Jun 7, 2011

Malls of the Emirates – Shopping Mall in the Al Barsha District of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties under the leadership of its CEO, Peter Walichnowski, who was also the developer of “Bluewater” near London, Europe’s most successful shopping mall. The mall was designed by the American architectural firm, F+A Architects. Prior to the opening of the Dubai Mall (the world’s largest mall), the Mall of the Emirates was the second largest shopping mall in the Middle East, slightly smaller than City Stars mall.

Malls of the Emirates – Shopping Mall in the Al Barsha District of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It contains approximately 2,400,000 square feet (223,000 m2) of shops and the entire mall forms a total of approximately 6,500,000 square feet (604,000 m2). On September 1, 2010 the new extension to the mall will open, adding more than 40 luxury stores. In a global perspective, the World’s second largest shopping mall, the South China Mall in Dongguan, China, contains approximately 7,100,000 square feet (660,000 m2) of shopping space in a complex that totals approximately 9,600,000 square feet (892,000 m2).

Malls of the Emirates Amenities

Although it features the usual amenities for a mall (a fourteen-screen movie theatre, a gaming arena, a typical variety of stores, and a drama theatre), its biggest claim to fame is the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai. With the ski area, one of the largest in the world, the Mall of the Emirates seeks to differentiate itself from the dozen or so other newly completed malls in Dubai and the surrounding emirates. Half of the mall opened in September 2005, then officially opened in late November 2005 with the inauguration of the ski area, although it had already been in operation for several weeks.

Malls of the Emirates – Shopping Mall in the Al Barsha District of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The mall is connected by a Dubai Metro Station (Mall of the Emirates Station) on the Red Line.

Leisure & Entertainment

Mall of the Emirates is Dubai’s favourite meeting place; a destination that offers friends and families a place to play, eat out, do some serious shopping, learn and even sleep in five star luxury.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is the first in-door ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and a host of other winter activities. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the casual visitor who just wants to enjoy the alpine ambience of the Snow Park to the sports enthusiast keen to tear down the slopes. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers the incredible opportunity to enjoy snow in the desert.

Malls of the Emirates – Ski Dubai

Malls of the Emirates – Ski Dubai

Magic Planet

Magic Planet is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai, featuring several international award-winning rides and games that have never before been found indoors! Spread over two levels, this centre will appeal to the young and young at heart.

Providing fun for all ages, Magic Planet has an incredible range of fun rides, games and attractions. Come and test your skills and reactions on the racing simulator, which is the only one of its kind open to the public in the world! Or experience the thrilling act of the XD Theatre, the first-ever 4D theatre in the UAE. Hang on to your seats on the state-of-the-art RoboCoaster, a 2-person thrilling ride that is unique to the Middle East.

Alternatively, chill out with your friends over a game of pool and soak up the fun atmosphere.

Magic Planet also includes soft play, a professional child care service and a number of tempting restaurant options.

CineStar Cinemas Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates Cinema ListingsAt CineStar’s 14-cinema complex, the screens offer the latest in technology and comfort, to give you a unique and enjoyable cinema experience. Exclusive to CineStar, the new Senstadium cinemas are bigger, better, louder, clearer and more comfortable than anything you’ve experienced before!

High-backed couple seats with lift-up arm rests are perfect for two while those wanting to do it in style can book into our Gold Class theatres for extra-comfortable, fully-reclining Moran leather armchairs with adjustable foot-rests, dedicated lounge and a private table for every couple.


DUCTAC ensures that there is something for art lovers of all ages and cultures. It provides the facilities for a myriad of subjects within a fun and artistic environment.

It has a 550 seat 2-level theatre, 150 seat studio theatre, rehearsal spaces, large and small art galleries, 16 general and specialized classrooms/studios for activities such as painting, sculpture and photography, a music school, lending library and a caf?.

Kempinski Hotel in Mall of the Emirates

A luxury alpine retreat awaits at a snow dome in the desert – Come visit our elegant five-star hotel in Dubai, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, and savor the delights of an enchanting winter wonderland, adjacent to the renowned Ski Dubai, in the midst of a dazzling city. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates together with Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai, offers luxury service and five-star hospitality.

Pullman Dubai Hotel in Mall of the Emirates

Discover a new attitude hotel set amidst a world class shopping experience. Elegant 481 guestrooms complemented with interactive dining moments and chic spa treatments await both leisure and business guests. Contemporary elegance, refined ambiance, plus a warm welcome makes Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates the ideal preference for an urban retreat.

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