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Dubai: a world-class retail destination

Known for its profusion of malls, love of high-end brands and traditional souks, the city’s best retail destinations are to be found just a short drive from Fairmont The Palm.

Mall of the Emirates

A firm favourite with local residents and visitors to Dubai, the Mall of the Emirates combines leisure, entertainment, dining and shopping all under one roof. With over 450 shops including the upscale Fashion Dome, and 70 dining venues, the mall is also home to Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski slope in the Middle East, a 20-screen VOX Cinemas complex and 500-seat theatre.

The Dubai Mall

One of biggest and best retail destinations in the world, The Dubai Mall boasts over 1,000 stores and 150 dining outlets including Bloomingdale’s, Galeries Lafayette, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Paris Gallery. Families can enjoy a world of entertainment and leisure attractions including the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an ice rink, Reel Cinemas complex, Kidzania entertainment center and Sega Republic. It is also the location of The Dubai Fountain with its spectacular light and sound experience and is the access point for the At the Top observation deck in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Marina Mall

The closest mall to the resort, and fronted by a meandering promenade, this modern shopping and lifestyle destination has in excess of 130 local and internationally branded outlets, with a mix of high street fashion brands, inspirational boutique fashion, al fresco waterfront dining, and lively after-dark scene.

Ibn Battuta Mall

A tourist attraction with different ‘courts’ named after various countries from China to India, Ibn Battuta is named after the legendary 14th century explorer whose travels spanned three decades and took him from Asia to the Middle East.  As well as its unique architectural style, the mall houses a wealth of well-known brands from Lacoste and MAC to Mothercare and Geant.


An Italian-inspired feature along the popular Beach Road area of Jumeirah, Mercato Mall’s Renaissance style architecture is home to over 90 shops, restaurants and cafes with a compact mix of designer boutiques and local/international brands including Home Centre, Virgin Megastore, Diesel, Mango and a multi-screen VOX Cinema.

Mirdiff City Centre

Located close to Dubai International Airport, the mall’s 430 shops are complemented by a Magic Planet Entertainment zone (with exciting sky diving experience), indoor five-a-side football pitch cinema complex two food courts and leading retail names such as Debenhams, Zara, Decathlon and Virgin Megastore.