplex with Dubai’s premiere IMAX

Contact: (971) 04 362-1901

Location: Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


5. Dubai Festival City – Best Variety Mall in Dubai


One of the largest malls in Dubai & still expanding! Dubai Festival City features 420 shops including brands from across the world. It includes plenty of outlets for cuisine and even a massive IKEA. Also Try: Luxury Spas in Dubai (Celebrity Status)

Entertainment: Abra Rides; Cinema; Bowling

Contact: 800 322

Location: Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4.5/5


6. Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi’s Top Flagship Mall


While not a mall in Dubai, Yas Mall is the flagship shopping destination in Abu Dhabi and its size only beaten by the world champion of malls: Dubai Mall. It features 370 stores and over 60 dining spots. This is a top shopping destination if you happen to stroll by Abu Dhabi. Also Try: Dubai FREE Attractions (Yes, FREE!)

Entertainment: Kids’ Zone, Cinema

Contact: 800 927-6255

Location: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4.5/5


7. Mirdif City Centre – Best Mall for All-Round Family Shopping


The largest mall among the city centre chain; this mall is quaintly located in the suburbs of Dubai. It features global brands and has a stronger emphasis on American chains than most other malls in Dubai. It features plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and fast food chains. Also Try: Dubai Heritage Zones (Almost GONE 2017)

Entertainment: iFly, Magic planet; Cinema; Playnation; Aquaplay

Contact: (971) 04 602-3000

Location: Mirdif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4.5/5


8. WAFI Mall – Best Themed Mall in Dubai


Wafi is an iconic mall known for its innovative usage of ancient Egyptian architecture; it’s good to know that this theme continues in its interior design. It features many shops but this mall stands out for its focus on featuring boutiques and brands that showcase Middle Eastern fashion and traditional wear.

Entertainment: Minigolf; Outdoor Pool; Ourdoor Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 324-4555

Location: Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


9. Mercato Mall – Best Mall in Jumeirah


Crafted to display a beautiful Italian Renaissance architecture & interior design, this mall is just as pleasant to look at as it is to fulfill shopping needs. It features popular shopping chains as-well-as premiere brands like Laura Ashley and Jack Wills. It also includes unique eateries in its lengthy wallet of dining spots. Also Try: Top Attractions in Jumeirah (New 2017)

Entertainment: Fun City; Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 344-4161

Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


10. Abu Dhabi Mall in Abu Dhabi – Flagship Mall in Abu Dhabi


As the name hints, this is once again not a mall in Dubai. Abu Dhabi Mall features over 200 popular retailers and a blend of boutiques. Of course, its heavy on the dining too.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: (971) 02 645-4858

Location: Sheikh Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


11. Burjuman Centre – Best Mall in Bur Dubai


Burjuman recently went through a renovation that allows it to host more than 200 global fashion brands. It not only includes exclusive boutiques, but also popular household names like Zara, Splash, H&M, Forever 21, & more. Like all malls in Dubai, it offers a bustling food court along with an assortment of restaurants and cafes.

Entertainment: Magic Planet; Cinema

Contact: (800) 382 246-255

Location: Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


12. Sahara Centre in Sharjah – Best Mall in Sharjah


Sharjah is a city with many malls so it’s unsurprising to see that at least one of their malls made it on this ranking.

Sahara Centre earns the spot because it’s Sharjah’s premiere mall and has a lot more to offer than many of Dubai’s malls; plus, it’s right on the border of Dubai & Sharjah. The mall features a large variety of stores, an interesting modern architecture, and a spread of dining options between a fast-food food court and independent restaurant chains. Also Try: Essential Things to Do in Dubai (Don’t MISS These!)

Entertainment: Cinema; Bowling; Adventure Land

Contact: (971) 06 531-3666

Location: Al Nahda, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


13. Dubai Marina Mall – Best Mall in Dubai Marina


This shopping destination is located at the Dubai Marina, ensuring you brilliant views as you go about your shopping excursion. It features fashion retailers at all price tags along with outdoor seating next to the beautiful Marina. A plus is that this mall has made an extra effort to provide beauty services.

Entertainment: Large cinema; Kid’s Train

Contact: (971) 04 436-1020

Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 5/5


14. The Galleria in Abu Dhabi – Best Mall for Ultra-Luxury Brands in UAE


The Galleria is an Abu Dhabi mall dedicated to luxury brands & boutiques. The average price tag runs very high as the featured shops are Jimmy Choo, D&G, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and other exclusive brands.

Entertainment: N/A

Contact: (971) 02 616-6999

Location: Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


15. Deira City Centre – Best Mall in Deira


Deira City Centre dates to 1995, making it one of the oldest malls in the UAE. It has grown to house a massive collection of brands, cafes, & restaurants. Despite the changing times and its age, Deira City Centre has retained its status as a popular shopping & family-time destination.

Entertainment: Magic Planet; Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 295-4486

Location: Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


16. Dragon Mart – Best Mall for Budget Chinese Imports


Few malls have the hype to be able to build 2 editions. Though, Dragon Mart 1 is definitely not just the original, but also the better one. Dragon Mart features a massive collection of outlets showcasing direct Chinese imports available for retail & wholesale purchase.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 433-6200

Location: International City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


17. Palm Strip – Dubai’s Best Strip Mall


This is perhaps the only spot where the strip mall concept earned success in Dubai. It primarily features upscale fashion as the location retains an effort to bring “Beverly Hills” style shopping to Dubai. It includes boutique restaurants and chocolatiers too.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 346-1462

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


18. Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi’s Best Family Mall


Again, not a mall in Dubai, but Al Wahda Mall is a powerful shopping destination in Abu Dhabi and its size allows it to feature 350 stores and some 50 dining spots. Put this on your mall list if you are in Abu Dhabi.

Entertainment: Kids’ Zone; Cinema

Contact: 800 927-6255

Location: Hazza Bin Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 4/5


19. Dubai Outlet Mall – Best Outlet Mall in Dubai


Get ready for bargain pickings from over 800 retailers from across the globe. Dubai Outlet Mall ditches the frills that are a standard at most Dubai malls and focuses entirely on providing a bargain shopping destination.

Entertainment: Soft Play Area

Contact: (971) 04 423-4666

Location: Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


20. Dragon Mart II – Best Mall in Dubai for Bulk Trade


The follow-up to the initial success: Dragon Mart II. The second establishment remains true to the popular architectural theme of the first Dragon Mart. The new mall hosts new merchants providing retail & wholesale offerings imported directly from China, however, the quantity at Mart II is less than the original Mart.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 433-6200

Location: International City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


21. The Outlet Village – Best Outlet Mall in Dubai for Luxury Fashion


The Outlet Village is an ultimate shopping destination in Dubai for getting bargains on world’s leading luxury brands from Michael Kors to Carolina Herrera. It features 125 brands and an extensive list of delicious food offerings. The Outlet Village is more than just a top shopping spot; it features a jaw-dropping Tuscan architecture.

Entertainment: Stay & Play

Contact: (971) 04 317-3999

Location: Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


22. Al Ghurair Centre – Best Mall in Al Rigga


Al Ghurair Centre is a very small mall in Dubai featuring household brands & a small collection of restaurants along with a fast-food food court.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: 800 24-227

Location: Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


23. Arabian Centre – Best Mall in Al Mizhar


Arabian Centre is a small community mall featuring popular brands and a small collection of dining spots. It drives popularity through a consistent foray of events.

Entertainment: Cinema

Contact: (971) 04 284-5555

Location: Al Mizhar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


24. Sunset Mall – Best Convenience Mall in Jumeirah


Sunset Mall community mall fitting for the residents of Jumeirah: Sunset Mall includes only high-end boutiques and luxury fashion retailers; it also features gourmet dining spots.

Entertainment: Challenge Chambers

Contact: (971) 04 330-7333

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3.5/5


25. Oasis Centre – Best Mall in Al Quoz


Oasis Centre is a small community mall serving primarily the residents of Al Quoz. If features a small collection of brands & restaurants.

Entertainment: Kids’ Zone

Contact: (971) 04 515-4000

Location: Al Quoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3/5


26. Al Barsha Mall – Best Convenience Mall in Al Barsha


Al Barsha Mall is a relatively small mall but it features a good variety of shops dedicated to affordable shopping. The mall is convenient for those located within Barsha hoping to not break the wallet.

Entertainment: Kids’ Rides

Contact: (971) 04 455-7151

Location: Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3/5


27. Etihad Mall – Best Mall in Al Khawaneej


Etihad mall is a small mall tailored for the Arab market; the shops have a focus on Arab clothing trends & the restaurants cater to the many Arab cuisines.

Entertainment: Kids’ Centre

Contact: (971) 04 284-3663

Location: Al Khawaneej, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3/5


28. Madina Mall – Best Mall in Al Qusais


Here’s a mall in Dubai dedicated to budget brands and retailers. It features a large food court primarily based on fast-food.

Entertainment: Kids’ Zone

Contact: (971) 04 238-1111

Location: Al Qusais, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 3/5


29. The Mall – Top Convenience Mall in Jumeirah


The name’s straight to the point with this one. It’s another small mall in Jumeirah but it offers a large variety of brands along with a spacious food court.

Entertainment: N/A

Contact: (971) 04 348-4848

Location: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 2.5/5


30. Al Bustan Centre – Best Convenience Mall in Al Nahda


A small mall in Dubai driving popularity due to closeness to Sharjah. It features common brands and some conveniently located cafes & fast food spots.

Entertainment: N/A

Contact: (971) 04 263-0000

Location: Al Nahda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubaing ScoreTM: 2.5/5


This ranking is competitive; Contenders 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 are currently omitted as their Dubaing ScoreTM fell below 2.5. The ranking is updated every week; they will be visible again if their score rises above 2.5.

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