Situated at Wafi City, this upmarket Egyptian-themed mall sprawls over 4 floors and is home to numerous international names. Encounter Zone, on the 3rd floor, is a family entertainment centre offering many activities for both children and adults.
It was opened in the year 2001 which now has over 200 shops, 60 international retail outlets, restaurants, and two floors of covered parking. Without a doubt, it is an awe-inspiring place and is believed to be the most elegant shopping plaza in Dubai. It features fashion accessories, electronics, household accessories, home furnishings, leather goods and gifts. The Wafi City Mall is definitely sure to have something for everyone.
The construction of the Wafi City Mall is based on an ancient Egyptian theme. The mall has three atriums through which you get natural light from pyramid-shaped ceilings. Two of the atriums consist of colored stained glass with illustrations of farmers, hunters, wrestlers, scribes, and priests from the time of the Pharaohs. There are also illustrations of the Pharaohs, the Gods of the Pharaohs, birds and animals such as bulls, birds, ducks, jackals and crocodiles. The Egyptian theme is prevalent throughout the complex in the shape of statues, columns, and mosaic floors. The mall has been extended several times since it opened and there has been some development in recent times also.
The Wafi City Mall houses a family entertainment center, a roller blade skating rink, Encounter Zones, virtual reality simulators, a 3D animation theatre, and a crystal maze. It is one of the favorite venues for events and exhibitions in Dubai. During Christmas, they have a huge Christmas tree, and they even create artificial snow.