If there's any city that takes shopping malls seriously, it's Dubai. Not only do global brands flock to this retail capital, but shoppers from all over the Middle East and beyond come to this city to appreciate the beauty and grandiosity of its Shopping Centers. Dubai’s climate creates a unique mix of tropical and capitalistic energy rarely matched in other cities. Here is a list of best shopping centers you may visit in Dubai.

The Dubai Mall

It is one of the biggest and most famous shopping centers in the world. Opened in 2009, the Dubai Mall faces the aquarium and is made to emulate tropical ruins with light shows and moving ruins, which are only found at this location.

It is home to a 250-room luxury hotel, twenty-two cinema screens and 120 cafes and restaurants. The mall has over 14,000 parking spaces across three car parks, with valet services and a car locator ticketing system.

Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates is located at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed road. This multi-level shopping center features over 600 retail outlets, 7000 parking spaces, 80 luxury stores, 240 flagship stores, and hundreds of cafes and restaurants. Forbes has also recognized Mall of the Emirates as one of the best shopping centers in the world. Shops at the mall include Debenhams, a Carrefour hypermarket, Marks & Spencer, and Home Centre.

City Centre Mirdif

City Centre Mirdif is situated in the residential area of Mirdif.

It offers a broad range of entertainment choices, including an indoor sky-diving simulation center, a multi-faceted obstacle course, a children's edutainment center and a VOX Cinema with state-of-the-art cinema screens. It is one of the best shopping centers in the world and houses over 460 retail stores.

City Centre Deira

City Centre Deira is situated on the road between the Airport and Bur Dubai.

The mall houses over 55 restaurants, food outlets and cafes. Its Magic Planet features the video games, theme rides and simulators for both adults and kids. This shopping mall anchor stores such as Carrefour, Iconic, Debenhams, Sharaf DG, Paris Gallery and Virgin Megastore.


The North Wing section of BurJuman houses retail shops, cafes, and restaurants, while the South Wing section has the BurJuman Residence and Rotana Hotel.

BurJuman is one of the best and most famous shopping malls in the United Arab Emirates. The distinctive landmark comprises over 2.3 million square feet of mixed-use space including the business tower, hotel suites, and duplex residences.