The Dubai Mall
The world’s largest retail, entertainment and leisure destination, The Dubai Mall lies in the shadow of another global icon, Burj Khalifa. With over 1,200 retail stores to peruse, a duo of world-renowned department stores and a seemingly endless array of cafés, restaurants and fast-food outlets, make sure you factor in enough time to explore. Comfy shoes are also a must if you’re planning on to shop until you drop with more than one million-plus square metres of retail, fun and foodie experiences – that’s the equivalent of 200 football pitches. High-end fashion is a mall hallmark thanks to the likes of Bloomingdale’s and Galeries Lafayette while Fashion Avenue is couture central. Lovers of fine jewellery should head to the Gold Souk with footwear fans loving Level Shoes. Family entertainment is another core offering with The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, an Olympic sized ice rink, the KidZania edutainment destination, Play DXB and multiscreen cinema.