Dubai Mall – What to See & What Not to Miss in this Mini City?

With its size equivalent to 50 football stadiums, Dubai Mall is undoubtedly the biggest mall in the world. It is one of the most sought-after attractions in Dubai as well as in the Middle East too. Besides plethora of shopping and dining options, the mall has numerous intriguing entertainment options from electrifying Hysteria, impressive Dubai Dino, to thrilling Emirates A380 Simulator. Exploring whole Dubai Mall just feels like roaming a mini-city.

An Interesting Fact – Do you know Dubai Mall has its own app? The app is designed to help visitors find their way through the floors.

Emirates A380 Simulator – Fly above the Eiffel Tower (Virtual)

Emirates A380 Simulator

Fasten your belts, take controls and get thrilled by piloting the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Guests can choose destination from 12 airports and different flight paths. Get the flight path, set an airport and simulate!

Simulation time: 30 minutes

Location: Ground floor

Fare and Timings:

  • Morning sessions: AED 325, from Sunday to Thursday, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Peak time sessions: AED 375, from 12:45 PM to 10:15 PM
  • Evening sessions: AED 325, from 10:45 PM to 11.15 PM (Subjected to mall timings)
  • AED 375 on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and public holidays

Dubai Creek Tower Light & Sound Show

The mega-replica of Dubai Creek Tower is located at the Grand Atrium of the Dubai Mall. Dubai Creek Tower is set to cross the Burj Khalifa heights by 2020. You can experience an exceptional light and sound show of the Dubai Creek Tower replica at the Dubai Mall.


  • Weekdays: 3 shows at 5 PM, 8 PM, and 11 PM
  • Weekends: 4 shows at 3 PM, 5 PM, 8 PM, and 11 PM

Location: Ground floor

Dubai Fountain

Dubai Fountain

Enjoy breathtaking show of the Dubai Fountain – the world’s largest performing fountain. Don’t miss capturing the eye-arresting views of the fountain performance with your HD cameras.


  • Afternoon shows: Daily shows (except Fridays) at 1 PM and 1.30 PM
  • Afternoon shows: On Fridays at 1 PM and 2 PM
  • Evening shows: Daily at 6 PM to 11 PM for every 30 minutes

Fare: AED20


Dubai Kidzania

KidZania is an interactive children’s adventure city that encourages education while having fun. Take your kids to KidZania and let them think and act independently on their own choices. Certainly, KidZania will give your kids a lifetime of memories with its activities.


Weekdays: 10 AM to 10 PM (Counter closes at 9 PM)

Weekends: 10 AM to 11 PM (Counter closes at 10 PM)

Location: Second floor

Admission: Fare changes with respect to age of your child. An adult must accompany your child.

Toddler: AED 95

Child from 4 to 16 year old:


  • AED 160 from Sunday to Wednesday
  • AED 170 from Thursday to Saturday


  • AED 200 from Sunday to Wednesday
  • AED 215 from Thursday to Saturday

Adult: AED 175

Senior citizen (65 – 100 years): AED 55

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo 

Dubai Aquarium

Enter into the world of mysterious marine life. Spot numerous species, Sharks, Rays in the 10-million litres Dubai Aquarium tank. Don’t miss taking a selfie with King Croc.

For adventure seekers: Go for cage snorkeling and enjoy the close encounters with aquatic creatures and huge sharks.


10 AM to 11 PM (Sunday – Wednesday) & Last admission – 10:30 PM

10 AM – Midnight (Thursday – Saturday) & Last admission – 11:30 PM

Admission: AED 105 – 630 AED (Ticket fare changes depending on packages)

Dubai Dino – Time Travel to the Jurassic Period

Dubai Dino

Visit the 155 million years old giant skeleton at any time (during mall opening hours). This is a permanent fixture located on the ground floor. Pose like Dino and take a group selfie with giant Dino.

Admission: Free

Hysteria – The Haunted House

Experience extreme fear at Hysteria – a haunted house! A must visit attraction for adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers. If you think you are brave enough then you must go for it!

Location: Second floor

Admission: AED 100 approximately (Ticket fare may change depending on the event.)

Dubai Ice Rink – Ice Skating in Desert

Dubai Ice Rink

The Dynamic and trendy Dubai Ice Rink is a leisure attraction and assures unlimited fun for skating enthusiasts as well as visitors. The Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink has become a major hotspot for celebratory events & friendly get-togethers.

Location: Ground floor

Admission: Starts from AED 63 (Fare changes with respect to session/event you chose)

Reel Cinemas – Cinema & Luxury

Enjoy a truly immersive film experience at Reel Cinemas. It features 22 screens showcasing a range of 2D, 3D, and 4D must watch movies. Indulge yourself in the comfortable recliner seats and enjoy the movie with a range of gourmet combos.

Film ticket fare: Starts from AED 36.50 (Fare changes depending on the 2D/3D/4D movie you choose)

Tip – Put on some comfortable shoes as there’s a lot of walking involved.

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