The Mall of Emirates is a large shopping mall located off Sheikh Zayed Road, in New Dubai, not too far from the Burj Al Arab. This large modern shopping centre is filled with endless shops – it just seems to go on and on. Split over two floors, the shops consist mostly of European and British brands, including Harvey Nichols department store.
There are numerous cafes and food outlets, along with a few restaurants which are officially connected to the Kempinski Hotel. This means that they are all licensed to sell alcohol.
One very special attraction at the Mall or Emirates is Ski Dubai – an indoor ski field! It looks a bit like a movie set. If you have a drink or meal at Après you can sit and watch the skiing action through the window.
Taxi queues can be a big problem at shopping malls. When we left the mall there was around 30 people in the queue ahead of us, but we were in a taxi within about 10 minutes.
Mall opening hours:
Sun to Wed: 10am – 10pm
Thu to Sat: 10am – 12am