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Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate leisure, entertainment and shopping resort opened in September 2005. Strategically located in the heart of what is now deemed ‘New Dubai’, this 223,000 square metre centre offers a full range of shopping, leisure, and entertainment.
Mall of the Emirates features 476 international brands, including department, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing stores, the largest Carrefour in the city and over 60 outlets that are unique to the centre. The compelling family leisure offerings include a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a 14-screen multiplex cinema, the world-renowned Ski Dubai, a five star Kempinski Hotel, the Mall's 500-seat DUCTAC community theatre and accompanying arts centre, and 70 coffee shops and restaurants.
The Mall is undergoing its largest ever expansion program and is due to be completed by the end of 2010. The project will see the addition of increased facilities for shopping, dining and parking, a direct link for Dubai Metro commuters and increased parking spaces to accommodate 750 vehicles.
Mall of the Emirates is a landmark development within the MAF Properties portfolio welcomed over 30.6 million visitors in the calendar year of 2009, thanks to its burgeoning reputation amongst residents and tourists alike.
Welcome to one of the fastest growing destinations on the global tourist map, Dubai. A global tourist hub targeting 15 million tourists by 2010. Lying at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai taps a vast hinterland comprising 3 continents, 136 nations, 3.2 billion people and USD18.3 trillion in GDP.
Now, only one mall gives you a single, superlative springboard. A mall with the world’s tallest tower. A mall with 22nd century residences. A mall with the Gulf’s biggest Arabian old town creates a most prestigious city within a city. And most of all, a mall that’s the largest retail development in the world. The Treasure of Dubai and the world.
A key centerpiece is Dubai Aquarium, one of the of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m and featuring the world’s largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Dubai Aquarium has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined.
Dubai Aquarium's 270-degree acrylic walkthrough tunnel makes for incredible close-encounter experiences with some of the most fascinating underwater animals on the planet. A special 'lunar-cyclic' lighting system will change the ambience of the tank depending on the time of day.
Walk along the Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean environments at the Underwater Zoo and you’ll find yourself face to face with dangerous Piranha, Giant Catfish, playful Otters, a Humbolt Penguin colony, Harbour Seals and more.
Whether viewing the Rainforest from a suspension bridge high above the river and tree canopy, or reaching out and touching some of the more hardy rock pool inhabitants, this is an aquatic experience you will never forget.
* Entrance to the Dubai Aquarium Tunnel
o Child AED 20
o Adult AED 25
* Entrance to the Underwater Zoo & Tunnel - AED 50
Glide into a magical winter wonderland at Dubai Ice Rink. With its larger than life Olympic-size proportions, whether you want to learn skating, perfect your technique, play ice hockey, socialise with friends or just have a great time, this spectacular venue is the coolest place to hang out any time of the year.
* Skate hire and 2 hour session - AED 50
Experience The Dubai Fountain
Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. It has been designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with the performance repertoire including Sama Dubai; Baba Yetu, an award-winning song in Swahili; the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok; and the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).
Over 6,600 WET Superlights – the most advanced incandescent large fountain lights available today – and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 abstract attractions. The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away, and will be visible from space making it the brightest spot in the Middle East, and quite possibly in the entire world.
Shows are every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm on weekdays and from 4pm to 11pm on weekends.
Key Facts & Figures
• World’s largest dancing fountain
• In sync with classical, Arabic and world music
• 1.5 million lumens of projected light
• Spray heights of up to 500 feet
• 22,000 gallons of airborne water
• Set in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
Located in the heart of Dubai, the BurJuman Centre is a distinctive landmark which comprises of 800,000 square feet of retail space.
BurJuman - the world's most luxurious shopping destination
The residence of high-fashion BurJuman brings the world before your eyes. Here's where the world's leading brands mingle comfortably with one another. Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hermes, Valentino, Emanel Ungaro, Loewe, Etro, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Christian Lacroix, Salvatore Ferragamo, Just Cavalli, and many more. Tempations abound, but the feeling of getting the finest in an ambience of absolute comfort and luxury is wonderful. With 300 leading stores including Saks 5th Avenue, you'll always be spoilt for choice.
ENVIRONMENT The centre's atrium countryards flooded with sunlight, comfortable seating and aboundant foliage creates a relaxed yet vibrant shopping environment.
BurJuman has more than 300 prestigious stores including designer fashions such as Donna Karan, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Rodeo Drive, Stuart Weitzman Polo Ralph Lauren, Escada, Christian Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Aigner, MaxMara, as well as popular ready-to-wear apparel from NEXT & Guess. You can also choose from a wide selection of restaurants, a food court and cafes.
The Arab traveller and adventurer Ibn Battuta was a man of great vision and strong Islamic values. He set off to journey the world at the age of 20 and soon became acknowledged as a scholar and a man of great wisdom. Today Ibn Battuta Mall is the first shopping complex inspired by an individual’s life nearly six centuries after he embarked on his renowned journey.
Each region Ibn Battuta explored – Andalusia, Tunisia, Egypt, Persia, India and China – is reflected in the architecture and theme of the mall’s six courts. These courts strongly project the historical and cultural richness of this Arabian icon’s life, serving as inspiration to all those who visit.
The mall possesses a unique multi-cultural atmosphere and a real sense of ease, thanks to the concept of retail zoning, whereby the zones are divided into four sections: Family & Convenience; Major Department Stores; Up-Market Brands & Lifestyles; and Entertainment & Leisure. With the knowledge that customers enjoy shopping in thematic environments whilst doing errands, sampling culinary delights and relaxing in general, we hope our customers will enjoy an inspiring and extraordinary experience at Ibn Battuta Mall.
Mirdiff City Centre is a large shopping center opened on 16 March 2010 in the Mirdif area of Dubai UAE. It is Majid Al Futtaim's 10th mall in the region and third in Dubai after Dubai Deira City Centre in the heart of Dubai, Mall of the Emirates in the southern new Dubai area. The Dh 3 billion Mirdif City Centre features more than 400 stores.
The Mirdiff City Centre project was first announced in April 2007 with construction beginning in August 2007. Mirdiff City Centre is similar in size to the Mall of the Emirates. It comprises 3,116,451 sq. ft of gross floor area spread over a service basement level and 1st floor, and 180,000 square metres of shopping space. Mirdif City Centre offers roughly the same gross leasable area as Mall of the Emirates, the first mall with an attached indoor ski slope. The mall includes 7,000 car parking spaces and 430 retail outlets, including Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer.
Predictions are that the centre will attract 18-20 million shoppers annually, compared to approximately 21 million in Deira City Centre, 25 million in Mall of the Emirates., and over 37 million in Dubai Mall.
According to Walich-nowski, the new mall is estimated to have created over 16,000 jobs in the development and construction process and 5,500 permanent jobs in the mall complex. The mall aims to serve a population of 450,000 within a 10-kilometre radius along with the communities across the rest of Dubai and other emirates and tourist footfall. Mirdif City Centre is also set to be the first shopping centre in the Middle East to achieve a gold rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
The mall contains about 430 shops with adjacent 3 level parking for over 7000 cars, a Magic Planet Entertainment zone which will contain a sky diving experience as well as indoor 5-a-side football pitches. In addition the mall will contain 8 standard and 2 gold class cinemas and a number of brands such as Debenhams, Zara, Home Centre, Paris Gallery, Virgin Megastores and a gym with pool, two food courts with about 60 different eating outlets, cafes, restaurants, a Carrefour hypermarket, a 10 screen cinema complex, an outside cinema, and an "iFly" indoor skydiving center.
The refreshing new Reef Mall opened its doors to the public in September 2004. It's designed to provide you with the ideal shopping experience. All your favorite outlets spread across a space which is both airy and contemporary. Its beautiful interiors invite you to leisurely stroll around and look for whatever it is that suits your tastes and needs. Home furnishings, trendy clothes, shoes, accessories or even a place for the kids to hang out. We are sure that we'll be seeing a lot of you!
xDubai Festival City is a premier waterfront urban community that has been designed to capture the ground breaking 21st Century spirit of Dubai.
It offers a rich and vibrant living experience that encompasses the finest, easily accessible shopping, dining, entertainment, homes, schools, hotels, offices and leisure in one place.
Spanning 1,300 acres and stretching three kilometres along the Creek, Dubai Festival City is formed by three distinctive districts; Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia which are connected by an impressive 30 kilometre internal road network and a wide creekside promenade.
Rising along the banks of the historic Dubai Creek, Festival Centre is Dubai’s unrivalled waterfront destination for style and sophistication, showcasing an exciting selection of prestigious retailers, an international gourmet culture and a world-class entertainment retreat. Located at the heart of Dubai Festival City, Festival Centre will total upon completion 2.8 million sq ft of leasable space, with over 600 shops including 25 flagship stores, over 100 restaurants, cafes and bistros, a 12 screen Grand Cinemas complex, Bowling City and a vast entertainment centre and parking for 13,000 cars. Guests can browse over 400 world-leading brands offering a rich diversity of fashion, jewelry, home accessories, toys and gifts for every occasion. Click here for more information.
Distinctive residential communities will provide homes to over 50,000 residents living in 20,000 apartments, townhouses and villas. All residential areas are available for sale and lease, click here for more information (link to the new Sales & Leasing home page)
In addition, 50,000 office personnel will work daily at Dubai Festival City. For more information on office leasing available at Dubai Festival City, click here
With easy access via the 13 lane Business Bay Crossing, Airport Tunnel and the 12 lane Garhoud Bridge, and situated only two kilometres from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Festival City’s unique waterfront setting will deliver vibrancy and a sense of place to Dubai’s landscape.