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Famous shopping centres of Dubai - II

Famous shopping centres of Dubai - II

One of Dubai's greatest visitor attractions is its superb shopping. The city draws large numbers of shopping tourists from countries within the region and from as far afield as Eastern Europe, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.

Al Bustan Centre
Al Nahda Road near Al Ahli Club
Tel: 263 0000
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00 and Fri 14:00-22:00

Situated in the heart of the city, Al Bustan Centre & Residence has been an ideal combination of shopping as well as residential facilities. It offers most modern amenities for the shoppers and tourists to Dubai. Located at the intersection that separates Dubai from Sharjah, it is a mere 5 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 2 minutes from Terminal 2, and barely 7 minutes from downtown Dubai. Al Bustan Centre & Residence is a luxurious self-contained complex that offers a little something for everyone. Encompassing one of the largest indoor children's amusement arcade in the UAE- Fantasy Kingdom, which boasts the first of its kind in games seen in the Gulf. A recent addition has been the Horror Cave, which promises a spine tingling blood-chilling ride. Definitely not for the faint hearted. The spacious (seating 600) restaurant area caters to a variety of palates, be it Italian, oriental, Indian and even for the fast food aficionado there are the ever popular McDonald and Subway. Also recently opened is Al Massa Cinema. They show a variety of the latest Arabic as well as English movies, on their two screens. At Al Bustan Centre & Residence, simply lie back and feel totally at ease in any of the opulent 640 suites (available as studio, single bedroom or double bedroom & 3 bedrooms), work off those extra pounds at the fully equipped fitness centre, or simply unwind in the sauna or steam room. There is also a beautiful pool to frolic in, or just relax by the poolside soaking in the sun.

Century Mall
Mamzar Area, near Shabab Club
Tel: 296 6337
Opening hours: 9:00-24:00 Fri: 14:00-24:00

Century Mall is the new locality mall in Dubai's Al Mamzar area. Covering an area of over 300,000 square feet of leasable space, The Century Mall is designed as a service orientated locality mall offering not just great shopping but great services. Century Mall features added services such as valet parking, shoe-shine, customer assistance, baby sitting service, creche facilities and many more, this will make our customers feel at home with there mall. There are twelve food court outlets within the food court and one branded coffee shop. Food Court consists of a variety of cuisines and delicacies form all over the world, fast food corners, ice cream parlors, bakery etc. with a seating capacity for over 400 people. Totally, there are 70 outlets available for lease to stores selling latest trends and reputed brands of handbags, cosmetics, shoes, garments, jewelry, perfumes, electronics etc. Besides these, the mall also holds a number of service based sectors including a laundry, pharmacy, beauty parlor, saloon, business center, post and parcel service, exchange center, ATM machines etc.

Wafi Mall
Located on way to the Al Garhoud Bridge
Tel: 324 4555
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 Fri 16:30-22:00

Wafi Mall in Dubai is instantly identifiable by its distinctive pyramid-shaped atrium roofs. Designed for shopping convenience, Wafi offers four spacious floors of well-lit walkways, a wide range of products and services, and most of the worlds leading brands in fashion, electronics, interior decor etc. In addition, Wafi also offers an entertainment centre, cafes, department stores, food courts etc. At Wafi Mall, directories and leaflets are available at the Information Desk as soon as you enter the glass doors leading into the mall. From Chinese fast food to American-style foot-long burgers, the Food Court at Wafi Mall offers something for hungry shoppers seeking succor after the excitement of hopping! The food court also features an ice-cream kiosk, Italian food and a doughnut outlet. The Mall offers one of Dubai's most popular entertainment venues, for adults and children - Encounter Zone. Encounter Zone features a unique
roller-blading rink, virtual-reality simulators with interactive movements, an exciting 3-D Motion Theatre, a popular Crystal Maze challenge zone and much, much more.

Abraj Shopping Centre
Dubai Creek Road, Deira Souk
Tel: 221 1479
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 Fri 16:00-22:00

Located near to Dubai Creek Road, the Abraj is one of the most prestigious commercial buildings to have been added to the hugely popular area of the Souk, and will stand as a new landmark for the increasingly high volume of tourists and traders who pass through at a rate of 25 - 30,000 people every day.

An elaborate and futuristic finish gives the new building an imposing and modernistic feel, with a wide range of retail outlets covering three floors, a food court, and spacious offices with panoramic views, and 24 hour security and maintenance services.

It stands tall surrounded amongst a stretch of popular Hotels like the Inter-Continental, Sheraton, Carlton, Hyatt Regency and many other world renowned Hotels. A much needed Shopping Center, with its overwhelming scenario of reasonably crowded streets of guaranteed Shoppers, attracts not only locals and expats but tourists from near and far. Abraj shopping Center has an extensive range of shops and boutiques. It's Food Court features a variety ranging from Continental food, Chinese food and the Sea Food is simply out of this world.

Al Khaleej Centre
Bur Dubai, opp. Spinneys Supermarket.
Tel: 355 5550
Opening Hours: Sat-Fri 10:00-22:00

Easily accessible from all over the emirate as well as neighbouring emirates, Al Khaleej Centre is a notable landmark in Dubai. A harmonious blend of shopping, business and residential facilities, make it a superb shopping mall. The beautifully designed Al Khaleej Centre, situated in the heart of Dubai, consists of a shopping centre, business complex and residential complex. It is located in Bur Dubai at the junction of Al Mankhool Road opposite to the Ramada Hotel. The total shopping centre extends to over 70,000 sq. feet and has covered parking space for over 350 cars and open parking space for over 150 cars. The Al Khaleej Centre has been designed and finished to the highest standards, focusing on luxury and elegance. It prides in being the "Treasure of Dubai" and every fixture and fitting has been chosen with great care. Keen attention to minute detail has been given and designed exquisitely to maintain high aesthetics.

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